Saturday, April 14, 2018

"Right now if I wrote you a check for $250,000 would you take it?"

The AP reports:

A sexual assault victim of former sports doctor Larry Nassar confronted Michigan State University officials on Friday, alleging the school's interim leader pressured her to accept a payoff to settle her lawsuit without her attorney present.

But the best part came at a meeting of the board of trustees:

The atmosphere inside the board meeting quickly drew tension as Engler attempted to steer focus toward celebrating milestones of the university but was usurped by boos and jeers from a crowd clad in teal shirts with the phrase, "I stand with the sister survivors #MeTooMSU." Some Nassar victims wrapped their mouths with black bands that had the phrase "Silenced" scrawled over them.

Victims and students dominated the second half of the meeting and castigated the board for how it handled the public fallout over the past few months.

"You sponsored my assault," dancer Morgan McCaul, a Nassar victim, said. "Your time is up. Resign."

As McCaul's testimony concluded, the crowd joined her in chanting, "Shame on you," at the board.

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