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First witness: "I felt violated. I was humiliated."

Posted at 10:50 AM, Jun 04, 2019

LANSING, Mich. — Court is back in session at the Ingham County Circuit Court for William Strampel's fourth day of trial.

The first witness to take the stand was Nicole Eastman. She was a former MSU College of Medicine student.

A similar story to the final testimony held Monday, during her testimony, she told the court that Strampel groped her at the ball sponsored by the school.

"I felt violated, and I saw his wife, and I was humiliated, l was like a deer caught in the headlights," Eastman said. "I said 'hello, Mrs. Strampel."

She told the court she couldn't recall whether or not Strampel's wife responded. After that incident, Eastman told the court she left and immediately told her now husband about what happened.

She also told the court she reached out a former Larry Nassar victim who helped to give her information to the Attorney General's office.

The next witness to take the stand is her husband.

William Strampel is accused of groping and sexually harassing students. Strampel is also accused of failing to make sure Nassar was following proper procedures during his tenure as MSU's Dean of Osteopathic Medicine.

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