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Simon Back In Court For Second Day Of Critical Hearing

Apr 9, 2019

Former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon was in court today and will return to continue the hearing today.  A judge is deciding whether Simon should stand trial for charges that she lied to law enforcement.

The charges hinge on what Simon knew about a 2014 internal investigation into Larry Nassar – the former school sports doctor convicted of sexually assaulting his patients.  Simon told law enforcement she didn’t know specifics about Nassar or the investigation until 2016.

During the hearing, prosecutors tried to show that mistakes were made at MSU…giving Simon a motive to lie.

Kristine Moore worked in the Title IX office at MSU and opened the 2014 investigation.

“I did the best I could to follow process at the time and without the benefit of hindsight I think I did everything correctly at the time.”

Simon's attorneys deny the allegations.

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—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org