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.
The messages come on greeting cards and in envelopes covered in hand-drawn hearts.
They have photos with Hello Kitty filters and shots of cleavage.
There are so many they’re stacked higher than college textbooks.
Parkland shooter Nicolas Cruz hasn’t seen them yet though, because he’s on suicide watch.
Cruz has a growing number of female fans, and some male too. They adore him, and send him salacious messages and scantily clad photographs, according to The Sun Sentinel.
The letters offer friendship, and encouragement. His fans are even donating money to his commissary in jail.
On Feb. 14, an Uber dropped Cruz off at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Within 10 minutes, 19 students were dead. Cruz allegedly confessed to the crime, according to CNN.
Now, the the crazed fans have appeared.
“I reserve the right to care about you, Nikolas!” wrote a woman from Texas.
Another wrote: “Your eyes are beautiful and the freckles on your face
What caused two teen girls to break into a home and kill the resident’s pets? Authorities are piecing together an incident in which two teenagers have been charged with breaking into a residence and committing a slew of crimes, including theft, setting a vehicle on fire and killing two parakeets.
As People shared, 17-year-old Hallie Lauren Pate and 19-year-old Jordan Alexis Ruiz (seen left and right above) are facing 12 charges each for the incident.
According to WITN, the teens broke into a home owned by Mack Price in North Carolina on Super Bowl Sunday. He told the news outlet that the teens killed his daughter’s two parakeets and smeared blood all over the kitchen cabinets. He added that lighter fluid was poured throughout the house. The car, from which property was also taken, was allegedly set on fire.
Price’s daughter was at a Super Bowl party during the incident. It’s unclear what relationship,
Fans of the show Pretty Little Liars know about the cryptic person “A” who sends anonymous messages to torment a group of teenage girls. According to Time, high school girls in Ohio were inspired by the show and created threatening texts to bully classmates with a school shooting.
A 15-year-old at Piqua High School created a Snapchat account using the letter “A.” She posted threats about exposing people’s secrets—which follows the storyline of the hit show—and fueling rumors about a school shooting. A 14-year-old then wrote, “I’m still going to shoot up the school. A.” on a bathroom mirror. The threats caused the school to be dismissed early on Thursday. Classes were also cancelled on Friday.
Authorities have arrested the teenagers behind the pranks and charged them in juvenile court for the threats.
Pretty Little Liars was a teen drama mystery show based upon the book of the same name. Premiering in 2010, the show ended on
A sexual abuser from San Marcos, Texas has been sentenced to more than 1,000 years in prison — and that doesn’t include the two additional life terms he’s been given. Robert Benjamin Franks, 39, was convicted on Monday of molesting two young girls, including his own 9-year-old stepdaughter, on a continuous basis.
A press release from the Hays County District Attorney’s Office shows that Franks was given one life sentence for each child he sexually abused. Then, he got 99 years for each of the nine counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Furthermore, he was slammed with an additional 20 years for each of six counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact. To top that off, Franks was ordered to pay $120,000 in fines for his crimes.
Franks’ stepdaughter testified in court that Franks did “disgusting things” to her in 2016 when she lived at his home.
Young women are self-harming more, according to new data. As The Washington Post shares, emergency room visits for girls 10 to 14 has risen since 2008. It is not clear what is causing the self-harm rates to go up but some experts point to smartphones and cyber bullying as the culprits.
Most of the girls and women who were admitted to emergency rooms came for ingesting pills or poisons. Some were treated for injuring themselves with sharp objects, such as cutting. According to the new data, the number of girls ages 10 to 24 admitted to emergency rooms for nonfatal self-inflicted injuries grew by 8.4 percent annually from 2009 to 2015.
Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University, points to the importance of smartphones in the lives of this generation compared to those of the past. Teens in every generation have experienced mental-health problems, she said. Genetic predisposition, family environments, bullying
Actress Aurora Perrineau has gone to police to accuse “Girls” writer and executive producer Murray Miller of raping her in 2012, when she was 17 years old, TheWrap has exclusively learned.
Perrineau, who has appeared in Jennifer Lawrence’s “Passengers” and is the daughter of “Lost” actor Harold Perrineau, told TheWrap she filed a report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Friday.
TheWrap obtained the results of a polygraph test Perrineau said she passed in September in which she detailed her accusations against Murray, who was also a producer on the Fox animated comedies “King of the Hill” and “American Dad.”
Miller’s attorney, Matthew Walerstein, said he “categorically and vehemently denies Ms. Perrineau’s outrageous claims” and said his legal team had “gathered overwhelming evidence directly contradicting these false and offensive claims.”
The actress told The
Two women are accused of killing two young girls whose bodies were found last month in Colorado. Nashika Bramble and Madani Ceus, both 37, have been charged with murder. Previously, they were charged with child abuse causing death, along with three other people, according to Fox News.
Investigators have not yet elaborated on what details may have led to the murder charges.
“In my 37 years as Sheriff, I have never seen anything as cruel and heartless as this,” San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters said last month after the discovery of the two girls’ bodies, according to the Denver Channel. The children are between the ages of 5 and 10, according to police. It is believed that they had been dead for several weeks before they were found. Their decomposing corpses were found on a 17-acre farm about 30 miles west of Telluride, a ski resort town.
Susan Lilly, a