Larry Nassar, a former doctor for the USA gymnastics team, was stabbed while he was incarcerated. According to a source, Nassar was stabbed six times on Sunday afternoon in the back and neck. He has “substantial injuries,” according to one source, including what seems to be a collapsed lung.
Two people with knowledge of the matter state that he is in a stable condition. At the United States Penitentiary Coleman II, a maximum security federal facility in Florida, one inmate was allegedly assaulted on Sunday, but no one else was hurt, according to the Bureau of Prisons.
According to a source, authorities have named at least one suspect, a fellow prisoner, and are investigating the evidence, including video footage, to see if anyone else was involved. A source briefed on the probe said that the staff people who were watching over Nassar were putting in extra hours. The insider claimed that the Bureau of Prisons’ staffing issues were partially to blame for this.
According to a source acquainted with the case, Nassar was held in a unit with all prisoners who had been found guilty of sexual assault. Nassar was found guilty on both state and federal crimes related to the sex abuse of USA gymnastics team members. At USP Coleman, he is currently completing sentences that total hundreds of years.
According to their legal team, gymnasts and other victims of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who was found guilty of numerous counts of sexual assault of minors as well as other charges, said they intend to file a number of tort claims against the Justice Department and the FBI on Wednesday for a combined total of about $1 billion.
Gymnast Maggie Nichols, a member of Team USA and an NCAA champion, claimed in a statement that “the FBI knew that Larry Nassar was a danger to children when his abuse of me was first reported in September of 2015”. “They cooperated with USA Gymnastics and the USOPC for 421 days to keep this knowledge secret, allowing Nassar to continue abusing young women and girls. It is time for the FBI to face consequences.