• Larry Nassar Aug 5, 2020

    Judge Sentences Ex-MSU Coach to Jail in Nassar-Related Case

    A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into former Olympic and university sports doctor Larry Nassar.

  • USA Gymnastics Jun 17, 2020

    Larry Nassar Victims Call for DOJ to Release Report on FBI's Handling of Case

    More than 120 victims of sex abuse by Larry Nassar called for the Justice Department on Wednesday to release its inspector general’s report into the FBI’s handling of the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal, NBC News reports.

  • Lou Anna Simon May 13, 2020

    Nassar-Related Case Dismissed Against Ex-University Chief

    A judge has dismissed criminal charges against former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon arising from the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal

  • Aly Raisman Mar 2, 2020

    Aly Raisman Blasts USA Gymnastics Over Settlement Offer for Nassar Victims

    Aly Raisman called a proposed new settlement by USA Gymnastics “offensive” and said the organization is blocking efforts to get all the details of how former doctor Larry Nassar was able to sexually abuse numerous athletes for years. The three-time Olympic gold medalist spoke with Stephanie Gosk in an exclusive interview on TODAY Monday about a $215 million settlement proposed by USA...

  • Robert E. Anderson Feb 23, 2020

    Nassar Victim Slams Michigan for Response to Doctor Abuse

    The first woman who publicly accused convicted sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse says she is horrified and deeply disappointed with the University of Michigan for how it has handled allegations of abuse by a late doctor at the school

  • Larry Nassar Feb 14, 2020

    Ex-Michigan State Coach Convicted in Case Tied to Nassar

    A jury has convicted a former Michigan State University gymnastics coach of lying to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997, nearly 20 years before he was charged

  • Larry Nassar Dec 25, 2019

    AG Suspends Investigation of Michigan State Over Nassar

    State Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long criminal investigation into Michigan State University’s handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. The probe, which began under Nessel’s predecessor, has resulted in charges against three former school officials. One was convicted. Two others, including former president Lou Anna Simon, were ordered...

  • ATTORNEY Aug 24, 2019

    Accusers in Ohio State Doctor Scandal Top 300

    Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped 300. Totals confirmed to The Associated Press put the group’s size in the same ballpark as the initial wave of plaintiffs who got $425 million from Michigan State University to settle claims related to Larry Nassar,...

  • Daniel Macht Aug 20, 2019

    Simone Biles on USA Gymnastics' Promise for Reform: ‘Talking Is Easy'

    Simone Biles is looking for action more than words when it comes to the response by USA Gymnastics in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. In an exclusive interview on TODAY Tuesday, the four-time Olympic gold medalist spoke about the organization’s reaction to her emotional comments on Aug. 7 in which she condemned...

  • JUDGE Aug 7, 2019

    Sentencing Set for Ex-Dean Who Had Oversight of Larry Nassar

    Sentencing is scheduled for a former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University. William Strampel goes back before a judge Wednesday, nearly two months after the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s ex-dean was convicted of neglect of duty and misconduct in office. He was acquitted of the more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. He...

  • CONGRESS Jul 30, 2019

    Overhaul Would Give Congress Power to Fire US Olympic & Paralympic Committee Board

    A bill spurred by Larry Nassar’s sex crimes and other mishandled abuse cases would allow Congress to fire the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s entire board and would quadruple the money the federation provides to the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The bill, to be introduced Tuesday, is the most far-reaching response to 18 months of outrage, investigations and recriminations in...

  • COACH May 18, 2019

    Attorney: Abused Clients Were Ohio State Football Players

    An attorney preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who claim they were sexually abused by a team physician told The Associated Press on Saturday that most of those clients were football players from the school’s storied program, including some who went on to play in the NFL. Dayton attorney Michael Wright...

  • Associated Press May 18, 2019

    Report Shocks, Angers Some of Ohio State Doc's 177 Victims

    Victims of a now-dead Ohio State team doctor are reacting with shock, grief and anger at investigative findings documenting a heinous pattern of sexual abuse that many of them say they experienced as young men and then worked for decades to forget. Their reactions follow the university’s release of a report Friday that found Dr. Richard Strauss groped, ogled or...

  • Larry Nassar Mar 28, 2019

    Simone Biles: I Slept ‘All the Time' to Cope With Sexual Abuse

    Olympic gold medal gymnast Simone Biles is opening up about how she initially coped with being sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar, saying she tried to sleep off what had happened. During a discussion for the new YouTube series, “If I Could Tell You Just One Thing,” hosted by Priyanka Chopra, Biles revealed she first opened up to...

  • Chairman Mar 15, 2019

    51 Women Sue USOC for Failing to Stop Nassar Abuse

    Fifty-one women are suing the U.S. Olympic Committee, its board members and a number of former high-ranking officials for failing to prevent their abuse at the hands of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Denver, details abuse dating to the late 1990s. One of the victims was 8 years old. Most contend that...

  • The Associated Press Jan 17, 2019

    MSU to Hire Interim Leader After Resignation Amid Scandal

    Michigan State University is poised to name a new interim president Thursday after the former governor who was brought in to help it recover from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal resigned under pressure, amid backlash over his comments about some of the ex-sports doctor’s victims. John Engler — who had resisted calls to step down in the past —...

  • PRESIDENT Dec 20, 2018

    House Panel Finds Olympic Leaders Valued Image Over Safety

    A congressional review of the U.S. Olympic system’s handling of sex-abuse cases criticizes a culture that sought to protect reputation and image over athlete safety. A House subcommittee released the report Thursday, outlining conclusions about the handling of sex-abuse cases involving Larry Nassar and others that have led to calls for change at the U.S. Olympic Committee and the sports...

  • CEO Dec 11, 2018

    Top USOC Official Fired After Independent Report Details Nassar Cover-Up

    The U.S. Olympic Committee fired a top official Monday just hours after independent investigators revealed that he and the former CEO of the USOC knew for 14 months that team doctor Larry Nassar had been accused of molesting dozens of young girls — and failed to sound any alarms, NBC News reported. Chief of sport performance Alan Ashley was terminated...

  • CONGRESS Nov 9, 2018

    Federal Funds Cannot Be Used to Fight Olympics Sex-Abuse

    A growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports has led to a steady stream of congressional hearings and a three-year grant worth $2.2 million. Yet not a penny of those federal funds can be used to fight the actual problem: investigating or resolving more than 800 open cases, many brought by victims themselves. That leaves an ever-growing backlog for the U.S....

  • georgia Nov 9, 2018

    Michigan Seeks Changes to Abuse Reporting Law After Nassar

    Michigan is looking to shore up its law that requires certain people to report suspected child sexual abuse to authorities to address gaps that were exposed after disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar admitted to sexually assaulting female athletes. Nassar’s victims are spearheading the initiative, saying he could have been stopped decades ago if coaches, athletic trainers or others at...

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