NewsLocal News


Former MSU President faces second preliminary hearing in Larry Nassar scandal

Posted at 6:25 AM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 08:25:50-04

LANSING, Mich. — Lou Anna Kay Simon, the former president of Michigan State University, will be in court for another Preliminary Exam.

Simon has been charged with four counts of lying to police officers over the Larry Nassar investigation.

Witness testimony that says Simon knew about a 2014 investigation in to Nassar’s conduct is expected in the courtroom. Prosecutors say Simon attended a meeting in which Nassar’s conduct was discussed.

Prosecutors say Simon had noted in her handwriting about the meeting and they say, ‘Sports Med Doctor Nassar, SA,’ was written on the outside of a folder. They say that stands for ‘Sexual Assault.’

Simon’s lawyers deny the meeting took place and that the entire investigation in politically motivated.

Simon has been the President of Michigan State University since 2005 and her lawyer says when the case was exposed, Simon fired both Nassar and Dean William Strampel-who now faces felony charges of his own.

FOX 47 News will have a reporter at Simon’s hearing and will provide updates on and on our mobile app.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android


Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox.

Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook