MSU Fires Former Olympic Doctor Amid Sex Abuse Allegations

Michigan State has fired long-time USA Gymnastics doctor, who is accused of sexually assaulting several women.

Officials at Michigan State University have fired a doctor who is accused of sexual assault.

The university fired associate professor Dr. Larry Nassar amid allegations that he that he sexually assaulted at least two women.

Nassar served as the team physician for the U.S. gymnastics squad during several Olympic Games.

The Olympics organization said Nassar was relieved of his duties in 2015, after almost three decades of serving as a volunteer for the gymnastics team.

But a spokesperson for the doctor countered that he chose to retire and was not forced out.

Nassar was investigated for alleged sexual misconduct during a medical procedure in 2014, but prosecutors did not file charges.

Now Michigan State officials say several women contacted the university after the most-recent accusations against Nassar became public, alleging he had sexually abused them as well.

An attorney for Nassar reportedly declined to comment on the situation.


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