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Michigan State To Pay $500 Million To Women And Girls Abused By Larry Nassar

Sexual abuse victims of disgraced gymnastics Dr. Larry Nassar and Michigan State University have reached a settlement in principle in which the university will pay $500 million, attorneys for both sides said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

Under the settlement, $425 million will be paid to the 332 victims represented in current litigation, while the university will set aside another $75 million in a trust fund which could go to future plaintiffs who allege they were abused by Nassar, the attorneys said.

“This historic settlement came about through the bravery of more than 300 women and girls who had the courage to stand up and refuse to be silenced,” plaintiffs’ attorney John Manly said.

“Michigan State is pleased that we have been able to agree in principle on a settlement that is fair to the survivors of Nassar’s crimes,” said Robert Young, special counsel to the university.

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Father Allegedly Abused And Tortured His 10 Kids In Filthy California Home

Impassable hallways, spoiled food, burns, bruises, human and animal feces. 

It was all part of “a long and continuous history of severe physical and emotional abuse” that a northern California father inflicted on his 10 children, police said Monday. 

Jonathan Allen, 29, has been charged with nine counts of felony torture and six counts of felony child abuse, Fairfield police announced.

Social service workers removed the 10 children, ranging in age from four months to 12 years, from the home. Their mother, Ina Rogers, faces lesser charges of neglect.

The children suffered abuse including “puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot by a pellet or airsoft gun,” police said. All of the violence was “for sadistic purposes,” said Sharon Henry, chief deputy district attorney for Solano County.

Despite the charges of vile neglect and abuse, Rogers maintains that she and Allen are loving parents.

“I strive, I thrive on being a good parent to my

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Man Who Raised $14K For Dying Puppy Allegedly Abused It To Get Money

A New Jersey man who raised more than $14,000 on GoFundMe for his German Shepherd puppy’s vet bills fatally beat the dog and lied about the pet’s condition for money, police said.

Reid M. Herjo, of Medford, has been charged with third-degree animal cruelty and third-degree theft. The investigation into Herjo began in late January after police pulled him over for speeding, according to the Medford Township Police. In the car was Herjo’s injured 14-week-old puppy Atlas. Herjo told police he was speeding because he was rushing Atlas to the vet after the puppy got struck by an ATV while they were out on a walk. A few days later police received information suggesting that the ATV story was false, and officers started working with state police to find the truth.

Altas suffered fractures and hemorrhaging. Herjo told his vet that the puppy was hurt on two other occasions. He claimed

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Abused Texas Teen Maarib Al Hishmawi Refused To Marry Older …

Maarib Al Hishmawi was 15 years old when her parents told her they’d found someone for her to marry. The man would pay the family $20,000 for the arrangement. Maarib balked at the prospect, and according to the San Antonio Express News, that’s when the beating started. 

Not just ordinary physical beating, either. 

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said she was choked to the point of unconsciousness at one point.

“This young lady, at various times over that time period was subjected to some pretty bad abuse because she didn’t want to be married to this person,” Salazar said. “Several times it was reported to us that this young lady was abused with hot cooking oil being thrown on her body. She was beat with broomsticks. At least at one point, she was choked almost to the point of unconsciousness.”

 

 

In January, Maarib Al Hishmawi

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Ronnie Lynn Gipson Tells Woman He Abused To ‘Get Over It’ – Oxygen

A woman recently reported the actions of her childhood abuser to police. The victim, who is now an active duty member of the Air Force, was encouraged by investigators to try to get a confession from her former abuser over Facebook, the Kansas City Star reported.

She reached out to Ronnie Lynn Gipson, now 45, of Arkansas over the social media platform. Gipson lived with the victim when she was a child. He allegedly raped her at that time, when the victim ranged in age from 4 to 12, the River Valley Leader reported. At that time, he allegedly asked the girl, “Do you want to play?” before he would assault her, according to the Kansas City Star.

When confronted with the years of alleged abuse, Gipson allegedly acknowledged the disturbing acts, police said. He allegedly told the woman to “get over it” and that “it’s done,”

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Man Tells Woman He Sexually Abused For Years To ‘Get Over It’ After Admitting To Raping Her On Facebook

A woman recently reported the actions of her childhood abuser to police. The victim, who is now an active duty member of the Air Force, was encouraged by investigators to try to get a confession from her former abuser over Facebook, the Kansas City Star reported.

She reached out to Ronnie Lynn Gipson, now 45, of Arkansas over the social media platform. Gipson lived with the victim when she was a child. He allegedly raped her at that time, when the victim ranged in age from 4 to 12, the River Valley Leader reported. At that time, he allegedly asked the girl, “Do you want to play?” before he would assault her, according to the Kansas City Star.

When confronted with the years of alleged abuse, Gipson allegedly acknowledged the disturbing acts, police said. He allegedly told the woman to “get over it” and that “it’s done,”

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Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas Says She Was Also Abused By USA Gymnastics Doctor

Gabby Douglas is coming out with abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The three-time Olympic gold medalist took to social media to say that she didn’t speak out earlier. “We were conditioned to stay silent,” she said Tuesday.

“I didn’t publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years we were conditioned to stay silent and honestly some things were extremely painful,” Douglas said. “I wholeheartedly support my teammates for coming forward with what happened to them.”

As Rolling Stone shares, a spokesman for Douglas has confirmed with multiple outlets that her post is about Nassar.  

Recently, Douglas’ teammate, Aly Raisman, came out about her own abuse by Nassar. “Why are we looking at why didn’t the girls speak up? Why not look at what about the culture? What did USA Gymnastics do, and Larry Nassar do, to manipulate these girls so much that they are so afraid

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