The dad who tried to attack disgraced sports physician Larry Nassar during a court hearing Friday is getting thousands of dollars in donations as of Saturday.
Randall Margraves, the father of two girls who gave victim impact statements about abuse from Nassar, has received $31,000 via Gofundme in the span of 23 hours after trying to attack the disgraced doctor, reported Fox News.
The page was set up by co-worker Aaron Pangborn to offset costs of any potential legal fees after the distraught father lunged at Nassar. The dramatic incident happened during the final court hearing for Nassar where he is accused of abusing 30 victims at a gymnastics club, reported CBS News.
“This is the official Go Fund Me page to help a brother and friend in need,” wrote Pangborn. The page has 921 donors.
Following Margraves’ daughters’ testimonies, the distraught father said to Judge Janice Cunningham, “I would ask you to as part of the sentencing to grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon,” said Randall Margraves.
The judge refused, riling Margraves to run up and attack Nassar. Margraves was put in handcuffs and was back at court later for contempt charges.
“I came here in support of my daughters. I gotta hear that and I look over here and Larry Nassar’s shaking his head, ‘no,’ like it didn’t happen,” he said. The judge decided not to sentence him.
Margraves will not go to court. Funding is now closed and all the money raised will go to victims of sexual abuse.
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