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Survivors of Larry Nassar sexual abuse file claims against FBI

April 20, 2022
<p>A woman wears a teal ribbon during a Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 13, 2019 at the Hannah Administration Building. </p>

A woman wears a teal ribbon during a Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 13, 2019 at the Hannah Administration Building.

Photo by Sylvia Jarrus | The State News

On April, 20, attorneys for survivors of ex-MSU doctor and convicted child molester Larry Nassar are filing 13 separate claims against the FBI for the bureau’s failure to investigate sexual abuse allegations against Nassar.

Attorneys Jamie White and Antoinette Frazho of White Law PLLC are filing the claims, along with Grace French, Nassar abuse survivor and president of The Army of Survivors.

Four sister survivors testified against the FBI during a senate judiciary committee hearing on Sept. 15, 2021, and the Department of Justice is reconsidering its decision not to prosecute agents.

On Dec. 31, 2021, there was a $380 million settlement between the USA Gymnastics and U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, or USOPC, and Nassar survivors.

Prior to this, in May 2018, MSU reached a $500 million settlement with survivors, detailing $425 million would be paid to current claimants, and $75 million would be set aside in a fund for future claimants of alleged abuse by Nassar. 

Resources for students and survivors of sexual assault are available through the MSU Center for SurvivorsCounseling and Psychiatric Services and the University Ombudsperson.

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