Magic Johnson is the latest former Michigan State star to speak out against the school’s sexual assault scandal.
In light of the sentencing of Larry Nassar, a former Team USA gymnastics and Michigan State doctor who had more than 150 women give victim impact statements during his sexual assault trial which led to a 175 year prison sentence, ESPN’s Outside the Lines released a report detailing a troubling history at the school.
The report detailed a long history of sexual assault in the men’s basketball and football programs, with head coaches Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio reportedly playing roles in helping to cover up certain incidents.
Now, Johnson is speaking out and saying everyone who knew about any wrongdoing should be held accountable.
“If anyone was aware of the sexual assault happening to women on the MSU campus from the office of the President, Board of Trustees, athletic department, faculty and campus police, and didn’t say or do anything about it, they should be fired,” Johnson wrote on Twitter.
“Cookie and I stand in support of the victims and their families as they embark on the road to recovery; and I support the movement to hold everyone involved accountable. The roles of the new President, Board of Trustees, athletic department, faculty, campus police and students will be to work together to create new policies and procedures to ensure this never happens again.
“As a Spartan, I love MSU and want to work with Coach Izzo, the administration, and the students to be a part of the solution in any way that I can.”
Both Izzo and Dantonio have denied any wrongdoing and say they have cooperated with investigations. The university is currently being investigated by the NCAA.