Michigan State Settles Nassar Suit for $500M

$75M will be set aside for future cases
By Janet Cromley,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2018 11:51 AM CDT
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Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. on Nov. 22, 2017.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

(Newser) – In what could be the largest settlement ever in a sexual misconduct case involving a university, Michigan State University has agreed to pay $500 million to hundreds of young women and girls sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar, reports the Lansing State Journal. The lawsuits, settled in mediation this week, allege that Michigan State and others neglected to protect 332 claimants from Nassar, 54, per ESPN. About $75 million will be withheld for two years in case future lawsuits are filed over Nassar. The settlement did not include confidentiality or nondisclosure agreements. Nassar, who is currently in prison, pleaded guilty to committing his crimes under the guise of treatment. Olympic gold medal winners Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, and Gabby Douglas are among his accusers, per NBC.

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