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Nassar victim says MSU's interim president tried to secretly pay her off

The Larry Nassar scandal continues to disgust.

The former doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University was sentenced in February to 40 to 125 years in prison for sexual abuse of patients over decades. But Kaylee Lorincz, an 18-year-old survivor who testified during Nassar's sentencing, revealed Friday that MSU's interim president secretly offered her a settlement in the case, The Associated Press reported.

Lorincz says she was signing up to speak at Friday's board of trustees meeting a few weeks ago when interim President John Engler and his special counsel offered her $250,000 to settle. Lorincz's attorney wasn't with her.

Lorincz revealed Engler's attempt at a secret deal during Friday's meeting, confronting university brass about the move. Engler had told her that another victim, Rachael Denhollander, had considered a settlement amount, Lorincz said. But when Lorincz asked Denhollander about the purported offer, Denhollander denied ever talking to Engler, Lorincz said.

"I felt like I was being bullied into saying something and that if Rachael gave him a settlement amount, it was okay for me to do it, too," Lorincz said. Read more at The Associated Press.