'Outside the Lines' finds MSU has yet to send all of Nassar's files
MSU has yet to send federal officials all of its files on ex-MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, according to a report from ESPN's Outside the Lines.
According to documents obtained by OTL, MSU asked federal officials to stop monitoring the university because administrators had gone "above and beyond" meeting standards laid out by federal officials.
The request was rejected for a variety of reasons, but mostly for how the university handled the sexual assault allegations against former the MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor.
In the document, OTL found that MSU's administration did not notify the federal officials that the university had both Title IX and campus police investigating Nassar, even though the federal officials were on campus back in 2014.
The Office for Civil Rights, or OCR, investigated MSU and how the administration handled sexual assaults and gender discrimination without the knowledge of Nassar's allegation, finding that the university had a "sexually hostile environment."
Under the 2015 OCR agreement, the administrators faced requirements mandating the university provide the federal officials with notifications and documentation of all prior complaints of sexual assaults and harassment by a January 2016 deadline.
According to the document obtained by OTL, MSU did not do so until almost a year later. The Nassar reports were not included when MSU sent those documents.
And then in December 2016, three months after allegations against Nassar broke, an MSU attorney notified federal officials with an "unfortunate oversight," as reported by OTL. The attorney said the Nassar files were not with the ones the university had sent.
The unnamed attorney said it was likely because of staff changes within MSU's Title IX office.
As reported by OTL, the full Nassar paperwork has yet to be fully released. On Jan. 17, 2018, OCR told MSU it needed to "inquire about the review of those missing files."
A university official promised a response by Jan. 31.
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