TIMELINE - Larry Nassar Investigation

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This is a timeline tracking former MSU doctor Larry Nassar, and the allegations against him.


1978

Nassar begins working with gymnasts as a student athletic trainer at North Farmington High School.


1981

Granted a varsity high school letter in women's artistic gymnastics for his work with the team at North Farmington High School.


1985

Graduates from the University of Michigan where he received his kinesiology degree.


1986

Nassar works as an athletic trainer and then as a physician for USA Gymnastics.


1988

Begins working with John and Kathryn Geddert. They later open Gedderts' Twistars USA Gymnastics Club in Dimondale, Michigan.


1993

Nassar receives osteopathic medical degree from Michigan State University.


1994

2016 lawsuit: A gymnast alleges Nassar begins to sexually abuse her.


1996

The USAG Board of Directors appoints Nassar as the USAG national medical coordinator.

Nassar completes his family practice residency at St. Lawrence Hospital.

Gedderts' Twistars USA Gymnastics Club opens in Dimondale.


1997

Begins working as team physician for Holt High School.

Completes a primary care sports medicine fellowship at MSU.

2017 Lawsuit: A parent voices concern to John Geddert about Nassar, Geddert does not notify police.


1998

Court Records: Nassar begins sexually abusing the 6-year-old daughter of a family friend.


2000

2017 Lawsuit: Second student-athlete at MSU reports concerns regarding Nassar. MSU does not take action.

Rachael Denhollander says she was sexually abused by Nassar during treatments for back pain. She was 15.


2004

Court Records: Alleged victim tells her parents about the abuse, they do not believe her.

Federal Indictment: Nassar receives, or attempts to receive child pornography.


2014 - MSU clears Nassar after an MSU graduate student files complaint

According to court documents, the plaintiff-- a post-baccalaureate student---sought treatment for hip pain in March of 2014. During the 90-minute appointment, she claims Nassar engaged in disturbing and inappropriate sexual conduct--- including asking the resident to leave the room and becoming sexually aroused.


August 30, 2016 - Nassar faces sexual assault allegations, fired by MSU

MSU released the following statement on September 20th:

"Larry Nassar was reassigned from his clinical and patient duties Aug. 30 immediately after the university first received notice of the allegations of sexual misconduct. Over the past week, the university received additional information that raised serious concerns about Nassar's compliance with certain employment requirements. Those requirements were put in place by the university after a 2014 investigation into alleged misconduct by Nassar, and information was received that indicates those requirements were not consistently met. The university also learned Nlassar was not forthcoming when questioned about other previous allegations."


October 6, 2016 - AG's office to review sexual assault investigation

The Michigan Attorney General's office decides to review possible criminal allegations against Nassar.


October 27, 2016 - Sex abuse lawsuit against Nassar also names coaches

A civil lawsuit filed by a 24-year-old former gymnast claims that Nassar repeatedly sexually abused her when she was on the team from 2006 to 2011. The lawsuit also accuses the Karolysis of abusive behavior. Claiming Bela and Marta Karolyi abused athletes and allowed Nassar to sexually abuse the gymnasts as long as he didn't turn them in to the police.


November 21, 2016 - Nassar charged with criminal sexual conduct

Nassar was charged with criminal sexual conduct against a child. Online court records in Ingham County showed three charges were filed against Larry Nassar.. The alleged incidents occurred in 1998. The records didn't indicate whether the charges involve one victim or more.


November 22, 2016 - Nassar arraigned on 3 criminal sexual conduct charges

Nassar arraigned on 3 counts of 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a child younger than 13. Ingham County prosecutors say the abuse happened at his home in Holt. Police had been investigating more than 20 abuse reports filed in East Lansing and Delhi Township.


November 29, 2016 - 13 females to sue Michigan State over Nassar's alleged assaults

Lawyers for 13 women and girls have told Michigan State University that they plan to sue the school over alleged sexual assaults.


December 16, 2016 - Larry Nassar, former USA Gymnastics doctor, charged with child porn

Nassar arrested on federal child pornography charges. According to a two-count indictment filed in Michigan Nassar possessed "thousands of images of child pornography" between 2003 and 2016.


December 21, 2016 - Former MSU student files lawsuit against Nassar, MSU

The lawsuit alleges: During the course of Nassar's treatments, Nassar allegedly inserted "his bare, ungloved and unlubricated hand into her vagina." When the victim reported Nassar's disturbing "treatments" to the MSU training staff she was allegedly told that Nassar was a world renowned doctor and that his "inter-vaginal adjustments" were legitimate medical treatments.

