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Lawsuit Alleges MSU Officials Intentionally Covered Up 1992 Rape by Larry Nassar

HeadlineSep 14, 2018

And a new lawsuit accuses Michigan State University officials of intentionally covering up a 1992 rape committed by doctor Larry Nassar, who has now been convicted of sexually abusing hundreds of women and girls. The lawsuit alleges Dr. Nassar, who was also the USA Gymnastics team doctor, drugged and raped a 17-year-old field hockey player, Erika Davis, at Michigan State University and videotaped the rape. The suit says Michigan State University then stripped Davis of her scholarship after she reported the rape to police, and forced Davis’s coach—whom she had told about the rape—to resign and sign a nondisclosure agreement. The suit argues, “Michigan State University could have prevented hundreds of young girls and women from being sexually assaulted by Defendant Nassar had they only acted appropriately, decently and lawfully in 1992.”

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