Disgraced former US gymnastics doctor attacked by inmates

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Disgraced former Gymnastics Doctor, Larry Nassar was reportedly attacked by inmates at the high-security Arizona prison where he is currently serving 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting more than 150 women and girls while serving as a doctor for Michigan State University and Team USA gymnastics.

According to TMZ, attorney Jacqueline McCann filed court documents alleging that Nassar was assaulted in May, mere hours after being released into the general population at the United States Penitentiary in Tucson, Arizona.

The report claimed that Nassar suffered injuries in the attack but didn’t specify the nature of the assault.

In the court documents, his attorney blamed Nassar’s attack on Rosemarie Aquilina, the judge who handed the disgraced doctor his sentencing, claiming the way she oversaw the proceedings empowered inmates to attack him.

He also added, that “Unfortunately, Judge Aquilina’s comments and conducting of the sentencing proceeding appeared to encourage this type of behavior,” McCann writes in the documents.

Back in January, Larry Nassar was sentenced to a minimum of 40 years and maximum of 175 years in prison for sexually abusing more than 150 women and girls.

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