VIDEO: Father of sexual abuse victims charges Larry Nassar in court during sentencing
Father of Lauren Margraves says he wants 5 minutes alone in room with Nassar
EATON COUNTY, Mich. – The father of three sexual abuse victims charged at Larry Nassar in court Friday during his sentencing in Eaton County.
You can watch the full video of the incident above. WARNING: There is explicit language in the video.
Before running at Nassar, Randall Margraves called Nassar a "son of a b****," and the judge told him not to swear in court.
Margraves also said he would like to be locked in a room with Nassar.
"I ask you to, as part of the sentencing, to grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon," he said. "Would you do that?"
No, sir, I can't do that," Judge Janice Cunningham said.
"Would you give me one minute?" Margraves asked.
"You know that I can't do that," Cunningham said. "That's not how our legal system works."
Margraves ran at Nassar and was tackled by three officers. He was held down for one minute while being handcuffed.
"Let me at him," he shouted from the ground. "That son of a b****. I want that son of a b****. Give me one minute with that b******."
"Relax, sir," an officer Margraves. "Relax. Take it easy, buddy. Just relax."
The officers stood him up after he calmed down.
"Where is he?" Margraves asked as he got to his feet.
Margraves asked the Eaton County police officers, "What if this happened to you guys?"
Judge dismisses contempt charge
The Eaton County sheriff said Margraves was held on the judge's orders.
The sheriff said even though Margraves didn't touch Nassar, the threat alone could have warranted a charge.
A special hearing was held Friday for the father, and Cunningham decided not to hand down a punishment.
The county prosecutor will decide if Margraves will be charged with assault.
Margraves has 3 daughters involved in case
Margraves was standing with his two daughters -- Lauren and Madison Margraves -- in the Eaton County courtroom. Both are victims of Nassar.
Margraves' third daughter, Morgan, is also a victim. She testified during day five of Nassar's sentencing in Ingham County.
Prosecutor demands calm in courtroom
"You do not behave like that," Prosecutor Angela Povilaitis said. "No one can behave like this. I want to make sure it's crystal clear."
"You haven't lived through it, lady," Margraves told her.
"You cannot behave like this," Povilaitis said. "This is letting him (Nassar) have this power over us, OK? She (the victim) will come out and tell you this."
Local 4's Nick Monacelli is in the courtroom and said Margraves didn't land a hit on Nassar before police brought him down.
"I don't want to see another parents get arrested or put handcuffs on, or a victim," Povilaitis said. "We cannot behave like this. I understand Mr. Margraves' frustration, but you cannot do this. This is not helping your children, this is not helping your community, this is not helping us. This is not helping the police department. Use your words. Use your experiences to get him and to change. Do not use physical violence."
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