TIMELINE - Larry Nassar Investigation

Published: Mar. 20, 2017 at 7:39 PM EDT
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This is a timeline tracking former MSU doctor Larry Nassar, and the allegations against him.

In January of 2018 over 150 women and girls shared their victim impact statements with the Ingham County court. Follow the links below for our coverage.
Nassar was also sentenced in Eaton County

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

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

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

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

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

Nassar receives osteopathic medical degree from Michigan State University.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Nassar with 22 additional counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct First Degree.

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


We are LIVE in Okemos where lawyers are filling in the gaps in the Nassar investigation particularly with MSU. Full story tonight on WILX at 6.

Posted by WILX News 10 on Friday, February 24, 2017

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.

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.


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

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

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.

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


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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

An Eaton County district judge made the ruling Friday after


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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.


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.

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

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Nassar, who admitted he molested gymnasts, plans to appeal a 60-year federal prison sentence on child pornography charges.

Victims of Larry Nassar spoke from the heart, often breaking into tears, as they addressed the Michigan State University Board of Trustees Friday, calling out MSU to be accountable for what happened to them under Larry Nassar's care at their university.

Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon has declined a $150,000 raise as school officials face criticism for their handling of an ex-campus doctor who sexually assaulted many young gymnasts.

Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is setting a whole week aside for the sentencing of Larry Nassar.

Olympic gold and silver medalist, McKayla Maroney has filed a lawsuit against the United States Olympic Committee and Michigan State University on Wednesday.

Michigan State University has released a 19-page police report detailing witness interviews with MSU's Dean of Osteopathic Medicine, Larry Nassar's superiors, and MSU's Athletic Director.

The Michigan State University Police Chief is asking prosecutors whether his department should expand it's Larry Nassar investigation.

State Attorney General Bill Schuette has decided to launch an investigation into Michigan State University and how it handled the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case - this according to Detroit's Fox 2 News.

Former U.S national team gymnast Maggie Nichols says she was the first gymnast to alert USA gymnastics about former team physician Larry Nassar.

On January 10, there is a hearing scheduled with Larry Nassar in Judge Jambo's courtroom for a motion for a protective order.

Star gymnast Aly Raisman on Wednesday accused USA Gymnastics of being "100% responsible" for former team doctor Larry Nassar's years of sexual abuse, saying in a series of tweets that the organization enabled him and manipulated athletes.

Michigan State University has chosen two organizations to handle the $10 million Healing Assistance Fund for the women who were sexually abused by Larry Nassar.

The state Attorney General's office is asking an Ingham County judge to sentence former MSU gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assault charges to 40 to 125 years in prison.

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles says she too was sexually abused by Larry Nassar.

One after one, gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma Larry Nassar inflicted on them as children — one with the warning that "little girls don't stay little forever."

Former MSU and Team USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar will be back in an Ingham County courtroom Wednesday as part of what is expected to be a week long sentencing hearing.

MSU President Lou Ann K. Simon attended Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing Wednesday.

Day two of Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing featured powerful statements from those in court to support the survivors of Nassar's sexual abuse.

Court wrapped up just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Fifty victim impact statements had be read over the last two days. A total of 101 statements are scheduled to be read during the hearing.

The MSU Alumni Association released a statement on Facebook saying they stand in solidarity with the victims of Larry Nassar.

A statement was released to the "Twistars Families" from John and Kathryn Geddert.

When asked how he thought the situation would play out long term, Ferguson said "I think the young ladies who've been wronged by this person.... you can never abuse money to make over people's pain and suffering... but there's gonna be something happening in their favor."

Over the last week, survivors accused of Geddert of breaking them down on a mental and physical level.

14 more survivors came forward overnight wishing to share impact statements, bringing the total to 158. Nassar is expected to be sentenced Wednesday.

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