A Timeline of Reports Against Nassar

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  • 1997: Two Spartan Youth gymnasts report Nassar’s inappropriate behavior during medical treatments to ex-head coach, Kathie Klages. They were 16 years old (Larissa Boyce) and 14 years old (Jane Doe/unnamed) at the time of the assaults.
  • 1998: Tiffany Thomas Lopez, an MSU softball athlete reports Nassar’s inappropriate behavior to 3 different athletic trainers. She eventually met with Destiny Teachnor-Houk, an athletic training supervisor, who brushed off the accusation.
  • 1999: Christie Achenbach, an MSU cross country/track & field athlete, reports Nassar’s inappropriate behavior to her coach, who assured her that Nassar was a respected physician.
  • 2014: Amanda Thomashow makes an official Title IX complaint against Nassar, citing groping and molestation during a medical appointment. After a 16-month investigation, the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office declined to press charges against Nassar.
  • August 29, 2016: Rachael Denhollander files a criminal complaint with MSU Police, citing Nassar’s sexual abuse against her in 2000.
  • August 30, 2016: MSU relieves Nassar of his clinical and patient duties.
  • September 12, 2016: Rachael Denhollander publicly accuses Nassar of sexual assault (via Indy Star).
  • September 2016: Kathie Klages calls an emergency team meeting for MSU gymnastics where she asked the athletes to sign a card for Nassar to let him know they were thinking about him after sexual abuse allegations surface.
  • September 2016: Lindsey Lemke and her mother Christie approach ex-gymnastics head coach Kathie Klages to reveal that Lindsey had been abused by Larry Nassar from the ages 12 to 17. Klages responded by telling them that his actions were legal medical treatment, while also warning Lindsey to not give “false information” that would “hurt” Nassar.
  • September 20, 2016: MSU officially fires Nassar from his position as an associate professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • November 2016: Nassar is arrested after more than 50 women report instances of sexual abuse.
  • February 2017: Kathie Klages is suspended and later resigns from her position of MSU Women’s Gymnastics Head Coach.
  • November 2017: Larry Nassar pleads guilty to 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, 7 in Ingham County and 3 in Eaton County.
  • December 2017: Nassar pleads guilty to child pornography charges and is sentenced 60 years in federal prison.
  • January 22, 2018: John Geddert, Twistars USA Gymnastics Club owner, is suspended from USA Gymnastics. Geddert sends an email to Twistars families just hours later, explaining that he is planning to retire.
  • January 24, 2018: Nassar is sentenced in Ingham County for 40-175 years in federal prison for first-degree criminal sexual abuse. 156 women gave impact statements during the 7-day court duration.
  • January 25, 2018: John Geddert transfers management of Twistars to his wife, Kathryn Geddert.
  • February 5, 2018: Nassar is sentenced in Eaton County for 40-125 years in federal prison for first-degree criminal sexual abuse. 65 women gave impact statements in court.
  • February 10, 2018: Nassar is moved to a high-security federal prison in Tucson, Arizona that specializes in treating sex offenders.









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