Gym­nasts get $667m for abuse

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - World -

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.

Larry Nas­sar.

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