Larry Nassar Victim Claims MSU President Offered Her $250K to Stay Silent

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"He then proceeded to attack my attorneys, who had no idea that this meeting was taking place", she said.

In a statement, Denhollander said she was "appalled" that Engler would "lie to and attempt to deceive a survivor of Larry Nassar". Carol Viventi said "Well you're in civil litigation, aren't you?"

The MasterCard Foundation says it will stop supporting programs with Michigan State University as the school deals with fallout from a former sports doctor convicted of molesting athletes. It was like a 45 minute, hour-long meeting (I had with Engler) and he probably brought up money like 12 times.

Amanda Thomashow, an MSU graduate who filed a Title IX complaint against Nassar in 2014, said she's pleased the university is adding new roles and trying to reach more survivors of sexual assault, but there's much more work to be done. "President Engler and his lawyer had just attempted to coerce me into settling without my lawyer present".

After the board meeting, MSU spokesperson Emily Guerrant said "as far as I remember" Engler did not offer a specific dollar amount to Lorincz. "You know, I was really hoping to get a good positive change, you know, a good answer from President Engler, and all he cared about was money".

Both say Engler's attitude toward the whole situation has left them with the feeling of defeat.

To make matters worse, Engler and Viventi's version of events do not track with Denhollander's own.

Lorincz said she felt "bullied" by Engler.

"The simple truth is we can not allow something this serious to be mishandled ever again", said Republican Rep. Kim LaSata of Berrien County's Bainbridge Township, who chairs the House subcommittee and helped lead a legislative probe of Michigan State.

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"Mr. Engler then looked directly at me and asked, 'Right now if I wrote you a check for $250,000 would you take it?' When I explained that it's not about the money for me and that I just want to help, he said, 'Well give me a number.' He also said that he had met with Rachael Denhollander and that she gave him a number. No one other than Kaylee has met with him". "What are you afraid of that she's going to say?"

MSU Board of Trustees members will meet at 9 a.m. Friday to consider implementing an increase in the 2018-2019 room and board rates.

The woman, Kaylee Lorincz, also said Mr. Engler played down the behavior of William Strampel, Dr. Nassar's boss and the former dean of MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, who himself has been arrested and charged with sexual misconduct. "My jaw dropped, and I said 'Just a slap on the butt?"

Trustees Mitch Lyons and Brian Mosallam were stunned by the allegations.

"My name is Kaylee Lorincz and I am first and foremost a survivor". And committee chair, Senator Tonya Schuitmaker (R-Lawton) said the committee discussed penalties for the school, but decided against it.

A woman sued the school and its counseling center Monday, claiming that counselors discouraged her from filing a police report after three Michigan State basketball players allegedly raped her in 2015.

Engler said Friday that the school "provided an unnecessary amount of detail" - a response that he added was viewed by some as "violating privacy expectations".

"Due to extensive media reporting about issues involving Michigan State University, the foundation has lost confidence in our partnership with the university".

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