Larry Nassar, sex offender was stabbed in prison fight

At least ten times when he was incarcerated in Florida, Larry Nassar, a former physician for the United States national gymnastics team, was stabbed.

Another inmate attacked Nassar on Sunday. He is already serving up to 175 years in prison for his role in the sexual assaults of gymnasts. Reports claim that he is currently in a stable condition at the hospital, where he is being treated for a collapsed lung.

The 59-year-old man was found guilty of sexually abusing athletes and possessing pornographic material aimed at minors, and he was sentenced to prison. A multitude of accusers numbering in the hundreds have come forward. A prison union leader mentioned to sources that Nassar was stabbed twice in the neck, twice in the back, and six times in the torso during the assault.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons verified that an inmate was assaulted at United States Penitentiary Coleman in Florida at 14:35 EST (18:35 GMT) on Sunday. "Responding staff immediately initiated life-saving measures," the agency told sources. The prisoner was transported to a nearby facility "for additional treatment and evaluation."

According to the statement that initiated an internal investigation, the event did not result in any injuries being sustained by either the staff or the inmates. During his time working for USA Gymnastics and operating a clinic at Michigan State University, Nassar admitted to sexually assaulting gymnasts and other athletes.

Over 330 women and girls have come forward to accuse Nassar, who worked at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, of sexually abusing them. Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, and McKayla Maroney all testified about surviving the torture that Larry Nassar perpetrated against them. Some of the adolescent athletes have stated that they reported the abuse to adults, such as coaches and physicians, but their concerns were dismissed by those individuals.

An investigation into how the FBI handled the incident, which was published in 2021, revealed that the agency committed a series of mistakes, some of which included delays and cover-ups, which allowed Nassar's abuse to continue for several additional months after the case was initially launched. According to the findings of the FBI's internal inquiry, the bureau dismissed claims made regarding Nassar and made mistakes in the beginning stages of its probe.

Several women who were victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Nassar have filed a lawsuit against the FBI for mishandling credible sexual assault accusations, seeking a total of $1 billion (£783 million). Among the plaintiffs are Raisman, Biles, and Maroney.

The victims of Nassar have reached a settlement with USA Gymnastics for the amount of $380 million, while Michigan State University has reached a settlement with survivors for the amount of $500 million. In his final appeal, which was heard in June 2022 by the Supreme Court of Michigan, he contended that he deserved a new trial owing to remarks made by the presiding judge. However, the Supreme Court of Michigan rejected his argument.

During Nassar's sentencing, Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina called him a "monster" and stated, "I just signed your death warrant."