Michigan State University

  • Lou Anna Simon May 13

    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

  • Robert E. Anderson Feb 22

    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

    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

  • Lafayette Hodges Dec 30, 2019

    Man Shot, Killed College Girlfriend While Playing With Gun: Prosecutors

    An 18-year-old Chicago man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend while she visited from college allegedly did so while engaging in a version of Russian roulette with what he believed was an unloaded gun, prosecutors said. Lafayette Hodges was held on $50,000 bond Monday on a felony count of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 19-year-old Lyniah Bell, a…

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • food Jun 6, 2019

    ‘Sell By’ or What? US Pushes for Clarity on Expiration Dates

    If milk is a few days past its “Sell By” date, is it safe to drink? U.S. regulators are urging food-makers to be more consistent with labeling terms like “Best By” and “Enjoy By” that cause confusion. By clarifying the meaning of such dates, they are trying to prevent people from prematurely tossing products and to reduce the mountains of...

  • energy May 28, 2019

    Michigan State Chooses New President After Sex Abuse Scandal

    Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr., a medical researcher who has led Stony Brook University in New York for nearly a decade, was named Tuesday as the next president of Michigan State University in the wake of the most extensive sexual abuse scandal in sports history. Stanley was chosen in an 8-0 vote by the school’s board of trustees, effective Aug. 1....

  • 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 17, 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...

  • New Jersey Apr 7, 2019

    Slaying Puts Focus on Ride-Hailing Safety, Fake Drivers

    Whenever Rachel Orden calls for an Uber, the 20-year-old Michigan State University sophomore immediately walks to the back of the vehicle to check the license plate number, then opens the door and waits for the driver to say her name before getting in. Even then, she devises a backup plan in case she feels uncomfortable. “How could I get out?...

  • 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...

  • CEO Feb 19, 2019

    USA Gymnastics Hires New CEO: NBA Exec Li Li Leung

    Li Li Leung spent two years watching USA Gymnastics struggle through the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. A former college gymnast at the University of Michigan who still considered herself “embedded” in the sport while serving as a vice president with the NBA, Leung kept waiting for things to get better. Only they didn’t. Leadership changed. More...

  • The Associated Press Jan 16, 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 —...

  • Georgia Mar 10, 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...

  • Donald Trump Oct 24, 2018

    White Nationalist Richard Spencer’s Wife: He Physically, Verbally Abused Me

    The wife of white nationalist leader Richard Spencer has accused him of physically, verbally and emotionally abusing her throughout their eight-year marriage. In a court filing for the couple’s divorce proceedings in Montana, Nina Koupriianova said Spencer once left her with bruises after dragging her out of bed and down stairs in 2011. She also said he “attacked” and bruised...

  • lawyer Oct 14, 2018

    #MeToo Inspires Wave of Old Misconduct Reports to Colleges

    For 35 years, Ruth D’Eredita tried to dismiss her former professor’s behavior — the way he touched her, groped her and kissed her. But last year, as dozens of women came forward to share similar encounters with powerful men, she started to see her memories differently. “It made me look at that incident and say, no, it was wrong,” said...

  • attorney Jun 21, 2018

    Michigan State Board to Consider Payout to Nassar Victims

    Michigan State’s board of trustees will address a plan Friday to pay a $500 million settlement to Larry Nassar’s victims, a meeting that comes amid calls for the school’s interim president to resign over recent comments about some of the women and girls the former sports doctor sexually assaulted. Although the board appears to lack the votes to oust John...

  • attorney Jun 19, 2018

    Nassar Victims Urge Michigan State Board to Fire Engler

    A letter signed by at least 130 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University’s governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a “culture of abuse” at the school. The women and girls issued their joint statement three days before the board of trustees’ next meeting and after...

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