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Jan. 10, 2017 — Dark shadows in Lansing

Today, a lawsuit was filed by 18 women, including gymnasts, field hockey players, and swimmers, alleging that Larry Nasser, the former team physician for the U.S. gymnastics team, engaged in a nearly 20-year pattern of sexual misconduct on the job.

Nasser was also employed by Michigan State University as a team doctor, and, through testimony and media reports, is alleged to have leveraged his position to gain access to young women.

This lawsuit comes a month after Nasser was arrested on federal child pornography charges and three months after Nasser was fired from Michigan State following an investigative report put together by The Indianapolis Star.

Nassar, 53, had been a faculty member at the MSU’s college of osteopathic medicine, and used that prestige to become the team doctor for several Spartan athletic teams. He worked with USA Gymnastics from 1986 to 2015, departing under a cloud shortly before the Rio Olympics.

It would appear as though that cloud has caught up to him.


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