Larry Nassar Victims To Receive $500 Million In Michigan State Settlement

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They said the sports doctor molested them while they sought treatment for injuries. He assaulted females at his campus clinic, Lansing-area home, area gyms and major gymnastics events.

Michigan State and lawyers for 332 victims announced the deal after negotiating privately with the help of a mediator.

Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to come forward with public allegations of sexual abuse by Nassar, had pressed MSU for reforms to prevent future sexual abuse. A message seeking comment was left for Strampel's lawyer.

Legal fees and expenses also will be paid by the fund. Mittleman and others involved in the case declined to say how much will go to the nine MI law firms and the California firm representing Nassar victims.

"Michigan State is pleased that we have been able to agree in principle on a settlement that is fair to the survivors of Nassar's crimes", said Robert Young, special counsel to the university.

She says she is grateful for the settlement, but disappointed at the "missed opportunity for reform" at the university. A successful resolution to the litigation is a positive step in moving us all forward.

Over 300 victims have sued the school over sexual abuse at the hands of Nassar. She says many survivors "still have no voice".

The investigation led to the arrest of William Strampel, Nassar's boss at the university's College of Osteopathic Medicine, on charges of felony misconduct in office and misdemeanor criminal sexual conduct. State and capital appropriations were valued at $338 million. The varsity was accused of ignoring or dismissing complaints for years about Nassar. "We recognize the need for change on our campus and in our community around sexual assault awareness and prevention".

Nassar, who is now serving a 60-year federal prison sentence, was a longtime MSU sports-medicine doctor who pleaded guilty to molesting patients for years under the guise of medical treatment.

Victims of former Olympic U.S. gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar say they have reached a $500 million settlement with Michigan State University.

During a remarkable series of court hearings, dozens of women came forward to speak against Nassar as well as the institutions that they said protected him, including Michigan State.

Nassar pleaded responsible to assaulting victims along with his palms below the guise of therapy.

Nassar, who admitted to sexually assaulting the young girls, received a prison sentence exceeding 100 years. He had a global repute whereas working on the identical time for USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

The sexual abuse settlement appears to be one of the largest of its kind, reflecting the sheer number of victims, including well-known athletes such as 2012 Olympic gold medallist McKayla Maroney.

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