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Attorney General: Independent Counsel Will Investigate MSU

29 January 2018

Dantonio called claims that he mishandled such accusations "completely false". Nassar - who was a professor at Michigan State but saw Stephens through his separate private practice - met with Stollak and denied it, and no police report was made.

Dantonio was asked about rumors that he was planning to resign.

Izzo said he did not have a chance to fully digest the report on a game day and declined to answer questions about specifics within it. He also doesn't believe basketball coach Tom Izzo would have knowingly done anything wrong, either.

Many experts are confident that there was a pattern of inaction that parallels the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, which resulted in the school's former president being jailed for failing to report sexual assault allegations and has cost the university more than $120 million in fines and legal settlements to date.

Schuette, the state attorney general, said Saturday that a special prosecutor will investigate the school "from the president's office down".

At the meeting Friday, the trustees began by announcing an acting president and the beginning of a search for an interim president.

Calley is running for Michigan Governor. The former USA Gymnastics sports doctor has been pleaded guilty to molesting girls and young women. "Our top priority in this healing process is for our courageous survivors". The USOC had threatened to decertify the organization, which besides picking USA national teams is the umbrella organization for hundreds of clubs across the country.

"We do not base these requirements on any knowledge that any individual USAG staff or board members had a role in fostering or obscuring Nassar's actions", Blackmun wrote in a letter CNN obtained.

"We will meet with every victim".

Schuette says the main focus will be on who at MSU might have fielded complaints from victims and what they did with that information.

Nassar worked at MSU and for the USA Gymnastics team for over 20 years.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Friday that her agency is investigating the scandal and will hold Michigan State accountable for any violations of federal law. He's the second university official to step down this week.

Initially, USA Gymnastics released a statement that did not specify whether the board would resign.

— John Geddert: The owner of the MI club was suspended by USA Gymnastics and announced his retirement. In September, 2016, the Indianapolis Star broke the story that two American gymnasts had accused Dr. Nassar of sexual assault. If there were any whispers about the doctor's alleged behavior in East Lansing, not far from Michigan's statehouse, it was ignored. That was followed by Hollis' retirement on Friday.

The situation begins to feel eerily similar to the one at Baylor University that eventually led to the exits of the university president, athletic director and football coach. He has an undergraduate degree from MSU.

Michigan State's men's basketball team rallied from a double-digit deficit on the road to beat Maryland today.

If Nassar does make it to the state system, where he's been sentenced to serve 40 to 175 years, he would be kept away from the general population.

Mark Hollis, who has been the athletics director for 10 years, disclosed the move Friday during a meeting with a small group of reporters on campus.

Kunse told CNN that she and her friends think that there were university officials that knew about Nassar's sexual abuse and kept it from the public. In the state House, lawmakers sent a letter to Michigan State on Thursday requesting certain reports about Nassar. She said in a statement that what happened at the school is "abhorrent" and "cannot happen ever again - there or anywhere". Nassar was just sentenced to several decades in prison after he was accused of sexually abusing over 150 women and girls, many of them young athletes. Trustees plan to discuss the presidential transition.

Attorney General: Independent Counsel Will Investigate MSU