LANSING, MI – The Michigan Attorney General issued a statement that slams the University of Michigan for its past investigations concerning the massive and very explosive Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, that continues to rock Michigan State University, after he was arrested in 2016 and ultimately convicted to spend the rest of his life in prison.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following statement in response to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees’ decision to hire an independent investigator to determine how the school handled the Nassar case:
“Michigan State University lacks the credibility necessary to conduct a legitimate investigation. Over the past few years, it has launched several investigations including an ‘independent investigation’ conducted by Patrick Fitzgerald in 2016. Unsurprisingly, it has cleared its employees of culpability each time. There is only one way for MSU to regain the public’s trust and that is to waive its privilege and disclose all information in its possession about Larry Nassar to the Department of Attorney General. In other words, the University should leave the job of investigating to the professionals.”
Michigan State University is where Larry Nassar worked as its osteopathic physician and has been accused of enabling Nassar’s abuse through a cover-up and not disclosing all of the information available about the case.