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Michigan State Reaches Settlement With 332 Larry Nassar Victims

Michigan State Reaches Settlement With 332 Larry Nassar Victims

USA Gymnastics reported Nassar to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in July 2015, but he continued to see patients at the university until a newspaper exposed him in September 2016.

MSU said the university's Board of Trustees approved the settlement during a conference call Tuesday night. "We recognise the need for change on our campus and in our community around sexual assault awareness and prevention".

Under the agreement, $425 million would be paid to the now known victims. Under the agreement, $425 million will be paid to current claimants and $75 million will be set aside for any future claims.

"This historic settlement happened via the bravery of greater than 300 girls and women who had the braveness to face up and refuse to be silenced", mentioned John Manly, the lead lawyer for the victims.

There are bills that could cause problems for Michigan State and other government entities, so MSU asked the survivors to back off their support as part of the settlement. The university says that no one covered up assaults.

Ultimately, there is no amount of money that can heal the damage that Nassar did to his victims, just as there are no words that will free MSU from blame. Nassar told the patients that the invasive action was necessary to treat their sports-related injuries.

Michigan State contends that Nassar was sacked in September 2016, less than a month into an investigation following MSU police receiving a report of alleged sexual assault.

Some of the women abused by Nassar are star gymnasts, including US Olympic medallists McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles, and have already spoken out.

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The continuous predatory behavior of disgraced school doctor Larry Nassar will cost Michigan State University at least $500 million.

Nassar, 54, pleaded guilty to assaulting victims with his hands under the guise of treatment.

The US Department of Education is also investigating the public university's handling of reports of Nassar's abuse.

During sentencing, hundreds of women read statements in court about the effects of the abuse.

Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander issued statements on social media Wednesday about the $500 million settlement between Nassar's former employer and 332 victims.

He is serving a 60-year sentence for child pornography.

The settlement applies only to Michigan State. There are other lawsuits that have been filed against a number of others - such as the U.S. Olympic Committee, famed gymnastics coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi - that are not involved with this settlement and will be progressing in their respective cases.


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