Offbeat Michigan State and Nassar victims reach $500M settlement

18:56  16 may  2018
18:56  16 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

For sex abuse victim, MSU settlement is a "victory" but the fight isn't over

  For sex abuse victim, MSU settlement is a Michigan State University will pay $500 million​ to settle claims from survivors of the biggest sex assault case in sports history . More than 300 women sued Michigan State for allegedly ignoring complaints about disgraced former doctor, Larry Nassar. He abused female gymnasts and other athletes for decades, and will be in prison the rest of his life. The details of the settlement are still being finalized, but Michigan State's trustees approved its basic terms on Wednesday. Some survivors feel vindicated by this settlement, but they also insist their fight for justice is far from over, reports CBS News' Dr.

Nassar victim Morgan McCaul, 18, gives a survivor statement to the Michigan State board of trustees. I want to see a just and equitable settlement where we do right by our courageous survivors. These women and their families have been through enough.”

This week, Michigan State University's interim president John Engler announced the school was returning to mediation with victims of Larry Nassar , saying "The university remains committed to reaching a fair settlement with all the survivors."

Victims and others look on as Rachael Denhollander speaks at the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, in Lansing, Michigan, U.S., January 24, 2018. © Brendan McDermid/Reuters Victims and others look on as Rachael Denhollander speaks at the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, in Lansing, Michigan, U.S., January 24, 2018. EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University has reached a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history.

The deal was announced Wednesday by Michigan State and lawyers for 332 victims.

Nassar pleaded guilty to assaulting victims with his hands under the guise of treatment. He also possessed child pornography and is serving decades in prison.

He treated campus athletes and scores of young gymnasts at his Michigan State office. He had an international reputation while working at the same time for USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

Olympic gold medalists Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney say they were victims.

'Can we just say that I am sick?' How USA Gymnastics covered for Larry Nassar .
Emails obtained by IndyStar reveal USA Gymnastics agreed to participate in one of Larry Nassar’s many deceptions. He continued to abuse girls.Emails obtained by The Indianapolis Star reveal that on two separate occasions, Nassar and a USA Gymnastics attorney negotiated cover stories — first that Nassar was sick and later that he was focusing on his private practice — to explain why the longtime team physician was not attending two major events in the run-up to the 2016 Olympics.

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