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MSU professor, team USA doctor accused of assaulting gymnasts

Posted: 6:52 PM, Sep 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-13 03:22:37Z
Team USA doctor accused of assaulting gymasts

A doctor with ties to Michigan State University has been accused in a lawsuit of sexual assault and molesting an underage victim.

The suit was filed by a woman identified only as Jane J.D. Doe, who is described as a medal winning US gymnast at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

It was filed by California based attorney John Manly. It alleges that Nassar "groped and fondled the victim's private parts under the guise of performing osteopathic therapy.

A news release announcing the lawsuit says the victim alleges that Nassar "performed a procedure he called an 'inter-vaginal adjustment.'"

Nassar was the team doctor for USA Gymnastics at the time of the alleged assault.

The lawsuit also alleges that USA Gymnastics "breached its duty to reveal the abuse to the victim's family, the US Olympic Committee and law enforcement agencies.

A report in the Indianapolis Star says the case is one of two Nassar is facing. The second is a criminal case filed with Michigan State University Police about a 2000 case that occurred when the victim was a minor.

Michigan State's website described Nassar as an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology, Division of Sports Medicine and teaches sports medicine and physical exam skills to the first and second year medical students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at M.S.U.