Michigan State Reaches Settlement With 332 Larry Nassar Victims

Michigan State Reaches Settlement With 332 Larry Nassar Victims

Michigan State Reaches Settlement With 332 Larry Nassar Victims

The settlement applies to only Michigan State University and MSU individuals sued in the litigation.

In the joint statement, MSU Special Counsel Robert Young said the two sides worked with a mediator, Mick Grewal, to achieve "a result that is responsible and equitable".

Trustee Brian Breslin says Michigan State recognizes the "need for change" when it comes to sexual assault awareness and prevention.

Larry Nassar's victims will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year's ESPYS. It's also unclear where the money will come from. Any suggestion that the university engaged in a coverup is "simply false", a school statement said.

The settlement does not include a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement, and does not address alleged incidents of sexual abuse involving gymnastics organizing bodies. She had both praise and criticism for the university with the announcement of the settlement.

USA Gymnastics reported Nassar to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in July 2015, but he continued to see patients at the university until a newspaper exposed him in September 2016.

And that's just the victims that we know about, for whom $425 million of this settlement will be appropriated.

During a remarkable series of court hearings, dozens of women came forward to speak against Nassar as well as the institutions that they said protected him, including Michigan State.

And she is renewing her call for MI lawmakers to enact legislation that would retroactively extend the time limit for victims of childhood sexual abuse to sue.

The state criminal inquiry into the university has so far yielded charges against William Strampel, the former dean of the medical college where Nassar practiced medicine.


Nassar pleaded guilty to sexually abusing scores of gymnasts he examined in his capacity as a doctor for the US gymnastics team and Michigan State athletes. He is serving three prison sentences that will likely keep him locked up for life. But his accusers also said he molested them at a gymnastics-training ranch in Texas and at national and global competitions. And he received separate sentences amounting to decades behind bars after admitting to molesting young gymnasts. At least one swimmer was among those to testify that Nassar had sexually abused them as children.

He counted on his charm and reputation to deflect any questions. His clinic was decorated with signed photos of Olympic stars, bolstering his credentials to star-struck athletes and their families. Olympic gold medalists McKayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, and Jordan Wieber have all said they were assaulted by Nassar.

Other cases involved participants in soccer, figure skating, rowing, softball, cheerleading, wrestling, diving, dance, and track and field.

"This historic settlement came about through the bravery of more than 300 women and girls who had the courage to stand up and refuse to be silenced".

The scandal rocked Michigan State, leading to the resignation of President Lou Anna Simon on January 24 and athletic director Mark Hollis two days later.

The school has about 39,000 undergraduate students.

Additionally, the school spent more than $1 million on public relations firms and more than $500,000 on a fund to provide counseling services to victims.

As of late April, MSU is also facing upwards of $11.3 million in legal costs associated with the Nassar scandal, according to the Lansing State Journal.

Earlier this year, the university's president and director of athletics resigned amid claims that school officials had been told of allegations against Nassar years ago but failed to act. Lawsuits are still active against USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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