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Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

Jun. 19, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A letter signed by at least 130 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University's governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a "culture of abuse" at the school. The women and girls issued their...

Michigan State trustees call for school president to resign

Jun. 15, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan State University trustees are calling for interim school president John Engler to resign immediately, joining a chorus of sexual assault victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and top legislators who say the campus community cannot heal until Engler...

Michigan State president disparaged lawyers, victim in email

Jun. 13, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's interim president criticized lawyers who represent Larry Nassar's assault victims and suggested that the first woman to go public with her accusations was probably getting a "kickback" from her attorney, according to emails. John Engler's remarks were...

Michigan OKs Nassar-related laws to give victims time to sue

Jun. 12, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Tuesday signed two bills inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal, including one giving childhood sexual abuse victims more time to sue. The current cutoff to file a lawsuit in Michigan is generally a minor victim's 19th birthday, which critics say is out...

$500M settlement in Nassar case won't be shared equally

May. 17, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Larry Nassar's victims will be divided up after weighing many factors, including the date and victim's age when the sexual assaults occurred and the impact it had on their lives, lawyers say.  The school,...

Michigan State agrees to pay $500M to settle Nassar claims

May. 16, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from 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, officials announced Wednesday. The deal surpasses the $100 million-plus...

The Latest: Nassar victims to get ESPYS courage award

May. 16, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a settlement between Michigan State University and victims of sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Larry Nassar's victims will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year's ESPYS. The ESPN awards show honors the past year's best athletes and...

Abused gymnast: MSU settlement reflects 'incredible damage'

May. 16, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander helped expose the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal by speaking out publicly about what he did to her and by filing a criminal complaint with police in 2016. Since then, she has been a driving force in calling for changes at Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the...

Michigan State trustee calls for culture change after Nassar

May. 8, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

A member of Michigan State University's governing body released a series of proposals Tuesday he says are aimed at changing the institution's culture in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. "Our culture must change and improve," Brian Mosallam, one of eight people on the university's board of...