Michigan State and 332 of Larry Nassar’s victims reach ‘historic’ $500 million settlement

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Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis gives closing statements during Larry Nassar’s Eaton County sentencing hearing. Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison.
Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal

EAST LANSING – Michigan State University has agreed to a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls Larry Nassar sexually assaulted, bringing to a close another aspect of the scandal now in its 20th month.

The settlement and the details were announced in a statement from attorneys representing victims and the university. A portion of the settlement — $75 million — will be held back in the event of future lawsuits filed against MSU over Nassar. 

The lawsuits, filed in federal court in Grand Rapids and state courts in California, claim that MSU, USA Gymnastics and others failed to protect Nassar’s victims from his sexual abuse.

Despite the high dollar figure, several of the victims said they were disappointed the university didn’t agree to institutional reforms as part of the settlement and vowed to continue pushing

Article source: https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2018/05/16/larry-nassar-michigan-state-settlement-lawsuit/614502002/

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