Parent Group and Survivors Withdraw Lawsuit Against Michigan State University, Paving the Way for Transparency in Nassar Scandal

Lansing, Michigan – A parent group and the Sister Survivors, who emerged from the Larry Nassar scandal at Michigan State University, have decided to drop their lawsuit against the university, according to a spokesperson. The decision comes after the group reached out to the Attorney General’s office to ensure that the university exhibits transparency in its actions.

Azzam Elder, the attorney representing the parent group known as POSSEE and the Sister Survivors, expressed satisfaction with the withdrawal of the lawsuit, stating that it is a victory in the ongoing pursuit of truth surrounding the Nassar case. Elder emphasized the importance of uncovering how Michigan State University handled the matter.

In December, the MSU board voted to release documents related to the Nassar case, a decision that came almost six years after the incident occurred. The lawsuit, filed in July, sought to compel the board to hold a public vote on the release of 6,000 documents that Attorney General Dana Nessel claimed the university had withheld. According to a spokesperson, the lawsuit alleged that the MSU trustees violated state law by making decisions behind closed doors regarding the release of the documents.

Additionally, the lawsuit accused the board of violating the Freedom of Information Act in its handling of information sought for the case. The withdrawal of the lawsuit signifies a turning point, as the parent group and Sister Survivors have chosen to focus their efforts on ensuring transparency within the university.

Overall, the decision to withdraw the lawsuit carries significant implications for the ongoing discussions surrounding the Larry Nassar scandal at Michigan State University. It is a step towards achieving the transparency and accountability that survivors and the public have been seeking in relation to this case.