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Victims’ father tries to attack disgraced sports doctor Nassar at court hearing

Randall Margraves had asked the judge for ‘five minutes’ in a locked room with Nassar.

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Larry Nassar (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal/AP)

Larry Nassar (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal/AP)

Larry Nassar (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal/AP)

A father of three victims of Larry Nassar has tried to attack the disgraced former sports doctor during a court hearing in Michigan.

Bailiffs tackled the father to the floor of the courtroom on Friday morning.

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Eaton County Sheriff’s deputies restrain Mr Margraves (AP)

Eaton County Sheriff’s deputies restrain Mr Margraves (AP)

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Eaton County Sheriff’s deputies restrain Mr Margraves (AP)

After two of his daughters spoke at the hearing, Randall Margraves asked the judge for “five minutes” in a locked room with Nassar. The judge said she could not do that.

Mr Margraves then asked for one minute, but the judge said she could not allow that either. He then rushed at Nassar.

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The man has asked the judge for

The man has asked the judge for

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The man has asked the judge for

Two of his daughters had given statements to the court, and said their other sister also had been molested by Nassar.

Crying could be hurt in the courtroom as Nassar was escorted out.

Assistant attorney general Angela Povilaitis told families in the courtroom to “use your words” and that violence “is not helping your children”.

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