Some TV stations ejected from sports doctor’s court hearing

Posted at 7:46 PM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 19:46:12-04

MASON, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ejected two NBC-affiliated television stations from court after livestream video may have identified possible victims of a Michigan sports doctor accused of sex assault.

Ingham County Judge Donald Allen told TV stations during a hearing Friday not to broadcast anything that would identify a witness who said she was sexually assaulted by Dr. Larry Nassar.

Nassar is accused of sexually assaulting athletes while working at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics. He’s pleaded not guilty.

The judge said he learned during the witness’ testimony that a livestream being fed to some TV websites included the witness saying the names of other gymnasts who may also be victims.

It appears to have been a mistake, but Allen asked WILX-TV and WDIV-TV to leave. The Associated Press left messages seeking comment from both stations.