Larry Nassar's Abuse Survivors Were All Named In A Gut-Wrenching Twitter Thread

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Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on Wednesday for molesting underage girls in his capacity as the USA Gymnastics doctor. As the sentencing was unfolding, the Detroit Free Press illustrated the appalling scope of his abuse by tweeting out each of Nassar's victim's names. Given that 156 of his former patients testified against him in court, the result was a lengthy Twitter thread.

The Free Press did this without any introduction or preamble. It first tweeted out the name of one Nassar victim, Kyle Stephens, and kept going from there.

Nassar was already facing an effective life sentence before this trial. Earlier, he pleaded guilty to possession of child porn and, in a separate trial, to molesting three former patients who were not Olympics gymnasts. The former case resulted in a 60-year sentence for the 54-year-old doctor; the latter case hasn't yet gone to sentencing, but it's now largely a moot point. Between the sentence Nassar was given Wednesday and his earlier child porn conviction, he'll now assuredly be spending the rest of his life behind bars.

"You do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again," Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said at his sentencing.

Here's are all of the victims, some of whom wished to remain anonymous, that the Free Press tweeted.

  • Kyle Stephens
  • Jessica Thomashow
  • Victim D
  • Chelsey Markham
  • Jade Capua
  • Alexis Moore
  • Olivia Cowan
  • Rebecca Mark
  • Bethany Bauman
  • Kate Mahon
  • Danielle Moore
  • Marion Siebert
  • Annette Hill
  • Taylor Stevens
  • Victim 55
  • Amanda Cormier
  • Jennifer Rood Bedford
  • Nicole Soos
  • Ashley Erickson
  • Melissa Imrie
  • Victim 125
  • Megan Halicek
  • Victim 48
  • Katelyn Skrabis
  • Brianne Randall
  • Victim 2
  • Anna Ludes
  • Lindsey Schuett
  • Maggie Nichols
  • Tiffany Thomas Lopez
  • Jeanette Antolin
  • Amanda Thomashow
  • Victim 105
  • Gwen Anderson
  • Amanda Barterian
  • Jaime Doski
  • Jenelle Moul
  • Madeleine Jones
  • Kayla Spicher
  • Jennifer Hayes
  • Nicole Walker
  • Victim 75
  • Chelsea Williams
  • Stephanie Robinson
  • Carrie Hogan
  • Helena Weick
  • Victim 28
  • Victim 10
  • Taryn Look
  • Jamie Dantzscher
  • McKayla Maroney
  • Lindsey Lemke
  • Nicole Reeb
  • Lyndsy Gamet
  • Taylor Cole
  • Jessica Smith
  • Arianna Guerrero
  • Melody Posthuma Van der Veen
  • Christine Harrison
  • Victim 153
  • Victim 11
  • Victim 136
  • Kristen Thelen
  • Katie Rasmussen
  • Jessica Tarrant
  • Mary Fisher-Follmer
  • Jordyn Wieber
  • Chelsea Zerfas
  • Samantha Ursch
  • Kara Johnson
  • Maddie Johnson
  • Marie Anderson
  • Amy Labadie
  • Ashley Yost
  • Aly Raisman
  • Kassie Powell
  • Megan Ginter
  • Katherine Gordon
  • Katelynne Hall
  • Anya Gillengerten
  • Kaylee McDowell
  • Lindsay Woolever
  • Hannah Morrow
  • Bayle Pickel
  • Alexis Alvarado
  • Morgan McCaul
  • Trenea Gonzcar
  • Larissa Boyce
  • Bailey Lorencen
  • Valerie Webb
  • Whitney Mergens
  • Marta Stern
  • Clasina Syrovy
  • Emma Ann Miller
  • Amanda Smith
  • Taylor Livingston
  • Victim 163
  • Victim 183
  • Presley Allison
  • Kamerin Moore
  • Krista Wakeman
  • Samantha Daniels
  • Victim 159
  • Alliree Gingerich
  • Megan Farnsworth
  • Kourtney Weidner
  • A.N.
  • Charla Burill
  • Lauren Michalak
  • Vanasia Bradley
  • Breanne Rata
  • Erin McCann
  • Catherine Hannum
  • Victim 170
  • Jessica Chedler Rodriguez
  • Victim 138
  • Morgan Margraves
  • Victim 127
  • Victim 142
  • Victim 162
  • Victim 186
  • Victim 185
  • Victim 73
  • Victim 165
  • Whitney Burns
  • Isabell Hutchins
  • Meaghan Ashcraft
  • Natalie Woodland
  • Jillian Swinehart
  • Alison Chauvette
  • Anna Dayton
  • Olivia Venuto
  • Victim 126
  • Mattie Larson
  • Jessica Howard
  • Alexandra Romano
  • Arianna Castillo
  • Selena Brennan
  • Victim 190
  • Makayla Thrush
  • Emily Morales
  • Abigail Mealy
  • Ashley Bremer
  • Victim 195
  • Brooke Hylek
  • Abigayle Bergeron
  • Emily Meinke
  • Morgan Valley
  • Christina Barba
  • Amanda McGeachie
  • Victim 177
  • Victim 178
  • Sterling Riethman
  • Kaylee Lorincz
  • Rachael Denhollander

"It is worth noting that there are other survivors beyond this list that, understandably, chose to stay silent," the Free Press wrote in a subsequent tweet.

During the sentencing, Aquilina read excerpts from a letter that Nassar had written two months after agreeing to plead guilty. In the letter, Nassar said he was "manipulated" into pleading guilty, accused the media of "sensationalizing" the accusations and — in a comment that reportedly drew gasps from the courtroom — wrote that "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

Aquilina, who said it was an "honor and privilege to sentence" Nassar, also addressed those who testified against him.

"Thank you so much for being here, and for your strength," she said. "You are no longer victims. You are survivors."