President Lou Anna K. Simon In Attendance At Nassar Sentencing Day Two
LANSING - Former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar appeared in Ingham County Circuit Court today for day two of his four-day sentencing hearing.
MSU President Lou Anna Simon also sat in attendance and listened to victim impact statements after a notable absence yesterday.
According to Kim Kozlowski and Sarah Rahal of the Detroit News, Simon sat in the back row of the courtroom as Judge Rosemarie Aquilina proceeded to hear several women and girls affected by Nassar's abuse.
Simon claimed her initial absence and low profile was due to a desire to not disrupt proceedings while briefly addressing reporters during a break in a video posted by the Detroit News.
Over 100 victims are expected to give statements with no time limit over the course of the hearings. Several of yesterday's statements expressed disapproval with the University's handling of the case.
Lindsey Schuett, who first went to Nassar for treatment while in high school, closed out the 29 statements heard yesterday.
Schuett, who also appeared on the Mad Dog Show following the day's hearings, described how she screamed to alert everyone in the office of Nassar's wrongdoings during her appointment.
Now living in South Korea, plans to stay up late every day this week and follow along with the sentencing hearings.