Yesterday former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison on charges of sexual assault. That is 25 more years than the number of women who testified against this 10/10 creep in the last seven days. Those who watched the trial are familiar with the presiding judge in the case, the Honorable Rosemarie Aquilina, who looks like if Elvira had her own Legally Blonde spinoff. That’s the highest compliment we can make under law, btw.
Judge Aquilina wasn’t going to let Nassar quietly slink away in his jail cell. No, like a true learned betch, she rightly decided to drag his pedophilic abusive ass in front of the courtroom. Here were the highlights.
When She Suggested That She’d Risk Her Job Of Upholding The Law To Make Sure This Dude Suffered.
“Our Constitution does not allow for cruel and unusual punishment. If it did, I have to say, I might allow what he did to all of these beautiful souls—these young women in their childhood—I would allow someone or many people to do to him what he did to others.”
When She Signed His Death Warrant
When handing down his sentence, Judge Aquilina told Nassar “I just signed your death warrant.” I want this woman to be the next Marvel superhero, thank you.
When She Publicly Read His Letter
During sentencing, Judge Aquilina read exceprts of a letter Nassar sent to her in which he blamed media sensationalization for overreacting and called himself a “good doctor.” The best drags are when you don’t have to use any of your own words. She brought the receipts and read them out loud, then literally tossed his words aside like the trash they are.
When She Stated Exactly How Much She Trusted Him
“I wouldn’t send my dogs to you sir.” Honestly, embroider that onto a banner and hang it on the hearth.
When She Reminded Him Of Who He Was Fucking With
“You played on everyone’s vulnerability. I’m not vulnerable. Not to you, not to other criminals. At that podium I swore to uphold the constitution and the law and I am well trained. I know exactly what to do.” Girl, send him to LinkedIn and make him read your resume.
When She Spoke Directly To The Women
It was explicitly clear she wasn’t on Nassar’s side, but just to remind him she had an empowering message for the women who gave testimonies. “You are no longer victims, you are survivors.” Damn. Forget Oprah, I’m backing this woman for president 2020. (Just kidding, love you, Oprah.)
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