UPDATE: The second day of former Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon’s preliminary examination is underway. Simon is facing charges of lying to police in connection with the Larry Nassar sexual assault examination.
Testimony this morning focused on Title IX complaints at the university and the timing of Nassar survivor Amanda Thomashow’s 2014 Title IX complaint.
Most of the morning was spent hearing testimony from former MSU Title IX investigator Kristine Moore.
She’s the one who investigated Amanda Thomashow’s 2014 complaint against Larry Nassar.
Prosecutors say Simon knew it was Nassar specifically that was the subject of Moore’s investigation but simon told police in interviews, and her lawyers maintain, she didn’t know about Nassar until two years later.
They added Moore’s testimony had nothing to do with the charges against Simon.
Testimony will continue Tuesday.
ORIGINAL REPORT: Former Michigan State University President, Lou Anna K. Simon is expected to be back in an Eaton County District Court this morning for charges of lying to police in connection to the Larry Nassar sexual assault investigation.
Today marks day two of Simon’s preliminary hearing.
The first took place back in February where the court heard from attorneys on both sides and Nassar survivor, Amanda Thomashow who filed a Title IX report back in 2014.
Simon is charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors stemming from statements she made to police in connection to the Larry Nassar investigation.
She faces up to four years in convicted.
We’re hoping to learn whether the Former MSU President was aware that Nassar was the University Sports Doctor involved in a 2014 investigation.
The hearing is this morning at 9AM.
We will have crews in the courtroom and bring you the latest on 6 News at noon.