Mich. St. doc­tor didn’t dis­close in­ves­ti­ga­tion

The Washington Post Sunday - - WASHINGTONPOST.COM/SPORTS -

A Michi­gan State Univer­sity doc­tor re­signed af­ter learn­ing the school was con­sid­er­ing her ter­mi­na­tion be­cause she didn’t dis­close in 2015 that USA Gym­nas­tics was in­ves­ti­gat­ing a fel­low physi­cian who has since been charged with mo­lest­ing young gym­nasts, ac­cord­ing to records re­leased to the Lans­ing State Jour­nal.

The doc­u­ments ob­tained from Dr. Brooke Lem­men’s per­son­nel file through the Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion Act re­veal she also re­moved pa­tient records at Dr. Larry Nas­sar’s re­quest, the news­pa­per re­ported. Lem­men’s lawyer, Aaron Kemp, on Satur­day dis­puted the claims made in the univer­sity doc­u­ments.

Nas­sar was a sports doc­tor for Michi­gan State and USA Gym­nas­tics, which trains Olympians and is head­quar­tered in In­di­anapo­lis. Michi­gan State fired Nas­sar in Septem­ber af­ter he vi­o­lated re­stric­tions that were put in place in 2014 fol­low­ing a com­plaint. He was charged last month with sex­u­ally as­sault­ing gym­nasts who came to him for treat­ments for hip and back in­juries. He is also be­ing sued by dozens of women and girls. Nas­sar, 53, has de­nied wrong­do­ing.

Lem­men re­signed from Michi­gan State in Jan­uary.

Ac­cord­ing to the doc­u­ments given to the Lans­ing State Jour­nal, Lem­men failed to dis­close to Michi­gan State that Nas­sar had told her in 2015 that he was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by USA Gym­nas­tics.

But Kemp said nei­ther Nas­sar nor USA Gym­nas­tics told her of al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual as­sault.


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