Disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State sports physician Larry Nassar reportedly is in stable condition after being stabbed multiple times at a federal prison in Florida.
The incident involved another inmate and occurred Sunday at the Federal Correctional Complex Coleman, NBC News reported.
Joe Rojas, the president of the union that represents employees at the complex, told NBC that Nassar was stabbed six times in the chest, twice in the back and twice in the neck. He also suffered a collapsed lung but was listed in stable condition, Rojas said.
The Bureau of Prisons issued a statement confirming the assault of an inmate at the United States Penitentiary Coleman II, in Sumterville, Fla., but didn’t mention Nassar by name.
“Responding staff immediately initiated life-saving measures,” the statement read. “Staff requested Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and life-saving efforts continued.”
Nassar, 59, was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison on child pornography charges in 2017 and sentenced to an additional 40 to 175 years in 2018 for sexually assaulting gymnasts. In February 2018, he received an additional sentence of 40 to 125 years in Michigan state prison after pleading guilty to three counts of sexual assault.
Nassar was transferred to the federal facility in Florida after being attacked at a prison in Tucson, Ariz., in July 2018 within hours of being placed in the general population.
Nassar’s crimes occurred over more than two decades while he was working for Michigan State and for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics.
More than 100 women, including Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, filed a lawsuit in June 2022 seeking more than $1 billion from the federal government, alleging that the FBI failed to stop Nassar when they learned of allegations against him in 2015. He was not arrested until more than a year later by Michigan State University police.
In May 2018, Michigan State agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by Nassar.
In December 2021, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee agreed to a $380 million settlement with more than 500 victims.
–Field Level Media