Dr. Larry Nassar denied bail, will remain in custody

Special Agent Rod Charles of the FBI testified that several search warrants were executed to search Nassar's home. During the search, agents found a hard drive and a plastic bag with several computer disks in a trash bin outside of his home that hadn't been collected. Some of the disks were labeled with Nassar's name.


January, 2017 - MSU doctor resigns

Records show a Michigan State University doctor resigned in January after learning the school was considering her termination because she didn't disclose that USA Gymnastics was investigating Nassar.


January 20, 2017 - Nassar's bond revoked

Nassar appeared in court for a motion hearing. Attorneys agreed to remove Nassar's bond, and return the amount already posted. Nassar was in support of this motion.


January 24, 2017 - State suspends Nassar's medical license

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) suspended Larry Nassar's license to practice as an osteopathic physician.


January 25, 2017 - Nassar's wife files for divorce

Stefanie Nassar filed for divorce, she asked for custody of the three children she and Larry Nassar share.


January 27, 2017 - MSU athletes ordered to not talk about Nassar

Michigan State athletes ordered to not speak out about former MSU and USA gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar. A motion filed looked to add a current MSU scholarship athlete to a federal lawsuit against Nassar. The athlete claimed Nassar sexually assaulted her for several years. She and her teammates have been told by Michigan State to not take any questions from the media or police regarding the matter.


January 31, 2017 - Woman says she complained to MSU coach about abuse

A woman says Michigan State's women's gymnastics coach downplayed her concerns about treatments by a sports doctor in the late 1990s and warned that a formal complaint about sexual abuse could have major consequences.


February 7, 2017 - Nassar destroyed files containing child pornography

Court documents say back in September Nassar destroyed the hard drive on his laptop computer, and threw away external drives containing child pornography.


February 13, 2017 - MSU gymnastics coach suspended

Michigan State University suspended longtime gymnastics coach Kathie Klages. The university was not saying why, but the suspension came two weeks after a lawsuit accused Klages of ignoring sexual abuse complaints against former MSU doctor Larry Nassar.


February 14, 2017 - MSU gymnastics coach retires amid scandal

Tuesday afternoon, two statements were released within an hour of each other. The first from a lawyer representing Klages announcing her client's retirement from MSU, effective immediately. The second was a letter from athletic director Mark Hollis sent to Klages explaining why the university suspended her the day before for defending Nassar.


February 17, 2017 - Nassar to stand trial on child sex abuse charges

The judge ruled that there is enough evidence to bind Nassar over for trial on child sex abuse charges.



February 22, 2017 - Nassar faces more charges

Attorney General Bill Schuette charged Nassar with 22 additional counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct First Degree.


February 24, 2017 - Lawyers give update on Nassar investigation

Lawyers held a press conference to "fill in what gaps" in the Nassar investigation after the attorney general's office press conference on Wednesday. Nassar is back in court for two arraignments.


February 28, 2017 - MSU staff sign letter asking for external investigation into Nassar

Over 100 Michigan State University faculty members signed a letter submitted and read at a university council meeting asking the university to have an external organization investigation the Nassar case.


March 2, 2017 - Michigan State asks athletes for information on Nassar

Michigan State University asks all current and former student-athletes for information that may be relevant to the investigation into Nassar. MSU Athletics director, Mark Hollis, releases the following statement:

"As has been reported widely in media and was address in President Simon's Feb. 3 letter to the MSU community, former MSU employee Larry Nassar faces multiple criminal charges for sexual assault. Through his work with the MSU Health Team, Nassar served as team physician seeing student-athletes across multiple sports.

Because you are a member of the MSU athletics family, I am writing to ensure you are aware of how to report any information about any suspected wrongdoing while you were a student-athlete. Any member of the MSU community, past or present, who may have information relevant to the ongoing Nassar investigation is urged to call MSUPD's toll-free tip line at: 844-99-MSUPD.

The MSUPD will follow up on all relevant information it receives. To the extent MSUPD receives information not relevant to ongoing criminal inquiries, MSUPD will forward that information to the University's outside counsel and University offices responsible for conducting investigations on the University's behalf, as appropriate.

Information about community, state, and national sexual assault resources can be found online at titleix.msu.edu and endrape.msu.edu.

The core values of MSU Athletics are clear: respect for self and others, accountability for actions and choices, and integrity. Sexual assault, in any form, is unacceptable. We will continue our commitment to creating a culture that is safe, supportive, responsive and accountable."

Nineteen more plaintiffs are added to the federal lawsuit against Nassar, Michigan State University USA gymnastics and Twistars. Nassar preliminary exam is pushed back to May.


