Former Sports Doctor Larry Nassar Attacked in Florida Federal Prison: AP Reports

by Michael Nguyen
Larry Nassar Assaulted

Convicted ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, who was found guilty of sexually abusing several female gymnasts, was assaulted and stabbed multiple times by another prisoner in a federal institution in Florida.

Confidential sources revealed to The Big Big News that the incident occurred on Sunday at the United States Penitentiary Coleman in Florida, with Nassar reported to be in a stable condition by Monday.

According to one of the informants, Nassar sustained stab wounds to his back and chest.

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The informants were not permitted to divulge details of the assault or the ongoing inquiry and shared the information with The Big Big News anonymously.

Nassar is serving a long sentence for multiple convictions of sexually assaulting gymnasts, some of whom were Olympic medalists.

Convictions at both state and federal levels resulted in Nassar’s lengthy imprisonment. He confessed to sexually abusing athletes during his tenure at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, an organization responsible for training Olympians. In a separate case, Nassar also pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

During the victim impact statements in 2018, a number of athletes reported that their accusations against Nassar, detailing over two decades of sexual abuse, were ignored by adults, including coaches and athletic trainers.

A group of over 100 women, Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles among them, demanded more than $1 billion from the federal government for the FBI’s inaction against Nassar when allegations emerged in 2015. Nassar was finally arrested by the Michigan State University police in 2016, more than a year after the allegations were made.

Michigan State University, criticized for its lack of action against Nassar, agreed to a $500 million settlement for over 300 women and girls who were his victims. A further settlement of $380 million was agreed upon by USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.

In June 2022, Nassar’s final appeal was denied by the Michigan Supreme Court. His legal team argued that his treatment in 2018 was unjust and called for a new hearing, citing bias on the part of the judge who had described him as a “monster.”

Nassar’s 40-year sentence was confirmed by Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina with the words, “I just signed your death warrant.”

While acknowledging concerns about the judge’s remarks, the state Supreme Court noted that Aquilina had adhered to the agreed sentencing, deciding not to further deplete judicial resources and subject the victims to further distress.

Over 150 victims either submitted statements or spoke out during a week-long hearing in Aquilina’s court four years ago.

“It’s finally over… Almost six years after I filed the police report, it’s finally over,” was the statement from Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse Nassar.

Sisak reported this story from New York.

A correction to this story: the Michigan Supreme Court dismissed Nassar’s final appeal in June 2022, not June 2023, as previously reported.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Larry Nassar Prison Assault

Where did the stabbing of Larry Nassar occur?

The stabbing took place at the United States Penitentiary Coleman in Florida.

Who is Larry Nassar?

Larry Nassar is a former sports doctor convicted of sexually abusing multiple female gymnasts over a period of more than two decades.

When was Nassar stabbed?

Nassar was reportedly stabbed on a Sunday, but the exact date was not specified in the article.

What is Nassar’s current health status after the stabbing?

As of the Monday following the stabbing, Nassar was reported to be in a stable condition.

Why is Nassar in prison?

Nassar was sentenced to decades in prison due to multiple convictions of sexually assaulting gymnasts, including Olympic medalists. In separate cases, he admitted to abusing athletes at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics and pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.

How have the victims responded to Nassar’s abuse?

Over 100 women, including Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, collectively sought more than $1 billion from the federal government for the FBI’s failure to stop Nassar. More than 150 victims spoke or submitted statements during the victim impact statements in 2018.

Have there been any settlements for the victims of Nassar’s abuse?

Yes, Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to more than 300 women and girls who were assaulted by Nassar. Additionally, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee made a $380 million settlement.

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SportsFanatic July 10, 2023 - 4:54 pm

Always thought of Nassar as a monster but prison violence isn’t the solution. There has to be a better way to ensure justice.

TruthSeeker2023 July 10, 2023 - 7:07 pm

Can’t believe it’s still news about Nassar. He’s locked up, that’s what matters. The girls he hurt are still trying to heal. They’re the real story.

Justice4All July 10, 2023 - 7:20 pm

didn’t he expect something like this? He’s in prison for a reason.. This is scary though.

Fredrick_99 July 10, 2023 - 7:49 pm

Doesn’t matter who you are or what you did. no one should be stabbed in prison. The system needs to be better than the criminals.

gymMom101 July 10, 2023 - 8:55 pm

I have no sympathy for Nassar. he hurt so many girls.. but violence in prisons gotta be addressed too.

JohnDoe77 July 11, 2023 - 4:26 am

Seriously? This is what happens when you mess with people’s lives! Karma, I guess.


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