MSU Special Coverage

This section is dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the case against Larry Nassar and the resignation of Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon.

On January 24, 2018, Simon announced she would step down in the wake of a scandal involving Nassar, who worked at MSU as a medical doctor. Earlier in the day, Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting young girls and women under the guise of medical treatment. Many of the victims accused the university of mishandling past complaints about Nassar.

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Dr. Suresh Mukherji, chief medical officer of the MSU HealthTeam
MSU Dept. of Radiology website

Michigan State University cleared the chairman of its radiology department of wrongdoing after he was suspended during the fallout over imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who has admitted to molesting athletes.

Brianne Randall-Gay
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Later this month, one of the survivors of sexual abuse by disgraced doctor Larry Nassar will return to mid-Michigan. She will help the same community where here complaints about Nassar were initially not believed. WKAR’s Reginald Hardwick talked with her about the past and the future.


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Courtesy / Michigan Attorney General

Current State - the latest on the arrest of an MSU dean; a talk with one of Larry Nassar's survivors and her plans to help Meridian Township; Bridge Magazine's profile of the 39 gun bills in the state legislature; Plus YMusic.


Nassar with bailiff
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University spent roughly $500,000 for a public relations firm in January to track media coverage and social media activity related to the case of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

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Courtesy / Michigan Attorney General

The Latest on the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case as of 7:10 p.m. Tuesday...

Cheyna Roth / MPRN

A Michigan State University dean who supervised convicted serial molester Larry Nassar is denying criminal charges against him. Capitol correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.


booking photo
Courtesy / Michigan Attorney General

A Michigan State University official who oversaw a clinic that employed Larry Nassar was charged Tuesday with sexually propositioning female medical students and compiling nude student "selfies" on his work computer, in the first charges to spring from an investigation into how complaints against the disgraced former sports doctor were handled.

booking photo
Courtesy / Michigan Attorney General

A Michigan State University official who oversaw Larry Nassar was arrested Monday amid an investigation into the handling of complaints against the former sports doctor, who is in prison for sexually assaulting patients under the guise of treatment.


ribbon on tree
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The Reclaim MSU organization is holding a rally targeting the process for selecting the next MSU president starting at 5 p.m. today.


Brianne Randall-Gay
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

A woman whose complaint about sports doctor Larry Nassar was dismissed by police in Michigan's Meridian Township has been hired by the same community to train people about sexual misconduct.


Coach Tom Izzo and MSU men's basketball team at the celebration of the new Gilbert Pavilion.
Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

Tom Izzo walked into his final news conference before a game this season and saw Michigan State's interim president conducting interviews. The Hall of Fame coach sat down and gazed toward the back of the room, essentially expressionless, as John Engler was with a handful of reporters.

courtroom
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Lawmakers in Lansing have been working on legislation in response to the Larry Nassar case. And while they’re at it, some say they might want to clarify who counts as a victim when it comes to giving impact statements at a defendant’s sentencing.


Picture of Randall Margraves in courtroom
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

A Michigan man who tried to attack disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar in a courtroom is sending thousands of dollars donated to him to charities that help survivors of sexual assault.

Nassar sex abuse survivor testifies during victim impact statement
Screen shot from WDIV Live Stream

The Michigan Senate on Wednesday passed bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, voting to retroactively give the imprisoned sports doctor's victims more time to sue, restrict governments' ability to claim immunity from such lawsuits and require more people to report suspected abuse to authorities.

Capitol dome with statue in foreground
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Bipartisan legislation in Michigan that would help victims of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse move forward with lawsuits was in limbo Wednesday amid pushback from universities, the Catholic Church and others.

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