March 8, 2017 - More defendants added to Nassar lawsuit

Several more names are added to a federal lawsuit in the Larry Nassar case, including two former and current MSU employees.


March 16, 2017 - Twenty women added to lawsuit against Nassar, MSU, and USA Gymnastics

Twenty more women join the lawsuit against Nassar, MSU, and USA Gymnastics. The women accuse Nassar of sexually assaulting them during medical treatments. This brings the total number of plaintiffs to 78. Five other lawsuits name Nassar and USA Gymnastics. That same day the CEO of USA Gymnastics resigns



March 21, 2017 - MSU investigation finds Nassar assaulted gymnast

An investigation by Michigan State University concludes that Nassar assaulted a teen gymnast during treatments for back pain in 2000. Lawyers for Rachael Denhollander released a report that says Larry Nassar did not have consent to touch her sexually.


March 22, 2017 - Nassar's lawyers granted request for new judge

Eaton County District Court Judge Julie O'Neill recused herself. Attorney Matt Newburg claims O'Neill showed impropriety by liking a Facebook post by an attorney for one of the accusers. Nassar's lawyers request more time to prepare.


March 29, 2017 - Judge signs motion to limit public comment on Larry Nassar case

The order as it stands now won't allow attorneys and witnesses to refer to Nassar publicly as anything besides his name or "defendant."


April 4, 2017 - Lawyers for women suing Larry Nassar ask judge to block gag order

Attorneys with three law firms representing women suing Dr. Larry Nassar ask a federal court to block a gag order issued by Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina.


April 6, 2017 - State revokes Nassar's license for 3 years

The state revokes the medical license of Larry Nassar for 3 years and ordered him to pay a $100,000 fine before he can apply for reinstatement.


April 07, 2017 - Federal judge temporarily blocks enforcement of gag order in Larry Nassar case

A federal judge in Grand Rapids grants a temporary restraining order blocking the enforcement of the gag order in the Larry Nassar case.


April 12, 2017 - Judge issues new gag order in Nassar case

Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina issues a new gag order in the criminal case against Larry Nassar.


April 14, 2017 - Nassar's Preliminary Exam in Eaton County will be closed when accusers testify

District Court Judge Julie Reinke ruled the public and the media will not be allowed inside when the women testify during his preliminary exam.


April 26, 2017 - President of MSU issues statement regarding sexual assault

The president of Michigan State University, Lou Anna K. Simon, released a statement to the MSU community regarding the issue of sexual assault at MSU.


April 27, 2017 - Nassar found to have violated MSU policy in 3 more Title IX investigations

MSU confirms that three more internal Title IX investigations determined Larry Nassar violated University policy.


May 2, 2017 - Judge enters default order in federal lawsuits

The judge overseeing the federal lawsuits against Larry Nassar has entered a "default" order -- meaning Nassar is legally considered liable for sexual assaults detailed in those cases. Nassar failed to respond to the lawsuits, which in the eyes of the court means he admits to everything that is detailed in the cases.


May 12, 2017 - Judge hears testimony from Nassar accusers

Nassar was in court for a preliminary hearing to determine if there is sufficient evidence to send the case to trial.


May 26, 2017 - Former patients of Larry Nassar testify in preliminary hearing on sexual assault charges

Nassar was in court again for a preliminary hearing on charges that he molested young girls and gymnasts while treating them at his MSU clinic and at his home.

The judge heard testimony from the girls and women who say Nassar sexually assaulted them.


June 18, 2017 - State moves to terminate Larry Nassar's parental rights

The state of Michigan seeks to terminate Nassar's parental rights.


May 26, 2017 - Judge decides Larry Nassar will face trial

Nassar will face trial. Judge Allen bound Nassar over for trial on 17 total charges, for 6 individual victims. Nassar faces 12 criminal sexual conduct in the 1st degree. Four counts for victims younger than 13. Eight counts for victims between 13-15. Five Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 3rd Degree.


May 26, 2017 - Report calls for "complete cultural change" at USA Gymnastics

A former federal prosecutor says USA Gymnastics needs a "complete cultural change" to better protect athletes from sexual abuse.


June 30, 2017 - Nassar ordered to stand trial in Eaton County

An Eaton County district judge made the ruling Friday after testimony against Dr. Larry Nassar from three alleged victims.


July 9, 2017 - Nassar could plead guilty to child porn charges

A plea deal is in the works for a former doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics charged in federal court with obtaining and possessing child pornography.


July 9, 2017 - Larry Nassar pleads guilty to charges of child pornography

Larry Nassar has pleaded guilty to two counts of obtaining and possessing child pornography, and one count of destruction of records.


