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Michigan State Settles Nassar Suit for $500M

17 May, 2018, 01:44 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • 2017 Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing Michigan

Attorney James White said $425 million will be paid now while another $75 million will be held in reserve. He assaulted females at his campus clinic, Lansing-area home, area gyms and major gymnastics events.

In the aftermath of the Nassar trial, Michigan State has also parted ways with its former athletic director, Mark Hollis, and president Lou Anna Simon.

Nassar was also a doctor for the U.S. National Women's Gymnastics Team.

Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison after he was convicted of abusing 140 girls and one boy while he was a sports physician at Michigan State University for almost two decades and as a doctor for the Olympic gymnastics team.

Picture: APFormer gymnast Rachael Denhollander is hugged after giving her victim impact statement.

"Denhollander says she remains "deeply disappointed at the missed opportunity for meaningful reform at the university". The organization previously said it was unaware of the abuse until 2015.

Over 300 victims have sued the school over sexual abuse at the hands of Nassar.

"The litigation phase is over, but the fight for change and accountability, the fight to give survivors a voice and protect the next generation, has only just begun", she said in a statement.

Larry Nassar Survivors and Michigan State University announce they have successfully resolved existing litigation and agreed in principle to a $500 million global settlement

It does not address claims against USA Gymnastics, the US Olympic Committee, or the owners of the Texas facility where gymnasts trained, according to a statement from the California law firm of Manly, Stewart & Finaldi in Los Angeles.

Michigan State and legal professionals for 332 victims introduced Wednesday that they've reached a $500 million settlement.

At Nassar's sentencing hearing in January, Lemke had harshly criticized MSU, saying: "Michigan State University, shame on you...."

Many victims testified that Nassar, 54, sexually abused them under the guise of medical treatment while on his examination table, sometimes hiding it from view of parents waiting nearby.

Nassar is now being held in federal jail and will likely remain there for the rest of his life.

Michigan State University has agreed to pay $500 million to more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, the university announced Wednesday. Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography charges and also faces two additional 40 year sentences in MI prisons for the sexual assault crimes.

He treated campus athletes and scores of young gymnasts at his Michigan State office. He had an global reputation and worked at the same time for USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.


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