Interim MSU President Says He Has "Different Memories" Of Meeting With Larry Nassar Victim

Interim Michigan State president John Engler sat down recently with the Detroit News, answering how long he expects to stay in charge of the university (just until next year, he hopes); responding to the woman who says he offered her a check to drop her lawsuit related to sexual abuse by Larry Nassar; and how Nassar’s…

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.…

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…

Softball Coach's Son, Accused Of Harassing Auburn Players, Violated Rules At Arizona State

Before coaching softball at Auburn—where he was accused of subjecting players to sexualized attention from his son—Clint Myers coached the same sport at Arizona State; public records released Friday to Deadspin reveal that Myers’s son, Corey, was the center of an investigation there, too, into his improper involvement…

Alabama's Governor Won't Give Us The Auburn Softball Complaint; Maybe They'll Give It To You

Last month, ESPN reported that former Auburn softball player Alexa Nemeth had filed a complaint alleging that players suffered sexual harassment and abuse under then-head coach Clint Myers. This complaint, per ESPN, also said that “Coach Clint Myers knowingly let his son Corey Myers have relations and pursue…

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Report Says Minnesota Followed The Rules In Sexual Assault Investigation, Dumps On "Weak Leadership" By Football Staff

An external review of the University of Minnesota’s sexual assault investigation last year found that the school complied with federal law and institutional policy throughout. But it also noted “weak leadership” and poor communication by the football coaching staff as partially responsible for the team’s brief call to…

Gymnast's Parents Sue U.S. Olympic Committee For Alleged Abuse Of Their Daughter By Larry Nassar

The parents of a former elite-level gymnast are suing the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics for their part in an “orchestrated scheme ... to suppress and conceal their knowledge of know sexual abusers in the USAG program, including Dr. Larry Nassar.” The lawsuit is the first to name the Olympic committee and…

Baylor Will Settle Lawsuit With Ex-Student Who Accused It Of Creating A "Hunting Ground For Sexual Assault Predators"

Baylor is in the process of settling a lawsuit filed by a former student who claimed in her suit that the university and its Board of Regents “had created a hunting ground for sexual predators to freely prey upon innocent, unsuspecting female students, with no concern of reprisal or consequences.”