Michigan State board to consider payout to Nassar victims

 
 
Posted6/22/2018 7:00 AM
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  • FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, Michigan State University interim President John Engler runs his first Michigan State University board of Trustees meeting on campus in East Lansing, Mich. Engler is apologizing for emails in which he said Rachael Denhollander, victim of former campus sports doctor Larry Nassar, probably received a "kickback" from her plaintiff's lawyer. (Dale G.Young/Detroit News via AP, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, Michigan State University interim President John Engler runs his first Michigan State University board of Trustees meeting on campus in East Lansing, Mich. Engler is apologizing for emails in which he said Rachael Denhollander, victim of former campus sports doctor Larry Nassar, probably received a "kickback" from her plaintiff's lawyer. (Dale G.Young/Detroit News via AP, File) Associated Press

  • FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich.  A letter signed by at least 120 victims sexual abuse by former sports doctor Nassar on Tuesday, June 19, urged Michigan State University’s governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he had reinforced a “culture of abuse” at the school. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. A letter signed by at least 120 victims sexual abuse by former sports doctor Nassar on Tuesday, June 19, urged Michigan State University’s governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he had reinforced a “culture of abuse” at the school. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File) Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State's board of trustees is set to meet to address a plan to pay a $500 million settlement to Larry Nassar's sexual abuse victims.

The public meeting also comes amid calls for the school's interim president to resign over recent comments about some of the women and girls the former sports doctor sexually assaulted.

Although the board appears to lack the votes to oust John Engler from his interim perch, the meeting likely will be heavily attended by people who are fed up with Engler and want him gone. The primary focus of the meeting is the school's budget, along with the settlement plan.

Engler apologized Thursday for his April email exchange suggesting gymnast Rachael Denhollander probably received a "kickback" from her plaintiff's attorney.

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