$500 mln settlement reached in Nassar sex abuse scandal

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The deal surpasses the more than $109 million that Penn State University paid to settle claims by at least 35 people that assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused boys, though the Nassar settlement involves far more victims.

Sexual abuse victims of disgraced gymnastics Dr. Larry Nassar and Michigan State University have reached a tentative settlement in which the university will pay the victims $500 million, attorneys for both sides said on Wednesday.

A lawyer for numerous victims spoke of the settlement to the Detroit Free Press, saying the school must pay $425 million immediately and hold $75 million in reserve for future settlements.

The sexual abuse settlement appears to be one of the largest of its kind, reflecting the sheer number of victims, including well-known athletes such as 2012 Olympic gold medallist McKayla Maroney.

FILE PHOTO: Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, stands in court during his sentencing hearing in the Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Michigan, U.S., February 5, 2018.

After telling Nassar his sentence, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina responded, "I just signed your death warrant".

"We recognise the need for change on our campus and in our community around sexual assault awareness and prevention" he continued.

The settlement was announced Wednesday in a suit that had accused Michigan State of failing to protect the victims from Nassar's abuse, report the Associated Press, the Washington Post, the Lansing State Journal, the Detroit Free Press, MLive.com and the New York Times.

"This historic settlement came about through the bravery of more than 300 women and girls who had the courage to stand up and refuse to be silenced", John Manly, an attorney representing numerous victims, told the State Journal.

The institution said no confidentiality agreements or no-disclosure agreements would be attached to the settlement, which it described as agreed to "in principle". But for some survivors, like Rachel Denhollander, the first woman to go public with her story, there is a long way to go.

Denhollander says she remains "deeply disappointed at the missed opportunity for meaningful reform at the university".

"All these fearless women have power, and we will use our voices to make sure you get what you deserve, a life of suffering spent replaying the words delivered by this powerful army of survivors", she said.

He added: "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". MSU trustees OK'd the arrangement in a Tuesday night conference call.

Former president Lou Anna Simon denied claims of a university cover-up as she stepped down on the same day that Nassar was sentenced for his crimes.

Nassar sexually assaulted women and girls while serving as a sports doctor at Michigan State.

In 2014, the university determined that his "pelvic floor" treatments were medically legitimate, despite complaints.

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