Gymnasts get $667m for abuse
Michigan State University has reached a $US500 million ($667 million) settlement with the hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually abused by sports doctor Larry Nassar.
The settlement was announced by the university, where the ex-USA Gymnastics doctor was on staff, and the lawyer representing his more than 300 victims.
The deal includes $425 million that the school will pay to the 332 current claimants and $75 million that will be set aside in a trust fund to protect against any future claims of sexual abuse by Nassar.
There will be no confidentially agreements or nondisclosure agreements attached to the settlement, which was agreed to by the MSU Board of Trustees during a Tuesday night conference call.
Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years behind bars in addition to another state term of 40 to 125 years over sex abuse and a federal sentence of 60 years for child pornography.