Michigan State Fires Doctor Who Had Claims of Assault Against Him From USA Gymnastics
Michigan State University on Tuesday announced the firing of Dr. Larry Nassar after an investigation from the IndyStar revealed sexual abuse allegations to be true stemming from Nassar's position as the USA Gymnastics team physician.
Nassar had worked at Michigan State as an instructor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was a team physician for USA Gymnastics from 1986 to 2015, serving as the head team physician for four different Olympics.
From the USA Today Report: "Ingham County Prosecutor Gretchen Whitmer said she has received "a handful" of allegations against Nassar since IndyStar's story. Cody said the school had also received "multiple complaints and we anticipate that we may receive more."
Michigan State University received a complaint back in 2014 regarding "abuse during a medical procedure" that prompted questioning over Nassar's compliance with employment requirements.
From the IndyStar's investigation, women had been coming forward alleging abuse as far back as the 1990s.
Nassar alleges that he left USA Gymnastics voluntarily in 2015, though a facebook screencap puts that in dispute as he had verbally said he would be going to Rio in 2016.
As of this writing Nassar is also still affiliated in some way with a local Lansing-area gymnastics club, he's been affiliated with that club since the late 80s.