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Michigan State board to consider payout to Nassar victims

Jun. 22, 2018 12:37 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State's board of trustees will address a plan Friday to pay a $500 million settlement to Larry Nassar's victims, a meeting that comes amid calls for the school's interim president to resign over recent comments about some of the women and girls the former sports doctor...

Michigan State president apologizes for 'kickback' comments

Jun. 21, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's interim president apologized Thursday for an email remark about one of the gymnasts sexually abused by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, the latest sign of turbulence for the former governor tasked with steering the school out of the burgeoning scandal. John...

APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

Jun. 21, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at Ohio State University said he acted as a team physician at other universities, most of which won't say if they are reviewing those connections or whether any concerns were raised about him. Ohio State...

In scandal's wake, USA Gymnastics elects new directors

Jun. 21, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has elected a new Board of Directors in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former national team doctor Larry Nassar. The organization also has created a Programs Council with two representatives from each of the five competitive disciplines. Athlete directors...

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...

Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

Jun. 5, 2018 10:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that her former boss instructed her and...

Ex-medical school dean sent to trial in Nassar fallout

Jun. 5, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former medical school dean at Michigan State University was ordered to trial Tuesday on criminal charges that grew from the investigation of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. Three women, including two current medical students, told a judge about sexual harassment by...