Michigan State University Agrees to Pay $500 Million to Settle Lawsuits against Larry Nassar
Michigan State University has agreed to a $500 million settlement with 332 women and girls MSU physician Larry Nassar sexually assaulted.
Nassar is accused of molesting hundreds of young women and 1 young man including a number of well-known Olympic gymnasts, dating as far back as 1992. During Nassar’s time as a physician at Michigan State University, he treated young gymnasts who would sometimes travel from all over the United States to meet with him for his medical treatments.
Larry Nassar the osteopathic physician at Michigan State University for women’s gymnastics as well as the official USA Gymnastics national team doctor, was sentenced in July 2017 to 60 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. On January 24, 2018, Nassar was also sentenced to 40 to 175 years in a Michigan state prison after pleading guilty to seven counts of sexual assault of minors. And then on February 5, 2018, was sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison after pleading guilty to an addition three counts of sexual assault.
This settlement will cover all of the 332 victims. $75 million out of the $500 million will be kept aside for any potential Nassar victims that may decide to come forward in the future. The settlement does not include confidentiality agreements or non-disclosure agreements, and is only between victims and MSU and the university’s current and former employees, not USA Gymnastics and the others who have been sued. In comparison to the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State University which costed $109 million, the Nassar case has now been placed as the largest settlement ever in college sports due to sexual assault.
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