Mother of Larry Nassar survivor confronts witness


EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Controversy filled the Michigan State University Board of Trustees meeting this morning, as survivors and their parents spoke out against the board and others.

Larry Nassar survivors and their parents were upset about a number of things at the meeting today, including the Healing Assistance Fund, meant to provide counseling to survivors, and the closed presidential search in looking for the university’s next president.

But one moment that stood out was when Leslie Miller, the mother of Larry Nassar survivor Emma Miller, confronted Paulette Granberry Russell, the senior diversity advisor to the president, of lying under oath.

Granberry Russell was in court this past Tuesday, testifying in the case against former MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, who’s accused of lying to police about Nassar.

Granberry Russell said she doesn’t recall about getting a call about survivor Amanda Thomashow’s case, but this morning, Miller said otherwise.

“I know you said you don’t remember Amanda Thomashow, and I don’t understand,” said Leslie Miller. “I’ve looked at your resume, with somebody with that kind of a resume, I cannot understand how you could not remember that name, or even meeting with her. I’d like to add that you are under oath when you spoke, and you took that oath and it really saddens me.”

6 News reached out to Granberry Russell for reaction to this accusation and both her an the university denied comment.

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