As you’ve probably heard by now, Larry Nassar was a doctor at Michigan State and for USA Gymnastics, after he graduated from the university in 1993. He was found guilty of sexually assaulting multiple girls and young women during his practice as a physician.
As stated by the Bleacher Report, Attorney John Manly told CNN that MSU will pay at least $500 million in settlements to the victims. Multiple victims have been represented by Manly in other cases against the university. Michigan State’s Board of Trustees agreed on the settlement in principle. As a result, the university will pay “$425 million now and $75 million will be held in a trust fund.” According to the MSU Interim President, John Engler, the school will arrange to use tuition and state aid to finance the settlements.
Nassar has been sentenced to prison on charges of child pornography and sexual assault. In addition to the hundreds of victims he sexually assaulted at MSU, Nassar also abused USA Gymnastics’ team gymnasts, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles and Jordyn Wieber.
Whether taken from tuition, state aid, or both, $500M will go to the victims. Is it better or worse than you expected? 63% of people believe it is much better, while 37% of people expected it to be a lot more. Read more about this story on the Bleacher Report here.
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