August 2, 2017 - Federal lawsuits against Larry Nassar are headed to mediation

The federal lawsuits against Larry Nassar, Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and others will be going to mediation. At this point talks are scheduled to start in 14 days and could last 90 days with the potential for an extension if necessary. The idea is to reach a settlement without having to go to trial.


August 27, 2017 - Ex-MSU coach now working at Twistars

News 10 has confirms that the MSU gymnastics coach who resigned during the Larry Nassar investigation is now working at Twistars.


September 8, 2017 - Michigan State University hires a law firm for its Title IX review

The Title IX review is one of the initiatives MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon announced in April in the wake of the Larry Nassar investigation and two sexual-assault cases involving now-former MSU football players.


October 11, 2017 - Ingham County Judge denies Larry Nassar's request to delay his criminal trial

Larry Nassar's request to have his criminal trial delayed has been denied. Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina rejected his motion Friday morning.


October 18, 2017 - Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport last year.


October 21, 2017 - Larry Nassar's lawyers push to move sexual abuse trial, delay start

Nassar's lawyers filed several motions Friday, citing the "#MeToo" tweet by Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney and the widespread media attention it received, as one reason he can't get a fair trial.


November 3, 2017 - Judge Aquilina denies motion to move Nassar trial to another venue

Judge Aquilina has denied a motion to move the Nassar trial to another venue based on jury prejudice.


November 10, 2017 - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman says she was sexually abused by Larry Nassar

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor.


November 15, 2017 - Former USA Gymnastics doctor expected to change plea in sex assault cases

A former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor accused of molesting girls at his home and a campus clinic is expected to change his not-guilty plea.

STORY: Lawyer's expert opinion on Nassar's plea


November 21, 2017 - Ex-Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar expected to plead guilty to charges in Ingham, Eaton counties

Former Michigan State University gymnastics doctor has reportedly reached a plea deal. Dr. Larry Nassar of Holt, is expected to plead guilty at a court hearing in Ingham County.

Victims to speak at Nassar's sentencing for child porn

Before Larry Nassar is sentenced on federal child pornography charges next month, he will hear how the crime affected his victims.

Source: Gymnastics doctor facing at least 25 years in prison

A person with knowledge of the agreement says a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least 25 years in prison.

Nassar Accusers to address media after plea hearing Wednesday

The former gymnast who filed the first criminal complaint against Larry Nassar will address the media after a plea hearing Wednesday morning in Ingham County Circuit Court.

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas says Nassar abused her

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas took to Instagram Tuesday to apologize for comments she made after Aly Raisman came forward as a Nassar victim. She also said she was a victim herself, and was conditioned to stay silent about the abuse.


November 22, 2017 - Statement from MSU re. Larry Nassar's plea deal

Michigan State University has released a statement following the Larry Nassar trial Wednesday where he plead guilty to multiple counts of sexual misconduct.

Former MSU doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

Larry Nassar, a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor accused of molesting seven girls has pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct and faces at least 25 years in prison.

Larry Nassar says, "we need to move forward"

Nassar apologizes for actions, saying “we need to move forward.”

Survivors of Larry Nassar speak out

Three of the accusers of Larry Nassar spoke out in a press conference Wednesday after his plea hearing.


November 23, 2017 - "It's ridiculous" a look into what survivors say about Nassar's apology

A "master manipulator" said survivors who sat in court Wednesday as Larry Nassar pleaded guilty and apologized to those women he sexually assaulted. And survivors tell News 10 they aren't buying his apology.

Nassar's Accusers push for external investigation

The Larry Nassar saga continues as the plaintiffs lawyers continue to press for MSU to release the findings of their internal investigation.

Institutions respond to Nassar's accusers

Michigan State University says allegations that it covered up a former gymnastics doctor's criminal sexual misconduct are "simply false" and it is "appalled" by Larry Nassar's crimes.


November 29, 2017 - Another guilty plea from Michigan gymnastics doctor

A Michigan sports doctor who specialized in treating female gymnasts has pleaded guilty to sexual assault, his second conviction in a week.


December 4, 2017 - Michigan AG wants to see Michigan State's Nassar report

Michigan's attorney general is urging Michigan State University to give him an internal report on a campus doctor who sexually assaulted young gymnasts.


December 6, 2017 - McKayla Maroney releases victim impact statement

Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport last year.


December 7, 2017 - Michigan gymnastics doctor gets 60 years in prison

A judge sentenced Nassar to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes, one of three criminal cases against a man who also admits assaulting female gymnasts.


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