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Michigan State President Simon Resigns in Wake of Nassar Sentence

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Embattled Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon, head of the school where Larry Nassar was on staff and sexually assaulted many of its athletes, handed in her resignation last night, just hours after an extraordinary sentencing hearing was concluded.

At 9.15pm ET, the Associated Press reported:

“Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon has announced that she is resigning.

Simon is stepping down in the wake of a scandal involving Larry Nassar, who worked at Michigan State as a medical doctor. Nassar was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting young girls and women under the guise of medical treatment.”

In a statement posted on the university’s website, Simon said, “As tragedies are politicized, blame is inevitable. As president, it is only natural that I am the focus of this anger.”

MSU has been widely criticized for not acting on reports of abuse by Nassar and it now faces an NCAA investigation into the matter. Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison by Michigan judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who told him “I just signed your death warrant.”

The prosecutor called Nassar “possibly the most prolific serial child sex abuser in history.”

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