sexual assault

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There’s been a guilty plea in connection with fraudulent claims to a fund set up by Michigan State University for the treatment of sexual assault survivors.

Deshaun Watson
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We discuss the disturbing details centered on Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women. Also, the Sweet 16 is set in the NCAA Tournament. And yes,... it includes the Michigan Wolverines. 

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Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina rose to national prominence as she handled the Larry Nassar sex abuse case. As a writer, she has tackled fiction as the author of three novels. Now, Judge Aquilina has published an autobiography called Just Watch Me, initially available only as an audiobook.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with her about the project.

Michigan State University Center for Survivors

Michigan State University has launched a free and confidential sexual assault healthcare program. 

Michigan Considers Extension For Lawsuits Naming Late Doctor

Sep 16, 2020
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Two Michigan lawmakers sought Wednesday to expand the state’s statute of limitations for some sexual assault cases to allow more time for accusers of the late sports doctor Robert Anderson to file lawsuits against the University of Michigan.

Michigan State is beginning to collect money from insurance companies to cover the cost of the Nassar settlement. They now have about a third of the money. Insurance companies intially refused to pay after MSU claimed it wasn't liable.
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Michigan State University is collecting money from insurance companies to cover part of the half-billion dollar settlement with victims of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse.

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The attorney representing former MSU gymnastics coach Kathie Klages says she will appeal her conviction on two charges of lying to police.

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After a day off, the trial of former MSU gymnastics coach Kathie Klages is set to resume today.

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The trial against Kathie Klages has ended for a second day, with testimony from several prosecution witnesses. Klages is the former MSU gymnastics coach. She’s accused of lying to police about being told by two athletes in 1997 that they were sexually abused by Larry Nassar.

Kathie Klages and attorneys
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A jury of seven women and seven men has been seated in the trial of former MSU gymnastics coach Kathie Klages. She's accused of lying to police about having been told more than 20 years ago about sexual assault allegations against Larry Nassar.