Social media reacted, too. Many took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the sentencing. Several responded to Aquilina’s comments, including Olympic medalist Simone Biles, praising her for her candor.
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Some thought the judge was too harsh and said she acted inappropriately. They called her “unprofessional” and “mean.”
Others applauded the victims for their bravery and strength. Several said they were heros and admired them for standing together.
And a few reflected on the future, hoping Nassar’s punishment would prevent other sexual crimes from happening.
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