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Interview: What Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, Known for Nassar Trial, Has to Say on Trauma and Sexual Assault

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Most of us became familiar with the name Rosemarie Aquilina during the trial of infamous osteopathic physician to the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team Larry Nassar, who was convicted of criminal sexual conduct and possession of child pornography.

Judge Aquilina famously allowed more than 150 sister survivors to provide victim impact statements of the abuses they endured at the hands of Larry Nassar over several decades and her powerful sentencing speech will go down as legend for many survivors of sexual violence, including myself.

I first became more intimately acquainted with Judge Aquilina when I messaged her via social media after hearing her sentencing and literally sobbing my way through it.

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