Disgraced former doctor calls court proceedings a “media circus” as hearing continues

Disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar settling in for day three of listening to his victims tell their stories Thursday morning in Lansing. (WEYI)

LANSING, Mich. --Disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar settling in for day three of listening to his victims tell their stories Thursday morning in Lansing.

The day started off with the judge scolding Nassar after she received a six page, single spaced, hand written note from Nassar, in which he called the proceedings a "media circus" and said sitting through four days of impact statements is "harsh.”

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In addition, he said he doesn’t know how much more he can take.

Former U.S. national team member and 2000 Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Dancher was among the many victims who spoke out against Nassar.

Dancher, like so many victims, went to Nassar for treatment, and she says some of treatments and abuse happened in her hotel rooms, in her bed in Sydney at the Olympics.

The former Olympian says the abuse stripped her of her self-esteem leaving her to consider suicide.

It was a fellow Olympian who shared her own story of abuse that Dancher decided to come forward.

Victim's impact statements will continue tomorrow.

If needed formal sentencing will be moved until Monday.

Judge Aquilina has said she will give everyone who wants to speak a chance for their voice to be heard.

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