By David Mittleman Last night, nationally renowned TV news magazine show “60 Minutes” featured former MSU doctor Larry Nassar's involvement with USA Gymnastics. Nassar made a name for himself “treating” high level athletes, including Olympians. USA Gymnastics claims to have contacted the FBI in 2015 after receiving a complaint from an athlete, albeit 5 weeks [...]
By David Mittleman As more and more former patients of Larry Nassar step forward with stories that, by now, are all too familiar, Michigan State University finds itself facing maybe the most important question in its 162 year history: https://mobile.twitter.com/cate_hannum/status/832445024918974464/photo/1 Where is the integrity? As the investigation continues by MSU's own police department, the FBI [...]
By Nolan Erickson Over the last decade, auto crash fatalities nationwide had been declining to record-low numbers. From 2009 to 2014, traffic deaths hovered around 32,000 to 33,000 per year, significantly below the 51,000 deaths per year in 1979 and 1980. But over the last two to three years, fatal crashes have been on the [...]
I shudder to think where else has this happened at MSU and any other institution across the country. How many futures have been damaged due to a lack of respect and a break of this trust? This is a question that will go unanswered. I can only hope that as a result of this, women who come forward in matters of sexual assault will be taken seriously and treated with compassion and respect. By coming forward woman, through many voices, you can make MSU do the right thing and listen. Something they failed to do when a single individual voice was silenced. This is your empowerment.
By David Mittleman As of the writing of this blog, 26 women are suing MSU and its former employee Larry Nassar. That number is certain to grow in the coming days and weeks. The complaints allege that Nassar assaulted girls and young women under the guise of medical treatment, and did so for two decades [...]