Latest Larry Nassar News

Michigan AG alleges opponent lied about Nassar probe

Sep. 24, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general alleged Monday that his opponent in the governor's race did not tell the truth about her handling of the prosecution of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, accusing her of an "integrity gap" that disqualifies her for the state's top job. Republican Bill...

Sports organizations double funding to SafeSport Center

Sep. 21, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — American Olympic sports organizations voted Friday to add nearly $1 million in funding for the U.S. Center for SafeSport, a near 25 percent increase for the 18-month-old organization that is still struggling to find funding and hire staff. The 50 national governing bodies...

Whitmer denies GOP ad alleging refusal to prosecute Nassar

Sep. 21, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday tearfully denied Republicans' allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges were brought by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, her GOP...

The Latest: Tearful Whitmer calls for GOP to pull Nassar ad

Sep. 21, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan governor's race (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Michigan's Democratic candidate for governor, Gretchen Whitmer, is calling on the state Republican Party to stop running a digital ad that accuses her of not prosecuting serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar. A...

A final bow for 'Miss Val,' UCLA's Kondos Field to retire

Sep. 20, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly. Her first year as the women's gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn't go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated, she found herself preparing to tell senior associate athletic director Judith Holland that Holland's unusual move to hire a head...

Michigan State trustee's son denies any Nassar cover-up

Sep. 13, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The son of a former Michigan State University athletic director said it's a "fabrication" that his father would have covered up a rape allegation made against Larry Nassar in 1992. Pat Perles told ESPN that allegations in a lawsuit filed Monday against MSU seem to be aimed at...

Woman sues Michigan State, says Nassar raped her in 1992

Sep. 11, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A woman has filed a lawsuit against Michigan State University, saying she became pregnant after she was drugged and raped by Larry Nassar when he was a medical student in 1992 but that campus police refused to investigate. The lawsuit was among dozens filed to meet a Monday...

Probst leaves complex legacy after 10 years as USOC chairman

Sep. 10, 2018 9:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Larry Probst will step down as chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee, exiting with a complicated legacy that includes restoring the federation's international reputation while leaving it saddled with as many problems on the home front as he faced when he arrived. Probst, who announced his...

Monday deadline looms for claims in $75M Nassar settlement

Sep. 10, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers rushed to meet a Monday deadline to file lawsuits against Michigan State University to qualify for $75 million set aside for more victims of Larry Nassar. Dozens of lawsuits have been filed in the past week, including one on behalf of 21 Jane Does who said they were sexually...

Trainer who worked with Nassar arrested at Texas airport

Sep. 6, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities in Texas have arrested a former sports medicine trainer charged in connection to Larry Nassar, the former sports doctor who admitted to molesting gymnasts for years. The Walker County district attorney's office says Debra Van Horn was detained Thursday morning by Homeland...