A 15-year-old girl who confronted disgraced doctor Larry Nassar in court on Monday revealed that Michigan State University is still billing her mother for appointments that Nassar used to sexually assault her.
According to the New York Daily News, Emma Ann Miller is possibly one of the last patients to fall victim to Nassar, 54. And, on Monday, she had the opportunity to tell the serial predator that she hasn’t forgiven him for his actions–which reportedly entailed him assaulting her in a supply room.
“I have never wanted to hate someone in my life, but my hate towards you is uncontrollable. Larry Nassar, I hate you,” she said.
“I will work on forgiving you, as I know that is what God wants. But at this moment, I will leave forgiveness up to Him.”
The teen also explained how she saw Nassar as a family member and that she yearned for a “positive male role model” in her life. Nassar began treating a 10-year-old Miller on a monthly basis for a back injury. She says that the nickname Nassar gave to her, “goofball,” will forever haunt her.
The New York Post reported that her last treatment was in August 2016, a month before the college announced his firing.
Miller also revealed that MSU billed her for the appointments and that her mother continues to be billed. However, MSU spokesperson Jason Cody told the Post in an email that “[P]atients of former MSU physician Larry Nassar will not be billed.” The announcement comes after MSU officials said were deciding whether to reimburse patients who were victimized during appointments with Nassar.
Nassar pleaded guilty in November to 10 counts of sexual assault and is facing between 40 to 125 years in prison. According to the Lansing State Journal, Miller is one of more than 90 women who have already delivered victim impact statements; 144 women are expected to speak during the hearing, which commenced on January 16.
[Featured Image: Larry Nassar/Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP]