Larry Nassar, the disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor who has pleaded guilty to molesting seven girls and has been accused of molesting dozens more, was sentenced on Wednesday to 175 years in prison.
During his sentencing, Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina read the court a letter that Nassar wrote in which he took no responsibility for his actions and instead cast blame on his accusers, whom he said were not grateful for the treatments they received.
"Those patients that are now speaking out are the same ones that praised and came back over and over," Nassar wrote. "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."
As the judge read the line about "scorned" women, the entire courtroom audibly gasped.
And they weren't the only ones, as Twitter users reacted furiously at Nassar's attempt to shift blame to victims. Check out the top reactions below.
It’s a great day to be alive. For everyone except Larry Nassar. You bet your ass “hell hath no fury like a scorned… https://t.co/QL4ggB7HeX— Maggie Devlin Wright (@Maggie Devlin Wright)1516816214.0
“A woman scorned??!?!?” He REALLY doesn’t know how to read the room. And that goes beyond PR, as the judge who wil… https://t.co/HBZFkwembQ— Bitter Script Reader (@Bitter Script Reader)1516814981.0
AYFKM? Nassar actually wrote, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" 😠 Throw the book, judge Aquilina! Throw. It. Hard!! #justice— Rebecca I. Allen (@Rebecca I. Allen)1516814960.0
@wxyzdetroit A woman scorned?!?! How about young girl’s lives ruined forever?!? #monster— Marisa Rawlins (@Marisa Rawlins)1516815087.0
A woman "scorned"? No, no that's definitely not the word you're looking for. 😡 https://t.co/bmUbe8m0xD— Sarah McCammon📻 (@Sarah McCammon📻)1516815058.0
"Hell hath no fury like a woman SCORNED?" You telling us you thought what you had was consensual, and then you told… https://t.co/nX7H7gKsGP— Sally (@Sally)1516815255.0
These were not women scorned. These were children. https://t.co/Pu3suqCf74— Lisa Schmeiser (@Lisa Schmeiser)1516815236.0
Gonna go ahead and change the word ‘Hell’ to ‘every decent citizen on earth’ and then change ‘woman’ to ‘child’ and… https://t.co/oM4dRGFDpg— Ralph Amsden (@Ralph Amsden)1516816115.0
EXCUSE US YOU PIECE OF TRASH, WOMAN SCORNED?! THESE WERE YOUNG GIRLS ABUSED BY AN AUTHORITY FIGURE THEY THOUGHT THE… https://t.co/mnLrz6xYzW— WILDFANG (@WILDFANG)1516816089.0
This Nassar guy really wrote "hell hath no fury like a women scorned" and that the AG and Judge mistreated him in h… https://t.co/lcT0Spmgi0— Jordan Bradley (@Jordan Bradley)1516816033.0