, FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. Lawyers rushed to meet a Monday, Sept. 10, deadline to file lawsuits against Michigan State University to qualify for $75 million set aside for more victims of Nassar. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
11 of September 2018 18:57:28
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A woman says she was drugged and raped by Larry Nassar when he was a medical student in 1992 but that police at Michigan State University refused to investigate.
A lawsuit was filed Monday, a deadline for certain legal claims against Michigan State. After medical school, Nassar became a sports doctor at MSU and for elite U.S. gymnasts. Numerous gymnasts have accused him of sexual assault and he is now in prison.
The woman says she had a knee injury as a 17-year-old field hockey player and went to Nassar because he was conducting a study about flexibility.
The woman says Nassar drugged her, raped her and videotaped the assault. She says she became pregnant and had a miscarriage.
The lawsuit says George Perles, who was athletic director for part of 1992, was aware of the assault and covered it up, and campus police wouldn't pursue it. He's now a member of the school's governing board.
Michigan State said Tuesday it's "looking into the situation." A message seeking comment was left for Perles.