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Michigan State and Nassar victims reach $US500M settlement

Michigan State and Nassar victims reach $US500M settlement

It also did not say how Michigan State will pay the bill.

The $500 million agreement is believed to be the largest settlement ever in a sexual misconduct case involving a university, according to ESPN.

"It is the honest hope of all of the survivors that the legacy of this settlement will be far reaching institutional reform that will end the threat of sexual assault in sports, schools and throughout our society", attorney John Manly, who represents numerous victims, said in a statement.

Rachael Denhollander was the first woman to come forward and accuse Nassar of abuse, and is seen by many of his victims as the reason they came forward, too. She says the deal will help the "sister survivors" move forward, and her decision to come forward publicly in 2016 was motivated by the need for accountability and reform, "so that other little children don't live the nightmares we lived". "However, I am deeply disappointed at the missed opportunity for meaningful reform and change at the University".

Lindsey Lemke, a former MSU gymnast, said she hoped the settlement would bring what she has called long-overdue change in how the university responds to abuse claims.

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

The settlement covers only claims against MSU, not those against USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee or Olympic coaches.

Larry Nassar Survivors and Michigan State University announce they have successfully resolved existing litigation and agreed in principle to a $500 million global settlement
MSU reaches $500 million settlement with Nassar victims

The agreement was announced Wednesday by Michigan State and lawyers for 332 victims. The school was accused of ignoring or dismissing complaints for years about Nassar. More that 150 women spoke at Nassar's sentencing hearing, alleging that he had abused them while claiming to be providing medical treatment.

Nassar is now being held in federal jail and will likely remain there for the rest of his life.

Hoping to get past one of the ugliest chapters in its 162 years, Michigan State University announces a $500-million settlement for Larry Nassar's sexual assault survivors.

The deal was introduced Wednesday by Michigan State and legal professionals for 332 victims.

Nassar, who had worked as a doctor for the USA Gymnastics federation and also served at an on-campus clinic at Michigan State, earlier this year received a prison sentence of up to 175 years after pleading guilty last year to criminal sexual conduct. He built an worldwide reputation while working at the same time for USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

Five former gymnasts, including two who say Nassar abused them at the Karolyis' ranch near Huntsville say Texas authorities have focused on Nassar while overlooking whether the Karolyis could have prevented abuse.




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