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Larry Nassar Victim to Speak at Harvard About Forgiveness



    Larry Nassar Victim to Speak at Harvard About Forgiveness
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    CHARLOTTE, MI - FEBRUARY 05: Rachael Denhollander, who was sexually abused by Larry Nassar beginning when she was 15-years-old, speaks to the press after Nassar's sentencing hearing in Eaton County Circuit Court on February 5, 2018 in Charlotte, Michigan. Nassar has been accused of sexually assaulting more than 150 girls and young women while he was a physician for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University. At the hearing Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison. He is currently serving a 60-year sentence in federal prison for possession of child pornography. Last month a judge in Ingham County, Michigan sentenced Nassar to 40 to 175 years in prison after he plead guilty to sexually assaulting seven girls. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    The first woman to publicly accuse former sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse will be speaking about justice and forgiveness at Harvard University.

    Rachael Denhollander is slated to speak Thursday at an event titled "Can We Reconcile Justice and Forgiveness?"

    She's expected to discuss how religion influenced her ideas about justice and her ability to forgive people who don't seem to deserve it.

    Denhollander told police in 2016 that Nassar molested her when she was a 15-year-old gymnast. Dozens of other women later testified in court that Nassar had abused them too.

    He pleaded guilty in November to molesting patients and possessing child pornography and was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.

    The event will be moderated by Harvard professor and developmental psychologist Nancy Hill.

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