Lies, complaints and Larry Nassar: Takeaways from the records detailing Jeffrey Epstein’s final daysJune 2, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly four years after Jeffrey Epstein's death, thousands of pages of records obtained by The Associated Press are shedding new light on the financier’s time behind bars and a frantic response by federal corrections officials to his death.
Michigan State U. leader, hired after Nassar scandal, quitsOctober 13, 2022 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The president of Michigan State University announced his resignation Thursday, apparently unable to fend off challenges by the school's governing board, three years after he was hired in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal.
Ex-coach’s Nassar-related conviction will not be reinstatedSeptember 21, 2022 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court turned down an appeal Wednesday and won't reinstate the conviction of a retired Michigan State University gymnastics coach who was accused of lying to investigators about campus sports doctor Larry Nassar.
More coaches named in South Carolina cheerleader abuse suitSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A lawsuit alleging the rampant sexual abuse of underage athletes at a competitive cheerleading gym in South Carolina has been amended to name six more coaches as defendants and three more accusers.
Michigan State U. leader on hot seat; retirement urgedSeptember 14, 2022 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The president of Michigan State University, who was hired in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, acknowledged a "moment of uncertainty" on campus amid tension with the school's governing board and some calls for his departure.
Cheerleaders sexually abused by coaches in SC, lawsuit saysSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Multiple cheerleading coaches in South Carolina — including a coach who recently killed himself — sexually abused at least six boys and girls and provided them with drugs and alcohol, a federal lawsuit alleges.
Skepticism and hope as USA Gymnastics enters post-Nassar eraAugust 19, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The blue and red flames of the new logo USA Gymnastics unveiled this week are designed to symbolize rebirth.
FBI open to settling claims by gymnasts abused by NassarJuly 28, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has reached out to attorneys representing Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and other women who were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar to begin settlement talks in the $1 billion claim they brought against the federal government, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Larry Nassar loses last appeal in sexual assault scandalJune 17, 2022 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday rejected a final appeal from sports doctor Larry Nassar, who was sentenced to decades in prison for sexually assaulting gymnasts, including Olympic medalists.
Sacramone Quinn, Memmel embrace new roles at USA GymnasticsJune 13, 2022 GMT
Alicia Sacramone Quinn and Chellsie Memmel walked through the fire together for much of their decorated gymnastics careers, becoming more than just teammates as they traveled the globe for one of the U.S.
Simone Biles, other women seek $1B-plus from FBI over NassarJune 9, 2022 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and dozens of other women who say they were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar are seeking more than $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop the sports doctor when the agency first received allegations against him, lawyers said Wednesday.
Olympian, Nassar victim Schwikert Moser on USA Gym boardJune 2, 2022 GMT
Tasha Schwikert Moser knew she had a choice.
The former Olympian could continue to work on the outside while attempting to hold USA Gymnastics accountable as it tries to emerge from the rubble of the Larry Nassar scandal.
No charges for agents in botched Larry Nassar probeMay 27, 2022 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it will not pursue criminal charges against former FBI agents who failed to quickly open an investigation of sports doctor Larry Nassar despite learning in 2015 that he was accused of sexually assaulting female gymnasts.
Ex-coach wins appeal over defamation claims against ESPNMay 13, 2022 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan court has reinstated a lawsuit by a former college gymnastics coach who claims he was defamed on Twitter by an ESPN reporter linking him to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar and a controversial coach.
13 Nassar victims seeking $130M from FBI over bungled probeApril 21, 2022 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Thirteen sexual assault victims of Larry Nassar are seeking $10 million each from the FBI, claiming a bungled investigation by agents led to more abuse by the sports doctor, lawyers said Thursday.
Sex abuse case in snowboarding exposes flaws in reportingApril 14, 2022 GMT
DENVER (AP) — When former members of the U.S. snowboarding team wanted to report sex-abuse allegations against a longtime coach, they received conflicting information that left them unsure of where to turn — or whether they wanted to pursue the cases at all.
Michigan law adds mandatory reporters after Nassar scandalMarch 24, 2022 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Physical and occupational therapists and athletic trainers will now be required to report suspected child abuse or neglect under a new Michigan law that follows the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.
After 2 losses, Michigan AG won’t appeal Nassar-related caseFebruary 15, 2022 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — State prosecutors said Monday they won't appeal a decision that derailed charges against the former president of Michigan State University who was accused of lying to investigators about sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar.
Abuse victims see inequity in payouts at 2 Michigan schoolsJanuary 22, 2022 GMT
Two former University of Michigan football stars who stand to receive as much as $500,000 each through the school's sexual abuse settlement with more than 1,000 students say the per-victim payouts should be much higher, pointing to a similar case at rival Michigan State.
