Attention Turns to Michigan State After Nassar Sentenced for Sexual Misconduct
Victims claim MSU covered their accusations against Nassar.
Now that Larry Nassar has received over 100 years for molesting hundreds of girls, the fallout has begun at Michigan State University and how officials handled the accusations over the years. From Lansing State Journal:
A 2014 sexual assault investigation of Larry Nassar by MSU’s Title IX office concluded that his conduct could open the university to lawsuits and expose patients to “unnecessary trauma based on the possibility of perceived inappropriate sexual misconduct.”
Those key findings were never shared with Amanda Thomashow, the patient who said Nassar had assaulted her. Instead, those conclusions were part of a second report that went to Michigan State University’s Office of General Counsel, Nassar and his then-boss at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, William Strampel.
Nassar worked at MSU and for the USA Gymnastics team for over 20 years. His sentencing phase took seven days and 150 females testified in court what Nassar did to them, including when some of them were minors, as young as 6. The publication continued:
“MSU tried to silence my client in July 2014, by giving her a Title IX report stating she had not been sexually assaulted,” Jim Graves, Thomashow’s attorney, said in a statement to the State Journal.
“At the same time, MSU had the audacity to keep a second version of the same report undisclosed to my client and the public until now. The second version reveals MSU’s additional undisclosed findings that Nassar’s ‘sensitive procedures, is opening up the practice (MSU Sports Medicine Clinic) to liability and is exposing patients to unnecessary trauma…’ MSU’s disgraceful actions enabled Nassar’s egregious and destructive abuse of girls to continue after my client so bravely reported him to MSU.”
MSU President Lou Anna Simon resigned on Wednesday, followed by Athletic Director Mark Hollis on Friday.
As I write this, MSU students have started a rally to support survivors of sexual abuse. From WTHITV:
Hundreds gathered at a campus landmark known as the Rock where they would hear speakers before marching to the university’s administration building.
Gretchen Witmer, a Democratic candidate for governor, will speak, march organizers said on Facebook.
Kiah Manthei, who held a sign that said, “Hear. Believe. Support,” told CNN she was there to support women who have gone through what no one should endure.
“It’s unacceptable and the administration here needs to take accountability for what has happened,” she said.
Kylee Kunse, a freshman who plans to major in animal science, said she came to the rally because she thought that leadership at the East Lansing school needed to change.
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Get Hillary Clinton to defend him!
(If she won’t probably Obama will!”
Was “Larry” Nassar a Muslim? Yes or no. That would be a good starting point. It could begin to tell us what he thought about kaffir girls who went about half naked with no fear of allah, as one woman defended her husband when he was finally imprisoned for his role in a child sexual exploration in Britain put it.
Was “Larry” Nassar a Muslim? Yes or no.
No idea, but there is a picture here of him if you want to guess.
Not a Muslim. He’s a Catholic. He stated that he prays the rosary when he plead guilty.
Sure it’s a (Catholic) rosary? My understanding was that other faiths, Buddhism and some Muslims also used rosaries/prayer beads.
Either way, doesn’t mitigate or worsen this guys crimes.
Any situation can be made worse with the application of enough enthusiastic stupidity.
“Rallies” are stupid. They add heat but shed no light. So, a bunch of people with no factual knowledge whatever of the crimes can announce what they think is “unacceptable”.
Yep, very helpful. Where would civilization be without such insightful guidance?
larry nasser is the barack obama of olympic doctors.
His female enablers are as culpable as hillary klinton ever was in the abuse of women. (No doubt they voted for her.)
Fauxcahontas/Nasser in 2020!
Could we be more specific about what this “abuse” consisted of, please?
This piece is on the conduct of officials who allowed Nasser to abuse girls for YEARS, not on the underlying offenses. The web is full of articles on the underlying criminal case (and the conduct on which the case was based.) Here’s one from after the detention hearing:
Gloria was behind getting NDA with at least one of the victims. She is part of the problem. They should be going after her.
Here’s how this works: Deep Pockets.
Guess who pays in a state school case?
Anyone who knew what was going on should be prosecuted as an accessory – before and after the fact. Olympic gold just isn’t that important.
The school’s leaders have resigned? With full pensions, perks, and freedom intact, of course.
Would Michigan State be in the clear with Title IX if they had let Nassar abuse boys too ?
Another witch hunt. People who had nothing to do with the crime are scrutinized. Parents who should be monitoring their children go untouched in their quest for reflected Olympic fame and glory while people far removed from the crime are forced to leave in disgrace. Someone needs to ask the Michigan AG why he did nothing.