Today, former Team USA Gymnastics doctor and serial sexual predator Larry Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison. In handing down the sentence, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina didn’t mince words — or hide her disgust with Nassar.
After reading from a letter Nassar wrote to try to paint himself as the victim in all this:
“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”: Audible gasps were heard in the courtroom as Judge Rosemarie Aquilina read a letter written by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar during his sentencing https://t.co/VbFMSwbZum pic.twitter.com/ZlUKHyCBly
— CNN (@CNN) January 24, 2018
Aquilina made it quite clear how she felt about him:
— Brittany Stephanis (@bmstephanis) January 24, 2018
This GIF of Judge Aquilina throwing away the letter Larry Nassar wrote the court about how hard it is for him to listen to victim testimonies PRETTY MUCH SAYS IT ALL. pic.twitter.com/5HB9WMaPqU
— Ellie Hall (@ellievhall) January 24, 2018
Wow. That was … not subtle.
No fucks were given.
— MatthewAllin (@Dragon_Zord92) January 24, 2018
— Lamenting Lamb (@rebeccak2009) January 24, 2018
— Gil Rodriguez (@GillTheThrilll) January 24, 2018
the look is everything.
— CoffeeNTrees (@CoffeeNTrees) January 24, 2018
— Good Fundies Brian (@OmarMinayaFan) January 24, 2018
— Milo D'Voidofunk (@ludd173) January 24, 2018
Destined to be the gif of all gifs.
— Barbara Spiegel (@akaBarni) January 24, 2018
But not everyone was so impressed by the judge’s gesture. A few parting dissenting opinions:
This is an argument for why cameras should *not* be in the courtroom. It seems like the viewers AND the judge have turned this into a game show. https://t.co/FZCOEJHEJB
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) January 24, 2018
Nassar's crimes are vile and worthy of denunciation, but the judge's conduct in the hearing (as opposed that of to his victims), screams "I am going to seek election to the Michigan Court of Appeals." https://t.co/ppNE6YyMUs
— RICO chart hat (@NonWhiteHat) January 24, 2018
I hate to say this, but Nassar's lawyers are (and should be) likely already preparing an appeal based on this action. As much as I loved the testimony, he's going to say that he was treated unfairly and sentenced too harshly. https://t.co/5Bc2fTcbCQ
— Emily Zanotti’s Great & Unmatched Wisdom (@emzanotti) January 24, 2018