Larry Nassar: The pain of a sexual assault survivor was so bad she had suicidal thoughts

In secret testimony, Caruso was grilled about what USC knew about disgraced gynecologist Dr. Larry Nassar, also known as “Dr. Death,” before the Nassar scandal broke in 2016, according to the New Yorker. He…

Larry Nassar: The pain of a sexual assault survivor was so bad she had suicidal thoughts

In secret testimony, Caruso was grilled about what USC knew about disgraced gynecologist Dr. Larry Nassar, also known as “Dr. Death,” before the Nassar scandal broke in 2016, according to the New Yorker. He was also grilled about the school’s response to a letter he sent to former women patients.

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During the hearing, Caruso said he thought some of his female patients’ allegations were untrue, according to the New Yorker. He also admitted that some of his patients complained he was sexually inappropriate after he spoke to them about their medical conditions, and that he did not want to see their partners or children. “It was always about the money,” he said.

However, Caruso insisted he had no knowledge of any of Nassar’s victims. The New Yorker reported that Caruso’s testimony was presented to the hearing panel by USC’s lead investigator, former U.S. attorney general Ken Starr. Starr and other witnesses also testified that USC took no action to alert the NCAA or Michigan State University about the sexual abuse.

“I would say the answer is no, I don’t think so,” Caruso told the New Yorker. “I thought I had good training. I felt like I did what I should have.”

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Former Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio said that he was surprised by the testimony and the way Caruso was asked by the panel. Dantonio said that the university should have been notified immediately about any allegations, and that the school made “a blunder” by not alerting the NCAA

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