(CNN)The father of three daughters who were abused by Larry Nassar tried to attack the former doctor in an Eaton County, Michigan, courtroom Friday before he was tackled anddetained by security.
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, and he launched into a sprint toward Nassar.
Security rushed to stop him and grabbed him from behind before he was able to reach Nassar.
“I want that son of a b****!” the man yelled as he was being detained. “Give me one minute with that bastard.”
He added, “What if this happened to you guys?”
The incident sparked harsh words from Michigan Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis in court.
“You cannot behave like that,” she said. “No one can behave like this. I want to make sure it’s crystal clear.”
As he was ushered out of the room, Margraves responded: “You haven’t lived through it, lady.”
Margraves: ‘I lost control’
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 statement from Morgan Margraves, his third daughter, was readat Nassar’s sentencing in neighboring Ingham County last month.
“I lost control. I apologize a hundred times,” Margraves told the court. “I’m definitely calmed down. I’m embarrassed. I’m not here to upstage my daughters. I’m here to help them heal.”
Judge Cunningham agreed to release him without a fine or punishment “given the circumstances of the case,” she said, but still affirmed that he acted inappropriately.
“You have to understand that this is a courtroom and this is where we carry out and enforce the rules of law,” she said.
“We cannot and I cannot tolerate or condone vigilantism or any other type of action that basically comes down to an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” she added. “That’s not what’s best in this situation. What’s best here is that we take this horrible tragedy and we learn to educate people.”
Margraves said that he hopes when Nassar dies that the ex-physician is sent to one of the “deepest, darkest, hottest pits in hell there is.”
Nassar is currently in Eaton County Circuit Court as dozens of women have come forward to explain how his abuse changed their lives.
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