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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

YWCA Spokane to host judge who gave victims a voice in USA Gymnastics sex-abuse scandal

Michigan Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who sentenced the doctor at the center of the USA Gymnastics sex-abuse scandal, is coming to Spokane to speak about domestic violence. “It’s long …


Michigan State University fined $4.5 million in Nassar case

The Education Department says it’s fining Michigan State University a record $4.5 million for failing to respond appropriately to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor at …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019

Report says Ohio State doc abused 177, officials were aware

A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s through the 1990s, and numerous university officials got wind of what was going on …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

Low-profile administrator replaces Engler at Michigan State

Michigan State University ousted its interim president on Thursday, a week ahead of his scheduled departure, as the school stepped up efforts to finally move beyond the Larry Nassar sex …


Gymnastics scandal leads list of AP’s top 10 sports stories

Sports doctor Larry Nassar receives multidecade prison sentence after dozens of female athletes detail abuse; shake-ups at Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and US Olympic Committee follow outrage over slow responses …


Scandal and justice: #MeToo reached sports world with Nassar scandal

#MeToo movement reached sports world in 2018 with Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal, which reverberated well beyond locker rooms and gyms


Lawyer: Michigan State hampered probe of its Larry Nassar dealings

A special prosecutor on Friday accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the school’s handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and …


Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Larry Nassar

Ex-Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation of the handling of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar – the third current …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018

USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Larry Nassar scandal

The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics’ status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization …


Michigan gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer denies GOP ad alleging refusal to prosecute gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday tearfully denied Republicans’ allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018

Senator to U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics: Take legal responsibility for abuse

A senator called on the U.S. Olympic Committee to cease efforts to be dropped as a defendant in sex-abuse lawsuits filed by gold-medal gymnasts. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018

Nassar, trainer charged with sex assault; Karolyis cleared

Texas prosecutors on Friday filed sexual assault charges against Larry Nassar and a trainer who worked at his side, expanding the worst abuse scandal in U.S. sports history beyond Michigan …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018

Michigan State approves $500 million bond for settlement

Michigan State University’s governing board rejected an effort to oust the school’s interim president Friday as trustees met to discuss how to pay for a $500 million settlement with hundreds …


Michigan State trustee calls for school president to resign

Two Michigan State University board trustees are calling for interim school president John Engler to resign immediately, joining a chorus of sexual assault survivors of disgraced former sports doctor Larry …


Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and …


Michigan State agrees to pay $500M to settle Nassar claims

Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the …


Gymnast sues Karolyis, other groups over team doctor’s abuse

A former member of the U.S. national team is the latest gymnast to file suit over former sports doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse. Sabrina Vega was on the team that …


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018

Martha Karolyi sidesteps responsibility in Nassar scandal

Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she doesn’t …


Nassar victim: Michigan State leader offered secret payoff

A sexual assault victim of former sports doctor Larry Nassar says Michigan State University interim president John Engler offered her a secret payoff to settle a lawsuit against the university. …


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018

Former Michigan State dean charged in Larry Nassar scandal

The sexual abuse scandal at Michigan State University widened Tuesday when authorities charged a former dean with failing to protect patients from sports doctor Larry Nassar, along with sexually harassing …


Sheriff: Michigan State official arrested amid Larry Nassar probe

A Michigan State University official who oversaw Larry Nassar was arrested Monday amid an investigation into the handling of complaints against the former sport doctor, who is in prison for …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018

Michigan State plans to fire official over Nassar scandal

Michigan State University said Friday it plans to fire a high-ranking administrator who told police he never followed up after ordering sports doctor Larry Nassar to have a third person …


Athletes vow to keep fighting in doctor sex-abuse scandal

The worst sex-abuse case in sports history ended Monday with a third long prison sentence for Larry Nassar, and his victims vowed to keep fighting for accountability in the scandal …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018

So much sexual misconduct news: Talking to children

The ongoing spotlight on sexual harassment and sexual assault has many parents wondering: Are there age-appropriate ways to talk to children about what they might hear or experience? What are …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

Judge admonishes victims’ dad who charged at Nassar in court

A distraught father seething over sexual abuse suffered by three daughters tried to attack former sports doctor Larry Nassar in a Michigan courtroom Friday after a judge rejected his request …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

Nassar victim who complained in 2004 gets apology from cops

A woman whose assault complaint against Larry Nassar was dismissed without charges being filed in 2004 accepted an apology years later Thursday from a Michigan police chief who said, “We …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018

House passes bill after sports doctor scandal

The House has followed up on the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by passing legislation that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to promptly report abuse claims …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018

Michigan attorney general vows to find out who knew what at Michigan State

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette lashed out at Michigan State University for allowing sexual abuse by Larry Nassar, and he took a shot at the school’s governing body. The aspiring …


Michigan AG vows to find out who knew what at Michigan State

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette lashed out at Michigan State University on Saturday for allowing Larry Nassar to sexually abuse girls and women for years, and he took a shot …


USA Gymnastics board of directors to resign under pressure

The remaining members of the USA Gymnastics board of directors will resign under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee. The USOC threatened to decertify USA Gymnastics if it didn’t …