Michigan Residents Will Put Up Money To Pay Dr. Nassar's Victims

Lloyd Doyle
May 18, 2018

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Mittleman said the dates of the assaults will be important.

NY attorney Michael Barasch is not involved in the Nassar case but has represented hundreds of victims sexually abused by NY priests. My appointment generated controversy, but I accepted the challenge because I love MSU and know our best days are ahead. Some of these people are going to be disappointed — guaranteed. "But I can tell you from my church abuse cases, the vast majority are so appreciative of having finality".

Nassar was convicted of federal child pornography charges, for which he's serving a sentence of 60 years. MI residents are paying a settlement and should be wondering how did school officials ignore complaints about Dr. Nasser. According to ESPN, the settlement was agreed upon by MSU's board of trustees Tuesday night. Outcry over the case prompted the resignation of university president Lou Anna Simon and the abrupt retirement of athletic director Mark Hollis.

Pressed on where the money would come from, Engler joked, "Actually, what we're hoping to use is find a leprechaun".


A 2014 investigation conducted by Michigan State cleared Nassar of sexual assault allegations.

Former Michigan governor, and interim president of MSU, John Engler speaks with Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson about what the provisions of the agreement will mean for the university and the MSU community moving forward.

Engler said he didn't want to raise tuition, either. For her bravery, she and the other Nassar sexual assault survivors will be honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2018 ESPY Awards. For decades, he treated young female athletes, and numerous women said that during exams, he would molest them, touching their private parts with his ungloved fingers.

Under the agreement, MSU will pay $425 million to the 332 victims, and set aside the remaining $75 million in a trust fund to be paid for future plaintiffs who allege they were abused by their former employee. Victoria Vander Velde, 18, who will enroll at Michigan State in the fall, received a text message from another freshman-to-be on Thursday about whether their tuition might rise as a result of the settlement. It does not extend to pending civil suits against the individuals and institutions that allegedly enabled or were negligent in preventing Nassar's abuse, including USA Gymnastics, the United States Olympic Committee, Twistars Gymnastics Club and gymnastics coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi.

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