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  • Robert E. Anderson Feb 22

    Nassar Victim Slams Michigan for Response to Doctor Abuse

    The first woman who publicly accused convicted sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse says she is horrified and deeply disappointed with the University of Michigan for how it has handled allegations of abuse by a late doctor at the school

  • Larry Nassar Feb 14

    Ex-Michigan State Coach Convicted in Case Tied to Nassar

    A jury has convicted a former Michigan State University gymnastics coach of lying to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997, nearly 20 years before he was charged

  • Lafayette Hodges Dec 30, 2019

    Man Shot, Killed College Girlfriend While Playing With Gun: Prosecutors

    An 18-year-old Chicago man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend while she visited from college allegedly did so while engaging in a version of Russian roulette with what he believed was an unloaded gun, prosecutors said. Lafayette Hodges was held on $50,000 bond Monday on a felony count of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 19-year-old Lyniah Bell, a…

  • Chicago Dec 30, 2019

    Man Shot, Killed College Girlfriend While Playing With Gun: Prosecutors

    An 18-year-old Chicago man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend while she visited from college allegedly did so while engaging in a version of Russian roulette with what he believed was an unloaded gun, prosecutors said. NBC 5’s Christian Farr reports.

  • Larry Nassar Dec 25, 2019

    AG Suspends Investigation of Michigan State Over Nassar

    State Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long criminal investigation into Michigan State University’s handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. The probe, which began under Nessel’s predecessor, has resulted in charges against three former school officials. One was convicted. Two others, including former president Lou Anna Simon, were ordered...

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  • energy Oct 3, 2019

    Survivors Project: Olivia Cowan’s Story

  • Chicago Aug 27, 2019

    Learning to Heal: Chicago-Area Assault Survivor in Nassar Case Says Counseling Fund Has Stopped Paying

    One of the sexual assault victim survivors in connection to Michigan State Doctor Larry Nassar’s case says after four years, she is finally getting treatment for her PTSD and depression in the Chicago area, but the fund set up to pay for counseling has stopped paying.

  • Aug 27, 2019

    Chicago-Area Survivor of Larry Nassar Abuse Says Fund Stopped Paying

    She suffered sexual abuse by Michigan State Doctor Larry Nassar for four years. Now living in Chicago, Danielle Moore says she is finally getting help for her Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression, but the fund set up to pay for counseling has stopped paying. NBC 5’s Lauren Petty has the story.

  • Attorney Aug 24, 2019

    Accusers in Ohio State Doctor Scandal Top 300

    Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped 300. Totals confirmed to The Associated Press put the group’s size in the same ballpark as the initial wave of plaintiffs who got $425 million from Michigan State University to settle claims related to Larry Nassar,...

  • judge Aug 7, 2019

    Sentencing Set for Ex-Dean Who Had Oversight of Larry Nassar

    Sentencing is scheduled for a former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University. William Strampel goes back before a judge Wednesday, nearly two months after the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s ex-dean was convicted of neglect of duty and misconduct in office. He was acquitted of the more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. He...

  • food Jun 6, 2019

    ‘Sell By’ or What? US Pushes for Clarity on Expiration Dates

    If milk is a few days past its “Sell By” date, is it safe to drink? U.S. regulators are urging food-makers to be more consistent with labeling terms like “Best By” and “Enjoy By” that cause confusion. By clarifying the meaning of such dates, they are trying to prevent people from prematurely tossing products and to reduce the mountains of...

  • energy May 28, 2019

    Michigan State Chooses New President After Sex Abuse Scandal

    Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr., a medical researcher who has led Stony Brook University in New York for nearly a decade, was named Tuesday as the next president of Michigan State University in the wake of the most extensive sexual abuse scandal in sports history. Stanley was chosen in an 8-0 vote by the school’s board of trustees, effective Aug. 1....

  • Coach May 18, 2019

    Attorney: Abused Clients Were Ohio State Football Players

    An attorney preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who claim they were sexually abused by a team physician told The Associated Press on Saturday that most of those clients were football players from the school’s storied program, including some who went on to play in the NFL. Dayton attorney Michael Wright...

  • Associated Press May 17, 2019

    Report Shocks, Angers Some of Ohio State Doc’s 177 Victims

    Victims of a now-dead Ohio State team doctor are reacting with shock, grief and anger at investigative findings documenting a heinous pattern of sexual abuse that many of them say they experienced as young men and then worked for decades to forget. Their reactions follow the university’s release of a report Friday that found Dr. Richard Strauss groped, ogled or...

  • Chicago Apr 7, 2019

    Slaying Puts Focus on Ride-Hailing Safety, Fake Drivers

    Whenever Rachel Orden calls for an Uber, the 20-year-old Michigan State University sophomore immediately walks to the back of the vehicle to check the license plate number, then opens the door and waits for the driver to say her name before getting in. Even then, she devises a backup plan in case she feels uncomfortable. “How could I get out?...

  • Larry Nassar Mar 28, 2019

    Simone Biles: I Slept ‘All the Time’ to Cope With Sexual Abuse

    Olympic gold medal gymnast Simone Biles is opening up about how she initially coped with being sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar, saying she tried to sleep off what had happened. During a discussion for the new YouTube series, “If I Could Tell You Just One Thing,” hosted by Priyanka Chopra, Biles revealed she first opened up to...

  • CEO Feb 19, 2019

    USA Gymnastics Hires New CEO: NBA Exec Li Li Leung

    Li Li Leung spent two years watching USA Gymnastics struggle through the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. A former college gymnast at the University of Michigan who still considered herself “embedded” in the sport while serving as a vice president with the NBA, Leung kept waiting for things to get better. Only they didn’t. Leadership changed. More...

  • The Associated Press Jan 16, 2019

    MSU to Hire Interim Leader After Resignation Amid Scandal

    Michigan State University is poised to name a new interim president Thursday after the former governor who was brought in to help it recover from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal resigned under pressure, amid backlash over his comments about some of the ex-sports doctor’s victims. John Engler — who had resisted calls to step down in the past —...

  • energy Dec 28, 2018

    Survivors Project: Olivia Cowan’s Story

    Olivia Cowan was sexually abused by now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar when she became his patient at age 13. The abuse continued, many times with her mother in the room, over the course of three years.

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