Michigan State president resigns in wake of Nassar abuse scandal

Michigan State University president resigns in wake of Nassar scandal

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The Needham native told Hota Kotb on the Today show that she looked at photos of the doctor online to prepare herself before facing him in a MI courtroom to deliver her statement, joining more than 150 women who told horrific stories of being molested by Nassar under the guise of medical treatment. You preyed on everyone's vulnerability. "I wouldn't send my dogs to you sir", she said. Not to other criminals. The judge adding, "I want you to know as much as it was my honor and privilege to hear the sister survivors, it is my honor and privilege to sentence you".

"You lied to me and manipulated me to think when you treated me you were closing your eyes because you had been working hard". Nassar sexually abused her from the time she was 6 until she was 12, and she reported it several times.

His sentencing follows a week of harrowing testimony from scores of women, including Olympic gold medal gymnasts Aly Raisman and Jordyn Weiber.

After the sentence came down the US Olympic Committee issued a statement calling on the gymnastics board to resign and said steps will be taken to fix the damage done to the sport.

The Lansing State Journal editorial board argued in December that Simon should step down from her post for what they described as an "inability to keep women safe from sexual assault and harassment on campus". "We are Jane Does no more".

"What I am feeling pales in comparison to the pain, trauma, and emotional destruction that all of you are feeling", he told the packed courtroom.

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"An acceptable apology to all of you is impossible to write and convey", he said.

The judge then read from a letter that Nassar had written to her in which he complained about the sentence he had been given in the child-pornography case and defended his actions with the athletes as "medical, not sexual". When it was all over she said, "Your decision to assault was precise, calculated, manipulative, devious, despicable".

The case has led to questions being asked about how the abuse was allowed to go on for so long under the noses of officials.

Soon after Nassar's sentencing, reactions poured in from social media with many accusers lauding Judge Aquilina for her justice.

Victims claimed the governing body suppressed their accounts of abuse in an attempt to avoid bad publicity.

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