Michigan State trustee calls for school president to resign
John Engler (In a photo from Oct. 13, 2014, former Michigan Gov. John Engler is seen during a Republican rally in Troy, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio))
DETROIT (AP) -
Michigan State University board trustee Brian Mosallam is asking interim school president John Engler to resign immediately.
Mosallam released a statement Friday morning, saying the crisis on campus related to Larry Nassar will not settle until Engler steps down.
According to emails, Engler has criticized lawyers who represent Nassar's assault victims and suggested the first woman to go public with her accusations was probably getting a "kickback" from her attorney.
His remarks were made to another university official in April, a month before Michigan State agreed to a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who said they were sexually assaulted by Nassar, a former campus sports doctor now serving decades in prison.
The Chronicle of Higher Education and Detroit Free Press reported on the emails Wednesday.
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