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Distraught Father Lunges at Larry Nassar During Court Hearing (Watch)

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Randall Margraves (L) lunges at Larry Nassar,(wearing orange) a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, during victim statements of his sentencing in the Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Michigan, U.S., February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
Randall Margraves (L) lunges at Larry Nassar,(wearing orange) a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, during victim statements of his sentencing in the Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Michigan, U.S., February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

*The father of three daughters who have been abused by Larry Nassar tried to physically take down the former doctor in court Friday before he was tackled and arrested by security.

Randall Margraves said he was a “distraught father” and cursed at Nassar before Judge Janice Cunningham told him that was not allowed in court.

He then asked the judge for personal time alone with the “demon.”

“I would ask you, as part of the sentencing to grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon,” he asked. “Would you give me one minute?”

The judge declined, saying “that’s not how our legal system works.”

“Well I’m going to have to,” Margraves responded. He then launched into a sprint at Nassar.

Security swarmed and grabbed Margraves from behind.

“I want that son of a b****!” Margraves yelled as he was being detained. (Watch in the video above.)

Randall Margraves detained after lunging toward Larry Nassar in court (Feb. 2, 2018) - CNN
Randall Margraves detained after lunging toward Larry Nassar in court (Feb. 2, 2018) – CNN

The outburst prompted a harsh rebuke from Michigan Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis in court.

“You cannot behave like this,” she said. “This is letting him have his power over us.”

As he was ushered out of the room, Margraves responded: “You haven’t lived through it, lady.”

Nassar, the former doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, has pleaded guilty to 10 criminal sexual conduct charges across two Michigan counties. In court, he admitted to abusing his trusted position to sexually abuse girls under the guise of medical treatment.

Margraves is the father of Lauren and Madison Margraves, two young women who had spoken emotionally about how Nassar abused them just before their father addressed the court. A third Margraves daughter spoke at Nassar’s sentencing in neighboring Ingham County last month.

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