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Criminal Justice & Legal System

Judge issues a second gag order in Nassar criminal case

Larry Nassar mug shot
Michigan Attorney General's office
Dr. Larry Nassar

A judge in the criminal sex abuse case against former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar has issued a new order to prohibit attorneys and witnesses from speaking publicly about the case.

The judge says it's necessary to prevent a "carnival atmosphere" and an unfair trial for Nassar.

Nassar is accused of sexually abusing girls he was treating.

Nassar also faces civil lawsuits filed by  more than 80 other women who say he sexually abused them.

Attorneys for those women say the gag order also applies to them, and is unconstitutional.

They are seeking to overturn the order in federal court.

 

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