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Michigan State to Settle Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse Lawsuit for $500M

HeadlineMay 17, 2018
H10 michigan state half billion dollar nasser victim settlement

Back in the United States, Michigan State University has reached a half-billion-dollar deal to settle a case brought by 332 women who were sexually assaulted by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar—many of them as children. It’s believed to be the largest-ever settlement of its kind. Earlier this year, Nassar was sentenced to multiple prison terms of up to 175 years for sexually abusing athletes over decades. In January, ESPN reported that Michigan State administrators failed to turn over documents to federal Title IX investigators that outlined sexual assault charges by Larry Nassar.

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