Latest Larry Nassar News

51 women sue USOC for failing to stop Nassar abuse

Mar. 15, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Fifty-one women are suing the U.S. Olympic Committee, its board members and a number of former high-ranking officials for failing to prevent their abuse at the hands of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Denver, details abuse dating to the...

With lawsuits looming, OxyContin maker considers bankruptcy

Mar. 13, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

The company that has made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin said Wednesday that it is considering legal options including bankruptcy, a move that could upend hundreds of lawsuits claiming it had a major role in causing the U.S. opioid drug crisis. "As the company has stated, it is exploring...

Chelsea Manning, Parkland teens docs to debut at Tribeca

Mar. 5, 2019 7:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about Chelsea Manning, Werner Herzog's latest and a film about Parkland students in the aftermath of the Florida high school massacre are among the selections that will premiere at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival. Organizers for the annual New York festival on Tuesday announced...

Fund to support Nassar victims' counseling, other services

Feb. 28, 2019 2:49 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has started an intermediate fund to support counseling and mental health services for victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The school shut down a previous $10 million fund after its interim president at the time said nearly half of...

Divisive whistleblower is Ohio State doc's loudest accuser

Feb. 24, 2019 12:14 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Of the 150-plus men alleging two decades of sexual misconduct by a former Ohio State team doctor, ex-wrestler Mike DiSabato has been the loudest, often literally raising his voice with claims of being abused, betrayed by his alma mater and stifled by detractors in a web of connected...

USOC realigns in attempt to help athletes off the field

Feb. 21, 2019 3:58 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee has tabbed Paralympic executive Rick Adams to serve as its new chief of sport performance, and will also create a new department charged with making it easier for athletes to deal with off-the-field needs, including health care and reporting inappropriate conduct....

2 Michigan State trainers face complaints in Nassar case

Feb. 20, 2019 4:39 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan State University athletic trainers face administrative complaints alleging they lied to investigators in the Larry Nassar sex abuse case. State officials say the complaints involve the trainer licenses of Destiny Teachnor-Hauk and Lianna Hadden. The complaints state...

Coaching site builds list of those banned from US Olympics

Feb. 19, 2019 4:31 PM EST

An advocacy group has published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive list of coaches banned from Olympic sports, creating a database of nearly 1,000 people no longer allowed to work in the U.S. Olympic system because of sex-abuse allegations, doping positives and other criminal activities involving minors. The staff...

USA Gymnastics hires NBA exec Li Li Leung as new CEO

Feb. 19, 2019 1:36 PM EST

Li Li Leung spent two years watching USA Gymnastics struggle through the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. A former college gymnast at the University of Michigan who still considered herself "embedded" in the sport while serving as a vice president with the NBA, Leung kept waiting for things to...

Michigan State acting president apologizes to Nassar victims

Feb. 15, 2019 4:46 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The acting president of Michigan State University has apologized to victims of imprisoned sexual abuser Larry Nassar, the former campus sports doctor who molested patients. Satish Udpa was named acting president in January after the forced resignation of interim President John...