EXPLAINER: How will U. of Michigan assault settlement work?January 20, 2022 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — A $490 million deal to settle claims of sexual assault against a University of Michigan doctor will be handled in a similar way to the $500 million agreement worked out in 2018 by Michigan State University and the victims of Larry Nassar.
U. of Michigan settlement latest in school sex abuse payoutsJanuary 20, 2022 GMT
A financial payout for more than 1,000 people — mostly men — who say they were sexually assaulted by former University of Michigan sports doctor Robert Anderson is the latest multimillion-dollar settlement involving schools faced with sexual misconduct scandals.
Bills open window for Anderson victims to sue U of MichiganJanuary 4, 2022 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 1,000 sexual abuse victims of a University of Michigan sports doctor would get a window in which they could sue the school for damages under new bills that the Legislature will consider.
Michigan prosecutors lose appeal in key Nassar-related caseDecember 22, 2021 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — State prosecutors lost their bid to reinstate charges against the former president of Michigan State University who was accused of lying to investigators in 2018 when they tried to learn what she knew years earlier about sexual assault complaints involving Larry Nassar.
Ex-gymnastics coach wins appeal on Nassar-related convictionDecember 22, 2021 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned the conviction of a former Michigan State University gymnastics coach who was accused of lying to investigators about her knowledge of sexual abuse complaints against Larry Nassar in the 1990s.
USA Gymnastics, USOPC reach $380M settlement with victimsDecember 13, 2021 GMT
The legal wrangling between USA Gymnastics and the hundreds of victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, is over after a $380 million settlement was reached.
Forster, leader of U.S. women’s gymnastics team, resigningDecember 9, 2021 GMT
U.S. women's gymnastics high-performance director Tom Forster is stepping down at the end of the year.
USA Gymnastics announced Wednesday night that Forster will leave his position on Dec. 31.
Decision to not prosecute agents in Nassar case under reviewOctober 5, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday that it is reviewing an earlier decision to decline prosecution against two former FBI agents embroiled in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse cases after new information has emerged.
Victims of Michigan university doctors push law changesSeptember 30, 2021 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Victims of sexual abuse and lawmakers testified Thursday in support of legislation that would give accusers more time to sue for damages and would take away immunity for governmental bodies that knew or should have known about criminal sexual misconduct.
Michigan bills would give sex abuse victims more time to sueSeptember 30, 2021 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State lawmakers are poised to consider bipartisan bills aimed at helping potentially thousands of sex abuse victims sue for damages, including those molested by a University of Michigan sports physician.
Wednesday Sports in BriefSeptember 16, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress on Wednesday that the FBI and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women.
Biles: FBI turned ‘blind eye’ to reports of gymnasts’ abuseSeptember 16, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women.
Judge tells prison to seize Nassar’s money for victimsAugust 20, 2021 GMT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge ordered the government to take money from the prison account of a former Michigan sports doctor who owes about $58,000 to victims of his child pornography crimes.
Michigan State AD Beekman to take on new role at schoolAugust 5, 2021 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The man hired by Michigan State to replace the school’s athletic director who retired following the sex abuse scandal involving former sports doctor Larry Nassar has a new job.
Feds seek money in Nassar’s prison account for restitutionJuly 29, 2021 GMT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — U.S. prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday to order the Federal Bureau of Prisons to transfer all money in Larry Nassar's prison account — about $2,000 — to help provide restitution to five victims as part of his 60-year child porn sentence.
Gymnastics team, tired of ‘sexualization,’ wears unitardsJuly 26, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — The team’s outfits looked similar to the others in the room as the arena lights gleamed off crystals crisscrossing their chests and down their crimson and white sleeves.
But the German gymnastics team’s new Olympic suits didn’t stop at their hips.
Olympic scandals march on long after torch goes outJuly 22, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — From doping to demonstrations to dirty officials, the Olympics have never lacked their share of off-the-field scandals and controversies that keep the Games in the headlines long after the torch goes out.
Watchdog: FBI mishandled Nassar-USA Gymnastics abuse caseJuly 15, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI made “fundamental” errors in investigating sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar and did not treat the case with the “utmost seriousness,” the Justice Department's inspector general said Wednesday.
USA Gymnastics trying to move past Nassar as Trials beginJune 23, 2021 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics is trying to shift the narrative away from the Larry Nassar scandal. President Li Li Leung wants to talk about the progress it has made over the last three years. The safeguards it is putting in place to prevent sexual abuse.
