Latest Larry Nassar News

Olympian sues USA Swimming, saying it failed to protect her

May. 21, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and failed to protect her while shielding him. Kukors Smith alleges Sean Hutchison, who began coaching her at a swim club near...

USOC hires FBI executive as its athlete safety director

May. 21, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee hired an FBI executive as senior director of athlete safety, marking its latest effort to strengthen sex-abuse policies that are being rewritten in the wake of cases involving Olympic athletes. Wendy Guthrie comes to the USOC after spending the past six years as...

USA Gymnastics VP Faehn out amid fallout from Nassar scandal

May. 18, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has parted ways with senior vice president Rhonda Faehn, who has come under fire recently from victims of a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison for abusing athletes. The organization announced in a statement Friday that Faehn "is no longer with USA...

$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,...

The Latest: MSU president says settlement helps healing

May. 17, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan State University's $500 million settlement with victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 1 p.m. Michigan State University's interim president says the $500 million settlement with victims of former campus sports doctor Larry Nassar is...

Fallout, investigations underway in Nassar scandal

May. 17, 2018 1:07 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University's announcement Wednesday that it agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by former sports doctor Larry Nassar is seen as a step toward providing closure for those victims. But it hardly ends the...

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...

10 Things to Know for Thursday

May. 16, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. WHAT TRUMP'S FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REVEALS The documents show the president reimbursed attorney Michal Cohen as much as $250,000 — with no mention of a $130,000 hush-money payment to porn star...

Raisman, other women to receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award

May. 16, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gold-medal Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and dozens of other women who spoke out about sexual abuse by Larry Nassar will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year's ESPYS. The July 18 show in Los Angeles honors the past year's best athletes and moments in sports. Alison Overholt, a...

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...