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REPORT: Shocking rape claims made in new Larry Nassar lawsuit

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A former Michigan State University student says former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar drugged, raped, and impregnated her when she saw him for treatment for an injured knee, according to a new lawsuit. Nassar, accused of sexually abusing hundreds of women for decades, was sentenced in January to more than 100 years behind bars.

In 1992, Erika Davis was 17, a virgin, and playing field hockey at Michigan State on a scholarship, when Nassar started to “groom” her for sexual abuse, Davis alleges. The lawsuit was filed on Monday in U.S. district court and names Michigan State University, its board of trustees, Nassar, USA Gymnastics, and several other individuals as defendants.

The article goes on to state the following:

In her lawsuit, Davis said she began seeing Nassar at the recommendation of her coach. At her first visit, Nassar asked Davis questions, according to the lawsuit, “including, but not limited to, whether her father was around, whether she had ever done gymnastics, and whether she had ever had a vaginal exam.”

During Davis’ second appointment with Nassar, which Nassar also allegedly filmed, he gave Davis a crushed-up pill in a drink. “He would not tell her what he was giving her, but she was told and trusted that it was part of the treatment for her knee,” according to the lawsuit.

Davis said she felt woozy and leaden, unable to move her arms. Nassar then raped her, the lawsuit alleges.

Davis said she later told her friends what had happened, as well as her coach Martha Ludwig. Ludwig then confronted Nassar, and took the video of Davis, according to the suit. But George Perles, who’s now Michigan State trustee, intervened: He allegedly forced Ludwig to return the video, resign, and sign a non-disclosure agreement.

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