At MSU: Assault, harassment and secrecy

EAST LANSING – She told Michigan State University she was sexually assaulted by Dr. Larry Nassar during a visit to his campus office in 2014 for treatment of hip pain.

MSU told her she wasn’t.

She said Nassar cupped her buttocks, massaged her breast and vaginal area. She said he became sexually aroused.

MSU’s Title IX office, which investigates gender discrimination claims including allegations of sexual assault and harassment, determined she didn’t understand the “nuanced difference” between sexual assault and an appropriate medical procedure.

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