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Survivors of Nassar sexual abuse address MSU's Board Of Trustees

Survivors of Nassar sexual abuse address MSU's Board Of Trustees
Posted at 12:27 PM, Dec 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 12:28:51-05

Victims of Larry Nassar spoke from the heart, often breaking into tears, as they addressed the Michigan State University Board of Trustees Friday, calling out MSU to be accountable for what happened to them under Larry Nassar's care at their university.

The women read from prepared statements, reminding the board what they went through at MSU and what they are still going through today.

They are demanding the release of MSU's internal review conducted by the attorneys of the University.

They are also looking for an independent investigation of MSU by law enforcement.

President Lou Anna Simon acknowledged the women at the beginning of the meeting; she apologized to them and said how critical it is to create an environment where victims can feel safe.

As the board continued through regular business, a Board trustee, also expressing sympathy for the victims, announced that a $10 million fund will be established for counseling and mental health at the university.

Trustee Mitch Lyons added, "We’re going to do what’s right for the victims ahead of the university,” and insists a case like Larry Nassar will never happen again.

The meeting of the Board of Trustees concluded in about one hour.