MSU resumes program that provides therapy for Nassar victims

Larry Nassar, right, swears in during his sentencing near defense attorney Matthew Newberg at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is bringing back a program that helps victims of Doctor Larry Nassar's abuse.

It covers the cost of therapy so victims can begin to heal.

The school's new acting president announced the plan to bring it back Friday.

He also apologized to the survivors, saying that MSU failed to treat them with the respect and care they deserved.

Nassar's survivors call it a crucial step toward recovery.

"Everyone has a different story, but at the end of the day we are all humans, we breathe the same air walk the same grounds and live through the realities of life together," said Haley Puskar, a Nassar survivor.

The healing fund is separate from the multi-million dollar settlement reached with the abuse survivors.

The university will sell bonds to pay for a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who said they were sexually assaulted by the former sports doctor.

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