Survivors of Larry Nassar file lawsuit against MSU over ‘secret decisions’ made on releasing documents

Published: Jul. 27, 2023 at 12:38 PM EDT
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Survivors of convicted sex offender Larry Nassar and their families are filing a lawsuit against Michigan State University (MSU).

“Secret decisions” were made about releasing documents in the case.

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Nassar survivors allege there were secret votes and decisions made by MSU, which violate the Open Meetings Act and the Michigan State Constitution.

The lawsuit filed Thursday against the university and The Board of Trustees aims to force MSU to follow laws and protect the public

Nassar pleaded guilty in 2018 to ten counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and pleaded guilty in federal court for possessing child pornography.

He was a sports medicine physician employed by the university for more than two decades, and athletes say they reported abuse beginning in the 90′s.

Survivors say the university has refused to release more than 6,000 documents to the Attorney General’s office for investigation, and they want to hold the university accountable.

“Why are we still having this fight? we’re not really quite sure but I just want to make it known though one person may have made this shot for us our incredible lawyer there are 508 of us on this team and we are all playing,” said Angelika Martinez-Mcghee, a survivor of Nassar.

News 10 reached out to MSU for comment on the lawsuit and they provided the following quote:

In April, the MSU Board of Trustees Chair Rema Vassar said, “I want you to know that we hear you. we see you. and we appreciate your passion in advocating for what you feel is best.”

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