According to reports, another prisoner allegedly stabbed the disgraced gymnastics team doctor at least six times.
Reports on the Stabbing of US Gymnastics Team Doctor
The 59-year-old convicted sex offender allegedly told other prisoners on Sunday “I wish girls were playing,” according to Joe Rojas, the head of the union for prison guards at the US Penitentiary Coleman II in Sumterville, Florida, where Nassar is being housed. According to sources cited by ABC News, Nassar also allegedly said the thing in the report of People.
The Associated Press was the first to report that disgraced former Team USA gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was stabbed numerous times in federal prison because of a remark he is said to have made while watching the women’s Wimbledon tennis competition with fellow inmates.
Based on the reports the prisoner who allegedly stabbed Nassar repeatedly in the neck, chest, and back before other inmates allegedly ran in to stop the attack used an improvised weapon. Nassar has a collapsed lung in addition to other injuries and is currently in stable condition.
The former physician is incarcerated for 175 years after engaging in decades-long sexual misconduct against women and girls while working as a physician for Team USA Gymnastics and at Michigan State University. Separately, he admitted to owning 37,000 child pornographic photographs and was eventually given a 60-year prison term by a federal court.
According to his attorney, Nassar was also allegedly assaulted in May 2018 while incarcerated in Arizona. The father of three of Nassar’s victims attempted to assault Nassar in a Michigan courtroom in February of the same year.
Sexual Assault by the US Gymnastics Team Doctor
In 2015, claims of sexual assault against Nassar from numerous women began to surface. A few months later, both MSU and USA Gymnastics sacked Nassar. Later, in 2016, the Michigan State University police detained him. Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, and Gabby Douglas, all members of the Team USA Gymnastics, are among the more than 150 women and girls who have accused Nassar of sexual assault.
Following learning of the charges against Nassar in 2015, about 100 women collectively sued the FBI for more than $1 billion in damages, according to the AP, for the bureau’s failure to put an end to Nassar. Other than 300 women and kids who had been sexually assaulted by Nassar received $500 million from Michigan State University in 2018, and an additional $75 million was set aside in case other victims came forward.
Combined with the U.S. In addition, the Olympic and Paralympic Committee approved a $380 million compensation for individuals Nassar attacked during his two decades with USAG, where he oversaw the medical care of gymnasts aiming to compete for Team USA in the Olympics.
According to the AP, Nassar’s attorneys said he was subjected to unfair treatment and merited a new trial; however, the Michigan Supreme Court dismissed their final appeal on his behalf in June.