It's not just the brazen string of sexual assaults committed by a renowned doctor.
Day five of Nassar's sentencing is expected to start back up again on Monday. The world-famous athletes in the courtroom.
Despite a growing number of calls from lawmakers, the student body and others for MSU President Lou Anna Simon to resign or be removed because of the MSU's handling of the Nassar Scandal, Trustees are standing by her, offering a brief statement yesterday saying they still feel she is the best person for the job.
The Associated Press also has been reporting from the week-long hearings and one AP report describes victims "experiencing "searing pain" during the assaults and having feelings of shame and embarrassment".
"The testimony of Nassar's victims this week made many of us, including me, listen to the survivors and the community in a different way", Simon said in a statement Friday morning announcing the board's request for a review of the case. Friday was the fourth consecutive day of victims addressing Nassar in court as a part of the sentencing hearing. But as the week went on, the sadness was accompanied by a snowballing signals that these women are moving from victims to survivors - and outspoken survivors at that.
Donna Markham cries as she talks about her late daughter Chelsea, a victim of former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The woman said she had known Nassar for decades, and according to her, they were family friends.
Close Modal Window Hang on for a minute.we're trying to find some more stories you might like. "We are using it", Chelsea Williams, a Nassar victim, told the court Thursday. "We understand the public's faith has been shaken", the statement from board chairman Brian Breslin said.
Nassar will be put away for the rest of his life. He also was a team doctor at USA Gymnastics.
Lou Anna Simon will stay as president of Michigan State University despite increasing pressure for her to be fired.
"I don't even know how you are still in the position that you are in".
In response, Michigan State University student government leaders sent a letter to the board of trustees calling for change in university leadership. "She wants me to sit in the witness box next to her for all four days so the media cameras will be directed at her". "I was scared and nervous".
"I hope and pray that the survivors get through this, but I also hope that we take a serious look at what we're doing".
The emotional statements from the women and girls have brought tears to the victim's eyes in the courtroom, but the black lab was stationed outside Aquilina's office ready to provide comfort for anyone who needed it. Wieber was the first to speak on Friday - watch her statement here.