Former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar was stabbed multiple times during an altercation at a federal prison in Florida, according to information from the AP news agency. He is in stable condition.
Nassar was stabbed in the back and chest during an argument on Sunday, the AP reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
The report did not provide further details. Representatives for Coleman Penitentiary in Florida did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
In 2018, Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing young gymnasts entrusted to his care.
The decision was announced by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, of the Ingham County Court, in the city of Lansing (Michigan), after seven days of trial.
“It is my honor to sentence you because you do not deserve to leave a prison ever again. In any place you walk, destruction would occur to the most vulnerable”, said the magistrate, who added: “I just signed your sentence of death”.
Nassar was accused of repeatedly abusing girls (from the age of six) and teenagers, under the pretext of giving them medical treatment. In November, during the process, he even admitted that he committed the crime against seven athletes.
However, a total of 156 women, including Olympic champions such as Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles, testified to how they were abused, some anonymously, others sending letters and videos to court, but most in attendance. in person to court to face Nassar face to face.