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Michigan State and Victims of Larry Nassar’s Abuse Settle for $500 million

Sports Illustrated
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Michigan State University will pay $500 million to the victims of Larry Nassar’s abuse. The settlement is for the lawsuits of 332 victims who reported sexual abuse by the former doctor and professor.

Nassar, who was sentenced to 60 years in prison and could face 175 years in state prison, used his position as team doctor as a guise to abuse young women for years before being caught.

The settlement includes $425 million to the current claimants of the lawsuit, which will be distributed by an allocator. The other $75 million will be saved for two years, in case more allegations against Nassar should arise in the near future.




This settlement only applies to Michigan State University. The accusations made against USA Gymnastics and several other parties have yet to be addressed.

At the 2018 ESPYS, ESPN’s sports award show, the victims of Nassar’s abuse will be awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

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