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Larry Nassar survivors to testify before committee in favor of child protection legislation

Posted at 8:15 AM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 08:15:40-04

Larry Nassar survivors will testify in favor of the Protecting Michigan's Children legislative package in legislative hearings before the Michigan House of Representatives Law and Justice Committee.

On March 14, the Michigan Senate passed a package of bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse cases. 

These bills give victims more time to take legal action against their abusers. They also restrict the government's ability to claim immunity from lawsuits and require more people to report suspected abuse to the authorities.

The following survivors will testify:

  • Larissa Boyce, former Michigan State University gymnast who reported Larry Nassar's misconduct to former gymnastics Head Coach Kathie Klages in 1997.
  • Rachael Denhollander, former Michigan gymnast who filed first criminal complaint against Nassar.
  • Kaylee Lorincz, allegedly assaulted by Larry Nassar at MSU's clinic at the age of 12, now a freshman at Adrian College
  • Morgan McCaul, allegedly assaulted by Larry Nassar at MSU's clinic at the age of 12, now a freshman at University of Michigan.
  • Sterling Riethman, Kalamazoo resident and former Dennison University diver allegedly abused by Nasar at his MSU clinic
  • Amanda Thomashow, former MSU student who filed the 2014 Title IX Complaint against Nassar 

The testimony will begin Tuesday at 9 a.m.