Heh, Nancy Grace et al were just relentless with the Duke Lacrosse case. Nonstop, for like six months. Then when it all turned out to be BS, they quietly moved onto the next hot button topic without so much as an apology.
Just looking at the Nassar coverage it's nuts how obviously biased all of even the mainstream media is.CBS focuses more on the Olympic side, as does FOX, who is more and more in bed with MSU and the Big Ten.While NBC, with their Olympic coverage starting next week, and ABC, and their ties to ESPN, has covered the MSU side more.
And I'm not diving into political biases, nor am I interested in going there, there's another board for that, I just mean the other business interests of all of these media conglomerates.
So, basically, the two situations are not analogous and Michigan State University is in the clear of being complicit with what Larry Nassar was doing?
That's actually less than half of what was being speculated
If equally divided, that would be over $1M per victim, and the average victim would clear at least $1M after attorney's fees. And, the attorneys didn't have to do much discovery, or try their case.Michigan State really wants to put this behind them. But, liability is probably not limited to MSU. Reviewing the article it appears the victims preserved their right to pursue other defendants, rather than giving MSU the right to pursue contribution claims against other potential defendants, but then I am not sure a news writer would understand litigation and liability sufficiently to parse that out and write about it.
I thought I read somewhere that it also won't be equal, but the judge will determine the distribution. I can't imagine how one would go about weighing the harm caused to each on a scale, over that many victims.
I have no use for that woman.
Former gymnastics coach Kathy Klages, who told her team to not only lie, but show vocal support for Nassar, has been charged with 2 counts of lying to an officer, one a felony, one a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 years in jail.
Six years doesn't sound like much justice for the victims but it's a start.
Sigh. It's a small story but reminds us how openness and healing were never even on Engler's or the BoT's radar of interests.https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/08/15/msu-alumni-mag-focuses-positives/987621002/
Aside from Title IX malfeasance: Just as with PSU and football, I'd argue that violations for gymnastics competitive advantage would have been legitimate (hiding an environment dangerous to the students they protect because being open would be bad for the AD and relevant sports). But that was always impossible on precedent because the NCAA didn't go after PSU for competitive advantage but for coach hero worship ... which isn't within a mile of the rule book and inevitably had to be repealed.