WATCH: Day 5 of victims addressing former doctor Larry Nassar at sentencing in sexual abuse cases

Over 100 victims expected to speak at sentencing

By John Steckroth - Editor, Ken Haddad
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LANSING, Mich. - Over 100 victims are expected to appear and speak during the sentencing hearing for former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar who has plead guilty to several counts of sexual abuse and assault.

Nassar has plead guilty to abusing young girls for decades. His main sentencing hearing started on Tuesday and is expected to last at least four days with nearly 100 victims speaking. 

LIVE STREAM: Sentencing, victim statements expected in Larry Nassar case

WATCH: Day 1 of victims addressing former doctor Larry Nassar at sentencing in sexual abuse cases

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WATCH: Day 4 of victims addressing former doctor Larry Nassar at sentencing in sexual abuse cases

Below you'll find victim statements as they are being made. This list will be updated throughout the day. (Warning: Strong, disturbing language in videos)

Bailey Lorencen gave the defense attorneys a lashing for aggressively questioning young victims telling them they wasted their law degrees on a despicable man.

The defense attorney objected. The judge told the defense they should have thick enough skin to handle it.

“I even saw the two of you smile,” Lorencen said. “I am so confused by your career path and I do not respect you or your choices.”

Watch her statement below:

Valerie Webb said she began seeing Nassar when she was 10 years old and suffered a back injury.

“The so called ‘treatment’ never made my back feel better,” Webb said.

Watch her statement below: 

Whitney Mergens said she felt lucky when they were able to get an appointment with Nassar.

“I quit gymnastics shortly after that,” Mergens said.

Watch her statement below:

Marta Stern said her childhood admiration of Nassar led her to becoming a physical therapist.

“You are supposed to be able to implicitly trust a doctor; instead you broke ethical codes, your Hippocratic Oath, as well as all universal precautions for your own twisted desire,” Stern said.

Watch her statement below:

Clasina Syrovy asked Nassar if he had any idea how many women he abused.

“You saw a way to take advantage of your position -- the all mighty and trusted gymnastics doctor,” Syrovy said. “Shame on you Larry.”

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Emma Ann Miller, 15, addressed Nassar, drawing drew cheers, laughs and applause from those in court.

“Don’t get too excited Larry, you will probably never talk to a woman again accept for one holding a gun, a Taser and a billy club,” Miller said.

Watch her statement below:

Amanda Smith told the court that the survivors of Nassar’s abuse are equals.

“I may not be an Olympian or a Big Ten athlete, but I have a voice,” Smith said.

Watch her statement below:

Taylor Livingston told the court that Nassar was a monster and said that many were responsible for allowing so many women to be abused.

“Reputations can be deceiving and his most certainly was,” Livingston said. “This sad excuse for a man is not the only one who is to blame for all of this.

Watch her statement below:

Kamerin Moore spoke directly to the defendant saying she almost didn’t speak at the sentencing because she didn’t want to subject her unborn child to even being in the same room as a monster.

“It took too long to get to this place where you’ll finally have to suffer these consequences alone and afraid, but that to me is still a great victory,” Moore said.

Watch her statement below:

Krista Wakeman told the court that Nassar manipulated entire families into believing he was a good doctor.

“Because of you and your actions, I am terrified to allow my daughter to become a gymnast one day,” Wakeman said. 

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Paula Daniels spoke on behalf of her daughter, Samantha Daniels, who is currently serving in the military.

“Someone needed to protect us,” Daniels said. 

Watch the statement below:

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