Temporary President of Michigan State University completed Wednesday with criticism of comments he made last week about victims of sexual abuse by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar.
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In an January 11 editorial meeting with The Detroit News, Angels said that women who are sexually assaulted by Nassar have been in the spotlight and "still enjoying the moment at times you know the prices and the recognition."
Nassar, who smuggled hundreds of girls and women while employed in Michigan State and United States Gymnastics, now serves decades of prison sentences for sexual assault of patients and holds child pornography. The university fired Nassar in 2016, two years after he was the subject of a sexual assault investigation.
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Engler was hired as interim president last February to replace Lou Anna Simon, who resigned from the fallout from the Nassar scandal and was accused in November with two crimes to lie to polish about the case. After Engler's appointment, Michigan State decided for a $ 500 million settlement with 332 women and girls who said they were sexually assaulted by Nassar. Future claims, of which Angels said 172 were under consideration, should be covered by 75 million. $ Of this amount.
"We are really thinking about it," angels told Detriot News last week. "The people who got $ 425 million are probably OK."
In April, Angels told another university's official in e-mails that Rachael Denhollander, the first woman published with his accusations of Nassar, was likely to have a "backlash" from her lawyer.
Denhollander told The Associated Press on Wednesday that "it was no secret" that Angels were and how he operated. The former board – five members remain and three are gone – picked angels "for a reason," she said, and "must take responsibility for what they did."
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Her main concern with Engler's term of office has been "he has reported abuse", Denhollander says. "What he has announced is that survivors who speak up will be attacked and guilty and ashamed that those who push for change will be accused of enjoying the spotlight that they will be lied to."
The current board has five Democrats, two Republicans and one employee named last month, da-gov. Rick Snyder. The board's makeup became more democratic in the November election.
A special prosecutor appointed by Michigan's then Advocate General to investigate Michigan's handling of Nassar accused the university last month of stonewalling his probe. Bill Forsyth published a report that said the school fought for the release of certain relevant documents and released others who were heavily redacted or irrelevant.
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"Their biggest concern was the reputation of the university," Forsyth told a press conference.
On Wednesday, Denhollander said that the Michigan state, including the board, was to waive legal client privileges and release law enforcement documents. She also renewed her call for MSU to conduct a truly independent investigation of her actions.
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Associated Press contributed to this report.