Schuette: “MSU needs to give up the documents”


EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) M.S.U. is under fire from the Michigan Attorney General’s office.

Attorney General Bill Schuette says the school is withholding crucial information in regards to the Larry Nassar investigation.

Schuette appointed Special Prosector William Forsyth to do an independent investigation about the Larry Nassar scandal.

But Schuette talked with 6 News today and says they’re not getting the information that they need to try and get justice for the survivors.

“They should give up the documents at least to a judge and have the judge determine this issue of attorney client disclosure,” said Schuette.

The accusations from the Attorney General’s Office against Michigan State University come from a series of letters between M.S.U. General Counsel Robert Young and Special Prosecutor William Forsyth.

Schuette says Forsyth can’t do his job properly without the information they’re asking for.

“We’re not going to stop,” said Schuette. “Bill Forsyth who’s running this investigation is not going to stop until we have justice for the victims in our investigation. That’s what this is all about, it’s about the justice for the victims.”

M.S.U. Spokesperson Emily Guerrant responded to the Attorney General’s Office saying the entire university has cooperated fully as they have produced more than 75,000 pages of information about the Larry Nassar investigation.

But Schuette says what they’ve gotten isn’t enough and they plan to continue working until they get what they need to finish the investigation.

“Let’s find truth,” said Schuette. “Let’s find justice. We’re not going to stop until that happens.”

Forsyth said what the university did provide was irrelevant, such as the school’s bedbug control policy. We’ll follow this story and keep you updated as we learn more.

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