Larry Nassar appears in court after being accused of molesting more than 100 girls while he was a physician for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University.

Larry Nassar appears in court after being accused of molesting more than 100 girls while he was a physician for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University.

USA Gymnastics has a lot to answer for — not least why one of their own, Dr. Larry Nassar, was able to molest so many young women.

From Vox:

Many of the victims were minors, sometimes abused with their parents in the room while they were medically examined. There is evidence that Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, the two elite institutions associated with Nassar, were slow to act on reports that he was abusing girls and young women.

More than 150 women gave statements against Nassar. He was sentenced to a minimum of 40 years and a maximum of 175 years in prison Wednesday. The president of Michigan State University, where Nassar had worked, resigned a few hours after the sentence was announced.

What went wrong? And can we be sure the scale of such abuse will never happen again?

Guests

  • Kim Kozlowski Higher education reporter, Detroit News; @kimberkoz
  • Michael McCann Lawyer and legal analyst, Sports Illustrated; @McCannSportsLaw
  • Arthur Caplan Founding director, division of medical ethics, New York University School of Medicine; @arthurcaplan

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