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Larry Nassar victims reach $500M settlement with Michigan State University after claims school failed to report the pedophile when alerted to possible molestation

  • Michigan State University will pay $425 million to the 332 victims of Larry Nassar, which comes out to a little less than $1.3 million per victim 
  • The college has been accused of protecting Nassar and not alerting proper authorities when they heard allegations of child molestation in the past 
  • The total figure if over five-times more than the $93 million that was paid out by Pennsylvania State University in the wake of the Jerry Sanducky scandal
  • Sandusky's victims did get more money, with those young men each receiving approximately $3 million
  • This settlement does not address the claims against USA Gymnastics, the United States Olympic Committee, Bela and Martha Karolyi 
  • There is also no non-disclosure of confidentiality agreement attached, like the one USA Gymnastics forced McKayla Maroney to sign 

The young woman who were sexually assaulted and molested by pedophile doctor Larry Nassar have agreed to a settlement with the school that some believe could have stopped the sexual predator.

Michigan State University will pay $500 million, with $425 million of that going to the 332 victims who have come forward to reveal that they were sexually assaulted by Nassar.

The other $75 million will go into a trust for any victims that might come forward at a future date. 

That is more than five times what Pennsylvania State University paid in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, with the college paying $93 million after it was revealed there had been reports of the football coach assaulting boys on the campus. 

The victims in that case each took home around $3 million, while Nassar's victims will receive a little under $1.3 million from this settlement.   

Pedophile prisoner: Michigan State University will pay $425 million to the 332 victims of Larry Nassar (above in court last November), which comes out to a little less than $1.3 million per victim

Pedophile prisoner: Michigan State University will pay $425 million to the 332 victims of Larry Nassar (above in court last November), which comes out to a little less than $1.3 million per victim

Brave young girls: The college has been accused of protecting Nassar and not alerting proper authorities when they heard allegations of child molestation in the past (Nassar's vicitms and Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis on the last day of his sentencing hearing in January) 

Brave young girls: The college has been accused of protecting Nassar and not alerting proper authorities when they heard allegations of child molestation in the past (Nassar's vicitms and Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis on the last day of his sentencing hearing in January) 

'This historic settlement came about through the bravery of more than 300 women and girls who had the courage to stand up and refuse to be silenced,' said attorney John manlky, who represents a number of the yoiung women.

'We appreciate the diligent efforts of Mick Grewal and the survivors’ attorneys across the nation who worked to obtain this measure of justice and healing. We also thank the mediator and all who participated in crafting this settlement.'

He went on to state: 'It is the sincere hope of all of the survivors that the legacy of this settlement will be far reaching institutional reform that will end the threat of sexual assault in sports, schools and throughout our society.'

MSU also released a testament through their special counsel, stating: 'Michigan State is pleased that we have been able to agree in principle on a settlement that is fair to the survivors of Nassar's crimes.

'We appreciate the hard work both sides put into the mediation, and the efforts of the mediator, which achieved a result that is responsible and equitable.'

The settlement was approved by the MSU board on Tuesday, and does not contain any confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements which would penalize the girls. 

This settlement does not address the claims against USA Gymnastics, the United States Olympic Committee, Bela and Martha Karolyi, Twistars, Nassar's friend and gym owner John Geddert or others.

  

 

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