Michigan State AD Mark Hollis Steps Down After Sex Abuse Scandal

Michigan State AD Mark Hollis Steps Down After Sex Abuse Scandal

Lindsey Lemke, a collegiate gymnast who says she was abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar when she was a teenager, says she felt pressured by Michigan State University gymnastics coach Kathie Klages to stay silent when Lemke says she and her mother confronted Klages about Nassar abusing her.

"Since my first day on the job as athletic director, my focus has always been on the student-athlete", Hollis said, adding "They are at the core of our athletic department mission statement".

Students at Michigan State University will stage a protest to push for change at the institution and support survivors of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse. And in sentencing to 40 to 175 years in prison Wednesday, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina called for "a massive investigation as to why there was inaction, why there was silence".

In the meantime, the United States Olympic Committee is urging the entire USA Gymnastics board of directors to resign, following Nassar's sentencing. While there has been no evidence that Simon knew Nassar was sexually abusing girls and women, some of the more than 150 women and girls who have accused him said they complained to university employees as far back as the late 1990s.

Former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar addresses the court during the sentencing phase in Ingham County Circuit Court.

"He didn't report it, and he's a mandatory reporter", Stephens said, referring to those who are legally required to report sexual abuse." keeps saying that 'we didn't know.' Who should I have told? Some gymnasts said assaulted them there.

Because it's possible the Nassar accusations were botched for years because Michigan State established a culture guaranteed to mishandle such issues.

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Jennifer Paine, a MI lawyer who specializes in child protection law and is not involved in the Nassar case, said there are probably grounds for charging some staff members for failing to report what victims were saying.

Michigan State University athletic director Mark Hollis is retiring. The board also voted to appoint Bill Beekman, vice president and secretary of the board, as acting president. "Never again can this happen", Dianne Byrum said. When you're the head of an organization and everyone below you fails, you fail too.

Through the streets of East Lansing, and the Michigan State Campus, dozens of students took part in a March for Change.

Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages resigned previous year after she was suspended for defending Nassar. "Every incident reported in that article was documented either by the police or by the Michigan State Title IX office". "When you see things like this it's hard not to say "I'm proud to be a Spartan" because this is wonderful".

The House committee's letter to USA Gymnastics says the Nassar allegations "raise serious concerns about your organization's ability to oversee your sport and protect your athletes from abuse and mistreatment".

'I am shocked and embarrassed at how insensitive some in the MSU family continue to be, ' trustee Mitch Lyons said on Twitter. "You guys inspire me!", Lemke wrote, though it was unclear when in the past few days the photo was taken.

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