Michigan sports doctor faces key hearing in assault case

May 12, 2017

An outspoken former gymnast is expected to testify at a key hearing in a sexual assault case against a Michigan sports doctor. Dr. Larry Nassar is appearing in court near Lansing, Michigan, on Friday for a hearing that will determine if there's enough evidence to send him to trial. He's charged with sexually assaulting seven young gymnasts whom he was treating for a variety of injuries at his Michigan State University clinic. 

Rachael Denhollander of Louisville, Kentucky, has publicly identified herself as a victim and is expected to testify. She says Nassar repeatedly molested her in 2000 when she was a 15-year-old gymnast seeking help for back pain.

Nassar has pleaded not guilty. He formerly worked for USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.