Sex offender Larry Nassar repeatedly stabbed in prison fight
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In a Florida prison, Larry Nassar, a former doctor for the US national gymnastics team, was stabbed at least ten times.

Another inmate attacked Nassar, who is serving up to 175 years for molesting gymnasts.

According to reports, he has a collapsed lung and is hospitalized in a stable condition.

An athlete was sexually assaulted by the 59-year-old, and child pornography was found in his possession. The number of accusers has risen to hundreds.

A prison union leader told CBS News, the BBC’s US partner, that Nassar was stabbed six times in the chest, twice in the neck and twice in the back during the attack.

Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed an inmate was assaulted at United States Penitentiary Coleman in Florida on Sunday at 14:35 EST (18:35 GMT).

BBC News reported that responding staff immediately initiated lifesaving measures. A local hospital treated and evaluated the inmate.

The incident led to an internal investigation, and no staff or inmates were injured, according to the statement.

While working with USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, Nassar admitted to sexually assaulting athletes.

A total of 330 women and girls at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University have accused Nassar of sexual abuse.

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McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Simone Biles all testified about being abused by Nassar.

Several young athletes said they had complained to coaches and doctors about the abuse but were dismissed.

Olympic athletes say the system failed them

In a 2021 investigation into the FBI’s handling of Nassar’s abuse, the agency made a number of mistakes, including delays and cover-ups, which allowed Nassar’s abuse to continue for a number of months after the case was opened.

During the FBI’s investigation into Nassar, its own watchdog found that the FBI ignored allegations about him and made early mistakes.

As a result of the FBI’s mishandling of credible complaints of sexual assault, several women who have been sexually assaulted by Nassar have sued the agency for $1bn (£783m).

A $380m settlement has been reached between USA Gymnastics and Nassar’s victims, while a $500m settlement was reached between Michigan State and Nassar’s survivors.

Earlier this year, Michigan’s Supreme Court rejected his final appeal, which argued that the judge overseeing his case had made comments that merited a fresh trial.

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina called Nassar a “monster” at his sentencing and told him: “I just signed your death warrant.”