On Tuesday, the NCAA sent Michigan State a letter, expressing its interest in opening an investigation into how athletics officials responded to concerns about Nassar. They told of the shattered psyches, the suicide attempts and the torturous guilt that resulted from Nassar's abuse, which typically involved him, under the guise of pain therapy, slipping his hand under their clothes and penetrating, probing and fondling them. Stephens, 26, is the former family friend Nassar abused in his boiler room starting when she was 6, whose parents didn't believe her when she came forward when she was 12 and who uttered words in her statement to Nassar last week that the prosecutor noted appeared last weekend on posters at Women's Marches across the country: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Last week, Michigan State acquiesced to requests from victims and their attorneys for an independent review of the university's culpability for Nassar's crimes. Later on Wednesday, Sen. Before this month, the Nassar case — which first burst into public view with a September story in the Indianapolis Star featuring one woman publicly accusing Nassar of assault, which soon resulted in dozens more victims coming forward — had appeared to have largely reached a resolution. Denhollander is among more than girls and women suing the school, as well as USA Gymnastics, over Nassar's abuse. They turn into strong women, who have come back to destroy your world. As Larry was abusing me each time, I thought it was fine because I thought I could trust the adults around me. Victims have said they complained about Nassar's conduct to Michigan State athletics officials as far back as , and in , an investigation by the school's Title IX office cleared Nassar after a woman alleged he assaulted her. Wednesday's hearing began with three final victim's statements, the last coming from Rachael Denhollander, the Louisville woman whose decision in to file a police report and contact the Indianapolis Star ultimately brought about Nassar's prosecution. In the letter, Nassar complained about the length of his sentencing hearing, maintained that his touching of patients was legitimate medical therapy and termed some of the alleged victims' accounts "fabricated. It was clear to me this was something Larry did regularly," said Denhollander, who, as a year-old club gymnast from nearby Kalamazoo, visited Nassar for treatment.