LANSING, Mich. – Interim Michigan State University President John Engler says he regrets the school’s response to a woman filing a federal rape lawsuit against the university.
Engler said Friday that the school “provided an unnecessary amount of detail” — a response that he added was viewed by some as “violating privacy expectations.” He faced a roomful of protesters, parents and sexual assault survivors of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar during a university board meeting.
A woman sued the school and its counseling center Monday, claiming that counselors discouraged her from filing a police report after three Michigan State basketball players allegedly raped her in 2015.
The federal lawsuit is the latest development in a scandal rocking the university. The school is being investigated for failing to stop Nassar from molesting female patients.