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Pair Of Nassar Survivors Endorse Mosallam For Trustee

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MSU Trustee Brian Mosallam is shown with members of ReclaimMSU at a trustees meeting in this file photo. Kaylee Lorincz is partially obscured to his left.

Two prominent survivors in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal are supporting Michigan State University trustee Brian Mosallam’s (mo-SAHL-um's) bid for re-election.

The Mosallam campaign has released a video of Kaylee Lorincz endorsing the Democrat for another term on the board. Lorincz testified in Larry Nassar’s court proceedings and spoke out about MSU’s handling of Nassar at board meetings.

In the video, Lorincz speaks of how Mosallam was visibly moved while she spoke, and was the only trustee to respond to her via email. “Please support Brian Mosallam for re-election to the MSU board of trustees," she says. "He has unfinished business.”

Rachel Denhollander, the first woman to accuse Nassar of sexual abuse, is also backing Mosallam.

The other incumbent this year is Democrat Joel Ferguson. It isn’t clear if he plans to run for another term.

Democrat Rema Vassar and Republicans Tonya Schuitmaker and Ken Stanecki are also seeking eight-year terms on the board.

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."
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