A former Michigan State University field hockey player filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that disgraced former USA Gymnastics and MSU trainer Larry Nassar drugged and raped her during a medical exam in 1992, the Huffington Post reports.
Erika Davis was 17 years old when she sought Nassar’s help with a knee injury, according to the lawsuit. During one appointment, Nassar “crushed up a pill” and told Davis drink it, explaining it was for her injured knee. Davis later became drowsy and passed out.
Davis awoke an hour later to find Nassar in the process of raping her. “When she was less woozy a short time later, Plaintiff Erika witnessed Defendant Nassar raping her,” the lawsuit says.
A week before the alleged incident, Davis said Nassar performed a “breast exam” on her during which a man with a camera taped the former university doctor putting his hands and mouth on her nipples.
The player eventually told her field hockey coach Martha Ludwig, who confronted Nassar in May 1992. Ludwig then complained to George Perles, who was MSU’s athletic director at the time. But Perles, who now sits on the school’s board of trustees, “intervened” and Ludwig’s complaint against Nassar was dropped.
According to the lawsuit, Davis later realized she was pregnant but miscarried and that Nassar is the only person who could have been the father.