Report: MSU Basketball Player Under Investigation For Possible Criminal Sexual Conduct

ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported tonight that a member of the Michigan State basketball team, Brock Washington, is under investigation for possible criminal sexual conduct. Campus police took a report back in August from a woman who said Washington “forcibly groped her without her permission,” Paula Lavigne reported.…

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East Lansing Columnist: ESPN Is The Real Irresponsible Party In MSU's Sexual Assault Scandal

The Lansing State Journal, overall, has done a fantastic job covering the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, as well as Michigan State’s basketball and football teams’ problems with reporting sexual assault and violence against women. Their editorial board was calling for MSU president Lou Anna Simon to resign more…

Sergeant In Charge Of 2004 Larry Nassar Investigation Says "I Don't Have Any Memory Of It"

The first time Larry Nassar was reported to law enforcement—when Brianne Randall-Gay filed a complaint with the Meridian township police department in 2004—the case never made it to the prosecutor. In a newly released police report, it’s easy to see why. There was little police investigation beyond a few interviews…

Betsy DeVos Rolled Back Title IX Protections Two Days After Hanging Out With MSU President

It can be hard to keep track of how many different pieces of news broke today, all of them illuminating one larger point—Michigan State really didn’t want to try too hard, if at all, to prevent or investigate sexual assault or gender violence on its campus, and they were especially reluctant to do so if that case…

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Athletic Trainer Who Worked Alongside Larry Nassar For Years Is No Longer Working For USA Gymnastics

Yesterday, 2010 world championships silver medalist Mattie Larson read her victim impact statement at Larry Nassar’s sentencing. Larson related a litany of horrors from her time as a member of the national team—the coaching staff shunning her at the 2010 world championships after she made a mistake, how she harmed…

Gymnastics Coach John Geddert, Accused Of Abusing Gymnasts, Suddenly Announces His Retirement

John Geddert—the owner of Twistars USA Gymnastics Club in Lansing, Mich., who has been called out numerous times during the Larry Nassar sentencing hearing for his own abusive behavior toward gymnasts—sent an email signed by him and his wife saying he was retiring, the Lansing State Journal reported today. It comes…

Even More Women Come Forward To Address Larry Nassar's Sexual Abuse At Fourth Day Of Sentencing

The fourth day of Larry Nassar’s sentencing hearing wrapped up today, as more than 20 women gave statements in court, addressing Nassar directly and recounting harrowing tales of sexual abuse by the former U.S.A Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor. Nassar is currently serving a prison sentence for child pornography…

Reggie Lynch's Lawyer Warns Of Sexual Assault "Hysteria," Hopes He Doesn't Get In Trouble With His Wife

Attorney Ryan Pacyga pulled off a stunning performance in a press conference today, barely 24 hours after Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch retained him as part of his appeal to avoid expulsion for sexual misconduct. Pacyga’s response to the allegations against Lynch included his concerns about the “hysteria”…