The #metoo movement has a new face. Not that of a former Hollywood starlet who was abused by a man in a position to advance her career. Not the face of an established actress who goes public with her experience. Nor is it the face of a political aide who painfully speaks up about the treatment she received at the hands of her boss.
No, the new face of the movement that has given women the courage to make a private act public is that of a man. He’s not a perpetrator, more accurately he’s a victim by association, through love, the love of a father, his pain clearly overwhelming.
His name is Randall Musgrave. I’d say he’s in his forties, maybe early fifties. A stocky determined looking man. He is the father of not one or two, but three of despicable creature Larry Nasser’s victims. Three of Musgrave’s daughters were abused by Nasser.
On Friday Musgrave stood in the courtroom and addressed the now convicted Nasser. He calmly asked the judge if he could have five minutes alone with Nasser. Needless to say the judge explained how that was not possible. He then altered his request, bargaining downward and asking for just one minute alone with Nasser. Again the judge denied him. So he decided to take his best shot right then and there by dashing through the courtroom at Nasser. So great is his pain and anger that it took several bailiffs to wrestle Musgrave to the floor.
He was the only person to attempt this sort of action, but I have to believe all the parents and victims must have had it cross their minds at least once. Subsequently Musgrave apologized to the court, and the judge seemed that under the circumstances no punishment was necessary. Sometimes the legal system gets it right.