The school, where the sports doctor worked for almost 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. This is a passion all of the Sister Survivors share, and one which has not diminished or changed.
He had been employed as a sports physician at Michigan State University from 1997 to 2016.
The settlement will pay US$425 million to the 332 girls and women who have come forward to date, averaging about US$1.28 million per victim. An additional $75 million would be put in a trust for future victims of Nassar who could come forward.
"In addition, since a $500 million settlement is substantial, I will be working with the Board of Trustees in the days ahead to develop a strategy to carry out our responsibilities required by the settlement", Engler continued.More news: In Custody After Reports of Shots Fired at Trump Golf Resort
The settlement does not require any of the claimants to sign nondisclosure agreements.
"We are truly sorry to all the survivors and their families for what they have been through, and we admire the courage it has taken to tell their stories", Breslin said. We recognize the need for change on our campus and in our community around sexual assault awareness and prevention.
Michigan State was accused of ignoring or dismissing complaints about Nassar, some as far back as the 1990s. There is simply no way that three hundred and thirty-two young women got victimized by Nassar over a twenty-year period without people at MSU having some inkling that something was wrong.
Nassar was convicted of federal child pornography charges, for which he's serving a sentence of 60 years. Olympic gold medalists Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney say they were victims of the former doctor.More news: CBS board votes to strip Redstones' voting control of company
Since then, she has been a driving force in calling for changes at Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee, and has advocated for bills related to the case that are pending in the Michigan Legislature. "It is the honest hope of all of the survivors that the legacy of this settlement will be far reaching institutional reform that will end the threat of sexual assault in sports, schools and throughout our society".
"They brought this upon themselves when they allowed Nassar to go on treating patients for 20 years after reports were made, and this is what they brought upon themselves when they brought in a man like John Engler", McCaul said.More news: Police respond to report of person with gun at Boulevard mall