Larry Nassar, the former gymnastics doctor for the U.S. Olympics and Michigan State University, was sentenced to 40-175 years in prison today as a result of an overwhelming sexual assault case in which more than 160 women came forward, Axios' Haley Britzky reports.
Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina to Nassar at the sentencing today:
"Sir, I'm giving you 175 years, which is 2,100 months. I've just signed your death warrant."
Why it matters: Nassar's case is one of the biggest to come out of the wave of sexual assault and harassment allegations that started last fall. It led to the resignation of three executive board members at USA Gymnastics, and the NCAA is opening an investigation into MSU, as 14 university representatives reportedly knew of reports against Nassar.
Cate Blanchett attends a session moderated by NYT columnist Nicholas Kristof during the World Economic Forum 2018 annual meeting today in Davos. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty Images
Elton John announced today that his upcoming tour will be his last, USA Today's Maeve McDermott reports:
"My priorities have changed... I can't physically do the traveling anymore... I want to be at home. I really want to spend time with my children at home. I've had an incredible life, but life is all about change."