MSU doctor facing sexual assault allegations fired by university

Posted: 5:23 PM, Sep 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-20 17:23:01-04

A Michigan State University sports medicine doctor facing accusations of sexual assault from gymnasts he was treating has now been fired by the university. Michigan State University spokesman Jason Cody says Dr. Larry Nassar was fired Tuesday.

Nassar was an associate professor with MSU and a team physician with the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. He also worked for Holt High School and the Twistars Gymnastics Club.

Two women, one of them an Olympic medal winning gymnast, have filed civil lawsuits against Nassar claiming the doctor inappropriately touched them. Since word of the civil suits came out, several other women have filed accusations with MSU Police.

MSU released this statement regarding Nassar's termination: "Larry Nassar was reassigned from his clinical and patient duties Aug. 30 immediately after the university first received notice of the allegations of sexual misconduct. Over the past week, the university received additional information that raised serious concerns about Nassar's compliance with certain employment requirements.

Those requirements were put in place by the university after a 2014 investigation into alleged misconduct by Nassar, and information was received that indicates those requirements were not consistently met. The university also learned Nassar was not forthcoming when questioned about other previous allegations."