Col­lege will set­tle Nas­sar abuse claims for $500 mil­lion

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NEWYORK » For­mer gym­nast Rachael Den­hol­lan­der helped ex­pose the Larry Nas­sar sex­ual abuse scan­dal by speak­ing out pub­licly about what he did to her and by fil­ing a crim­i­nal com­plaint with po­lice in 2016.

Since then, she has been a driv­ing force in call­ing for changes at Michi­gan State Uni­ver­sity, USA Gym­nas­tics and the U.S. Olympic Com­mit­tee, and has ad­vo­cated for bills re­lated to the case that are pend­ing in the Michi­gan Leg­is­la­ture.

Den­hol­lan­der re­leased this state­ment Wed­nes­day after Michi­gan State an­nounced it had agreed to pay $500 mil­lion to more than 300 women and girls who said they were sex­u­ally as­saulted by Nas­sar:

“I am very grate­ful to have reached a set­tle­ment with MSU that re­flects the in­cred­i­ble dam­age which took place on MSU’s cam­pus. I am thank­ful that the lit­i­ga­tion phase is over so that my sis­ters and I can move for­ward.

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