Nassar (physician for USA gymnastics) judge removes herself after Facebook 'like'
CHARLOTTE, Mich. — Larry Nassar's criminal charges in Eaton County have been assigned to a new judge after his defense attorneys raised concerns regarding a Facebook "like" from the judge previously assigned the case.
On her personal Facebook page, Eaton County District Court Judge Julie O'Neill liked a post from White Law PLLC, according to a motion filed this week by Matt Newburg, one of Nassar's attorneys. The post was of a Michigan Radio interview with Jamie White, White Law PLLC's founder.
White's law firm represents at least 15 women or girls who have filed a lawsuit against Nassar and MSU, where Nassar worked for nearly 20 years, claiming Nassar sexually assaulted them during medical appointments.
The law firm's Facebook post quotes a portion of the article that includes White saying Nassar's defense is not strong, and that his law firm "unsuccessfully" spent "an enormous amount of time" trying to find someone in the medical community who could support Nassar's claims that he was performing legitimate medical procedures.