Did anyone get a load of the testimony in Michigan this week against creepy prolific pedophile USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar? What’s this have to do with infidelity, Tracy? Mightiness, CN, mightiness.
All hail Kyle Stephens.
This poor kid was abused by Nassar, not believed by her parents, called a liar by everyone close to her, and persevered in telling her story anyway. She finally got justice, and in an epic badass moment, she looked Nassar square in the eye and said:
“Perhaps you have figured it out by now, but little girls don’t stay little forever. They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world.”
“I have been coming for you for a long time,” she told Nassar, who hid his eyes beneath his hand through the testimony. “I’ve told counselors your name in hopes they would report you. I’ve told your name to Child Protective Services twice. I gave a testament to get your medical license revoked. You were first arrested on my charges. And now as the only nonmedical victim to come forward, I testify to let the world know you are a repulsive liar.”
Sexual abuse victims are given protected anonymity. Stephens rejected hers.
“I’m addressing you publicly today as a final step and statement to myself that I have nothing to be ashamed of.”
Your Friday homework, CN — who inspires you? Whose is the profile in courage that’s getting you through this shit storm now?