'Victim 4': Ex-dean well-known for crude behavior


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — One of the women listed as a victim in the criminal case involving former Michigan State University dean William Strampel said she's ready to stand up to the university.

Dr. Nicole Eastman is "Victim 4" in the Attorney General's criminal complaint against the former head of MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine. Strampel faces charges for groping medical students, having pornographic material on his university computer and failing to enforce procedural changes after Larry Nassar was investigated by the university in 2014.

>>PDF: Criminal complaint against Strampel

Eastman enrolled in the medical school in 2006. She remembers her first interaction with the dean vividly.

"Dean Strampel came up to the right side of me and he started having a conversation about sex," she told to 24 Hour News 8 in a Facebook video chat interview. "Obviously that's an inappropriate conversation."

At the time, Eastman served as an alumni representative for her class. After Strampel made the inappropriate comments, Eastman said, she told alumni coordinator Kim Camp.

"Her exact words were, 'Nicole, everybody knows about his behavior and nothing ever changes,'" she recounted.

At the time, it made Eastman feel like she couldn't do anything but pretend the incident didn't happen.

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