Man sliced af­ter his cut

New York Daily News - - VOICE OF THE PEOPLE - The As­so­ci­ated Press Ellen Moyni­han, Thomas Tracy and John An­nese

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.

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