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Magic Johnson shares thoughts on Michigan State sexual assault scandal

30 January, 2018, 01:41 | Author: John Swanson
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At a news conference, Schuette explained that the investigation will cover every inch of MSU, elaborating that "no individual and no department at Michigan State University is off-limits".

Schuette said he would ask the school's board of trustees Saturday to have the school attorney, Patrick Fitzgerald, "turn over ... all information he has gathered in the course of his work to ensure our investigation leaves no stone unturned".

An independent investigation of Larry Nassar will review extensive details of complaints, including when they were made and what was done in response.

In recent days, the university's president, Lou Anna K. Simon, and athletic director, Mark Hollis, both resigned, and basketball coach Tom Izzo and football coach Mark Dantonio came under fire for their handlings of assault cases in their own programs.

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Michigan State University didn't share the full conclusions of a 2014 Title IX investigation into disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar with a patient who accused him of sexual assault.

In December, the MSU Board of Trustees announced its creation of a $10 million fund for victims of Nassar, as a way to show the university's "concern for and commitment to these courageous young women".

The university maintains that no official there believed Nassar committed sexual abuse until newspapers began reporting on the allegations in the summer of 2016. During the appointment, Thomashow said that Nassar touched her breasts and vaginal area for several minutes.

Her sister, Jessica Thomashow, a gymnast, also testified that Nassar had abused her during treatments.

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Maroney was among more than 150 women and girls who testified against Nassar. Friday and Monday have been scheduled if more time is needed, Grewal added.

Nassar was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years for molesting young female athletes.

In addition to his duties at Michigan State, Nassar also worked for USA Gymnastics, which trains aspiring Olympians.

Johnson attended Michigan State from 1977-1979. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township and Dianne Feinstein, D-California. Parents of worldwide students - many of whom pay full-freight tuition - probably have less emotional attachment to Michigan State University than native Michiganders and could be more sensitive to unflattering reports about the university.

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MSU officials could not be immediately reached for comment. That same day, the entire board of USA Gymnastics said they too would resign. "It touches everybody in a different way, whether you're a supporter and it just kills your pride or you're a victim and you're going through the things you're going through". Many others fail to report due to a lack of evidence.

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