Latest Rachael Denhollander News

$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...

Nassar victim: Michigan State leader offered secret payoff

Apr. 13, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A sexual assault victim of former sports doctor Larry Nassar confronted Michigan State University officials on Friday, alleging the school's interim leader pressured her to accept a payoff to settle her lawsuit without her attorney present. Kaylee Lorincz spoke during a contentious...

Larry Nassar victim to speak at Harvard about forgiveness

Apr. 1, 2018 12:58 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The first woman to publicly accuse former sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse will be speaking about justice and forgiveness at Harvard University. Rachael Denhollander is slated to speak Thursday at an event titled "Can We Reconcile Justice and Forgiveness?" She's expected...

Former Michigan State dean charged in Larry Nassar scandal

Mar. 27, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The sexual abuse scandal at Michigan State University widened Tuesday when authorities charged a former dean with failing to protect patients from sports doctor Larry Nassar, along with sexually harassing female students and pressuring them for nude selfies. William Strampel, 70,...

Sheriff: Michigan State official arrested amid Nassar probe

Mar. 26, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University official who oversaw Larry Nassar was arrested Monday amid an investigation into the handling of complaints against the former sport doctor, who is in prison for sexually assaulting patients under the guise of treatment. William Strampel was in jail pending...