"Dr. Nassar was not a doctor," Maroney wrote in a statement read by a prosecutor at the hearing. "He in fact is, was, and forever shall be, a child molester, and a monster of a human being. End of story."
When the sentence was read, according to The New York Times, Nassar apologised and addressed his accusers: "Your words these past several days have had a significant effect on myself and have shaken me to my core. I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days."
Before delivering the sentence, however, Judge Aquilina read a letter from Nassar to the court, in which he complained that the media had distorted his patients' view of him.
"I was a good doctor because my treatments worked, and those patients that are now speaking out are the same ones that praised and came back over and over," the letter read, according to CNN. "The media convinced them that everything I did was wrong and bad. They feel I broke their trust. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."
The letter "tells me you still don't get it," Judge Aquilina said to him.
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