A disgraced sports activities physician who sexually assaulted gymnasts – together with Olympic medallists – has been stabbed a number of occasions in jail.
Larry Nassar was knifed throughout an altercation with one other inmate at a federal jail in Florida on Sunday, sources acquainted with the matter instructed the AP information company.
The 59-year-old, who in accordance with one of many sources was stabbed within the again and within the chest, was reported to be in a secure situation.
Nassar, a former physician for USA Gymnastics, was convicted and sentenced to upwards of 300 years in jail in 2018 after being accused of abuse by greater than 250 athletes – together with Olympic champion Simone Biles.
He was sentenced in federal court docket in 2017 to 60 years in jail on separate fees of possessing little one intercourse abuse materials.
The next 12 months, he was sentenced to as much as 175 years and as much as 125 years, respectively, in two separate Michigan courts for molesting feminine gymnasts below his care.
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Throughout sufferer impression statements in 2018, a number of athletes instructed the court docket that over the course of Nassar’s greater than 20 years of sexual abuse they’d instructed adults what was taking place, together with coaches and athletic trainers, however that it went unreported.
In December 2021, the victims of Nassar reached a settlement of virtually $400m (£302.7m) with USA Gymnastics (USAG), the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and insurers after a five-year authorized battle.
The settlement settlement lined claims introduced by Olympic gold medallists together with Biles, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney – all of whom are among the many former physician’s most high-profile victims of sexual abuse.
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