Michigan State president regrets providing 'unnecessary amount of detail' in lawsuit response

Michigan State president regrets providing 'unnecessary amount of detail' in lawsuit response

WDIV-TV reports that while Lorincz was giving her statement to the MSU board, she was interrupted several times by Engler, who told her her time was up. "I have never, ever, ever, not once, discussed monetary compensation with any survivor or even with my own attorney".

"I said again, it's not about money", Lorincz says.

In a press release, Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, the law firm representing Lorincz in a civil suit against MSU, noted that the $250,000 Lorincz said Engler offered her "was less than 10% of the average amount that Penn State University paid to the male victims of Jerry Sandusky".

According to Lorincz's statement Friday, Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse Nassar of sexual abuse, told Lorincz subsequent to her meeting with Engler that Denhollander had not met with Engler nor proposed to him a dollar figure to settle.

"Only later did I find out she was your lawyer", Lorincz said during the public comment portion of the meeting.

"I think that the general attitude towards victims of sexual assault has not changed, and until that attitude changes, survivors will not feel safe here", she said. "Five minutes turned into an hour". "It's MSU for you, I guess". But on Wednesday it issued a lengthy statement that detailed staff interaction with the woman. Multiple women say they reported former MSU doctor Larry Nassar to university officials - but they did nothing. "President Engler and his lawyer has just tried to coerce me into settling a lawsuit without my attorney present". President Engler rolled his eyes and attempted to fluff it off and said "oh that was no big deal, it was only just a slap on the butt". My jaw dropped, and I said "just a slap on the butt?"

"Trinea Gonczar, who has known Nassar since childhood and may have been one of his earliest victims, was among a dozen or so protesters wearing a teal t-shirt emblazoned with the statement: "I stand with the sister survivors" and "#Me Too MSU". The crowd reacted explosively, chanting, "Let her speak" as Lorincz continued to speak, Engler started to announce the next public commentator.

"How dare you spend a half a million dollars stalking my social media accounts and then deny my first amendment right to bring a sign into this public meeting", Morgan McCaul, a Nassar victim who's now a freshman at University of MI, said in response to reports that MSU paid a New York-based law firm to monitor social media activity related to the Nassar case.

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That lawsuit claims that Michigan State has "fostered a culture in which female victims are discouraged from reporting sexual assaults when those assaults are perpetrated by male athletes, thus protecting the university, the male athletics programs, and the male athletes at the expense of the female victims".

Engler did not challenge Lorincz's account during the meeting, and left the board meeting without taking questions.

ESPN's Dan Murphy tweeted that Trustee Brian Mosallam told him he is "beyond disturbed" and "disgusted" if Lorincz' story is true.

White said this was done without his knowledge or consent.

"His comments continue to prove that he doesn't care about the survivors, he doesn't care how we feel", Lorincz. She was among roughly 250 women who gave statements earlier this year during Nassar's sentencing hearings in two MI courtrooms.

"I don't believe - I'll have to check", Guerrant said immediately following the meeting.

He also said MSU hopes for a joint resolution to come out of litigation and that they'll work for an equitable settlement to allow all the survivors to move forward in their process of healing.

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