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Mid-michigan community hiring Nassar survivor

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Years after dismissing her complaints, a mid-Michigan community is hiring one of Larry Nassar’s survivors to train people about sexual misconduct.

In 2004, Brianne Randall-Gay was a 17-year-old soccer player when she was violated by now imprisoned physician Larry Nassar. She reported her complaints to the Meridian Township police.. but Township Manger Frank Walsh says her claims were dismissed.

“We didn’t believe her. We believed Nassar and we missed it and we’re so remorseful for that.”

As a way to make things right, the community will pay Brianne Randall-Gay 30-thousand dollars to create a year-long community wide-program for the prevention of sexual assaults.

“Primarily working with school children. This is an idea that actually Brianne developed as we worked with her over the last couple of months.”

Randall-Gay lives in Seattle but will travel to Michigan at least 3 times starting this summer to work with Meridian Township, which also increased sexual assault training for its officers.