Swan song? Biles gearing up for one more Olympic rideMay 20, 2021 GMT
SPRING, Texas (AP) — Simone Biles hops up in a chair and lets out a small sigh.
“Only 12 more weeks,” the greatest gymnast of her generation and any other says with a hint of wistfulness.
Michigan school accused of failing to respond to assaultsMarch 24, 2021 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Eastern Michigan University “turned a blind eye” to the sexual assault of students by other students, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by 11 women who said they were victims...
Human trafficking charges novel approach in gymnastics caseFebruary 27, 2021 GMT
The human trafficking case brought against a former U.S. Olympics women’s gymnastics coach hours before he killed himself could signal a new approach to policing a sport already dogged by a far-reaching sexual abuse scandal involving a one-time team doctor...
Olympics gymnastics coach kills himself after being chargedFebruary 26, 2021 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar killed himself Thursday, hours after being charged with turning his Michigan gym into a hub of human trafficking by coercing girls to train and then abusing them...
How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected othersFebruary 25, 2021 GMT
A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach's apparent suicide hours after being charged Thursday with crimes, including sexual assault, human trafficking and running a criminal enterprise is the latest fallout from the sexual abuse scandal involving former Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar...
How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected othersAugust 4, 2020 GMT
The sentencing Tuesday of a former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach Kathie Klages to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar is the latest development from the sexual assault scandal.
Judge sentences ex-MSU coach to jail in Nassar-related caseAugust 4, 2020 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into former Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar...
Review: In ‘Athlete A,’ an abuse scandal at USA GymnasticsJune 24, 2020 GMT
One of the most tragic lines in the powerful and damning documentary “Athlete A,” about sexual abuse in the USA Gymnastics, comes when the gymnast Jamie Dantzscher says Larry Nassar — the osteopathic physician who in his 29 years as the USA Gymnastics women’s team's doctor u sed medical treatment as a guise for molesting hundreds of young athletes — was the only nice adult among the team staff.
Former Michigan wrestlers urge more victims to ‘speak up’February 28, 2020 GMT
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The whistleblower whose letter to University of Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel alleging sexual assault sparked an investigation into a former school doctor says he was inspired by the women who testified against ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Several men alleging sexual abuse by a deceased University of Michigan doctor have retained law firms that are representing accusers who sued Michigan State University and Ohio State University in similar cases, attorneys said Monday...
Men hire lawyers over alleged abuse by U. of Michigan doctorFebruary 25, 2020 GMT
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Several men alleging sexual abuse by a deceased University of Michigan doctor have retained law firms that are representing accusers who sued Michigan State University and Ohio State University in similar cases, attorneys said Monday...
Nassar victim slams Michigan for response to doctor abuseFebruary 22, 2020 GMT
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The first woman who publicly accused convicted sports doctor Full Coverage: Sexual misconduct
Ex-Michigan State coach convicted in case tied to NassarFebruary 14, 2020 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A jury on Friday convicted a former Michigan State University gymnastics coach of lying to police when she denied that two teen athletes told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, a spokeswoman said Tuesday...
AG suspends investigation of Michigan State over NassarDecember 24, 2019 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, a spokeswoman said Tuesday...
Ex-Michigan State president to stand trial; trustee quitsOctober 28, 2019 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered former Michigan State University President Lou Ann Simon to stand trial on charges that she lied to police about her knowledge of a sexual misconduct complaint against now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar...
Nassar victims upset Michigan State’s trustees drop probeSeptember 9, 2019 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Victims of sports doctor Larry Nassar are urging Michigan State University's new president to revive an investigation of how the school handled sexual assault complaints against the imprisoned sports doctor, after trustees decided to drop the plan...
Michigan State University fined $4.5 million in Nassar caseSeptember 5, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government on Thursday ordered Michigan State University to make sweeping changes and pay a $4...
How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected othersSeptember 5, 2019 GMT
The Education Department fining Michigan State University $4...
APNewsBreak: Accusers in Ohio State doctor scandal top 300August 23, 2019 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped 300...
Biles on USA Gymnastics’ failures: ‘You couldn’t protect us’August 7, 2019 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The mix of rage, disappointment and grief are still there. Just under the surface...
Overhaul would give Congress power to fire USOPC boardJuly 30, 2019 GMT
A bill spurred by Larry Nassar's sex crimes and other mishandled abuse cases would allow Congress to fire the U...
51 women sue USOC for failing to stop Nassar abuseMarch 15, 2019 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Fifty-one women are suing the U.S. Olympic Committee, its board members and a number of former high-ranking officials for failing to prevent their abuse at the hands of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar...