Man sliced after his cut
DETROIT — The $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Larry Nassar’s victims will be divided up after weighing many factors, including the date and victim’s age when the sexual assaults occurred and the impact it had on their lives, lawyers say.
The school, where the sports doctor worked for nearly 20 years, announced Wednesday that it would set aside $425 million for 332 women and girls who say Nassar abused them and another $75 million to cover future claims. But it won’t have a role in determining how much each victim will receive.
That will likely fall to one or two former judges or experienced mediators who will be selected by lawyers to oversee the process, said John Manly, who represents roughly 200 victims in the worst sexual abuse case in sports history.
“This can be wrapped up in four or five months,” he predicted.
Simple math says $425 million divided by 332 people would be $1.28 million each. THIS WASN’T the cut he had in mind.
A Brooklyn barbershop customer’s face was sliced open after his stylist shoved him through a plate glass window Thursday afternoon, police said.
The bloody 3 p.m. scene at the Levels Barbershop on Nostrand Ave. in Crown Heights unfolded because the victim, 33, was unhappy about his haircut, witnesses said.
He threatened to withhold payment, enraging his barber, who allegedly shoved him through one of the store's front windows.
“He didn’t see the push coming,” said Free Small, 39, another barber at the shop. “All his body weight went through the window.”
Small didn’t believe the barber meant to hurt the man.The shove launched the customer forward through the window. He stayed upright, but the glass ripped his face open .
“I said, ‘Get over here, this guy’s bleeding!’ ” said Donald Romelus, 40, who’s also a barber. Small and Romelus rushed to get towels to stop the blood flow.
The stylist who gave the man the heave go ran off.
Small and Romelus both insisted they didn’t know his name or how to reach him.
Medics took the victim to Kings County Hospital.