Michigan AG Nessel Issues Statements on Former MSU President Simon's Bind Over; Trustee Schlichting's Resignation

Contact: Kelly Rossman-McKinney 517-335-7666
Agency: Attorney General

October 28, 2019

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued statements today on Eaton County District Court Judge Julie Reinke’s decision to bind former Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon over for trial and MSU Trustee Nancy Schlichting’s resignation.

Lou Anna K. Simon Bindover
“Today’s decision to move forward with trial brings survivors another step closer to receiving the answers they deserve. After months of preliminary examination and thoughtful consideration by Judge Julie Reinke, we are ready to bring the facts to a jury of Ms. Simon’s peers.”

Trustee Schlichting’s Resignation
“I respect Trustee Schlichting’s decision to step down and I hope Gov. Whitmer appoints someone committed to transparency, which includes waiving privilege on the nearly 6,000 documents our department has yet to see so that we may complete our comprehensive investigation.”

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