Updates on Larry Nassar investigations

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Background on Larry Nassar criminal investigation

Larry Nassar, a former employee of Michigan State University, was charged Feb. 22, 2017, with 22 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct by the Michigan Attorney General. The investigation into those charges is being led by the Michigan State University Police Department. Read the full background


President Simon's April 26, 2017, letter to the MSU community

As we approach the end of the school year, you likely are continuing to see media stories or comments related to the issue of sexual assault at MSU, either surrounding former MSU doctor Larry Nassar or allegations made against members of the MSU football program. Following the announcement of several new initiatives at April’s Board of Trustees meeting, I want to provide an update on our response to this critical situation. First, I want to once again acknowledge the courage of all victims of sexual violence who come forward to share their story with police or campus investigators. On behalf of Michigan State University, I recognize the pain sexual violence causes and express how deeply we regret any time someone in our community experiences it. Sexual violence has no place at Michigan State University. Read full letter to the MSU community


President Simon's remarks during April 13, 2017, Board of Trustees meeting

As victims continue to come forward to police regarding former MSU doctor Larry Nassar, I want to provide an update on our response to this critical situation. During the past few months, much of our focus has necessarily been on the criminal investigation and ensuring justice is served for all victims. This will continue unabated. As you know, the MSU Police Department continues to aggressively investigate all allegations, dedicating more resources to this investigation than any other while working closely with the Michigan Attorney General and federal law enforcement officials in a case that spans jurisdictions, state lines and even international borders. Yet even as we examine--through both criminal investigations and a thorough internal review--how something so abhorrent happened here and went on for so long, we are taking action. Read the full remarks.


Message from President Simon, Feb. 22

Our hearts continue to go out to those most directly affected as additional state charges are announced against former MSU employee Larry Nassar. I am deeply troubled by the emerging details and recognize the courage it takes to come forward with information about of personally traumatic events. While investigations continue, based on the criminal charges brought against him by the Michigan Attorney General and federal U.S. Attorney, one thing is clear: Nassar used his reputation and standing as a physician to take advantage of his patients’ trust. MSU Police continue to play a key role in the investigations in close coordination with the state Attorney General and the federal U.S. Attorney. I urge any individuals who have complaints about Nassar, or information relevant to the investigations, to contact MSU Police.

--MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon