Larry Nassar, the controversial former team doctor of the American national gymnastics team, was stabbed several times with a sharp object in prison on Sunday.
He is currently in a stable condition in hospital.
One of his lungs did collapse after he was stabbed twice in the neck, twice in the back and six times in the chest during a fight with another prisoner.
In 2018, Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison for the molestation of about 330 young women – believed to be all involved with the national gymnastics team and Michigan State University – and to 60 years for child pornography.
He was found guilty of raping the women under the pretext of medical treatment.
His victims include Olympic champion Simone Biles.
During Nassar’s trial at the time, several gymnasts told the court in their victim impact statements that they informed their coaches of Nassar’s sexual abuse. However, it was never reported.
An investigation into the FBI’s handling of the scandal, published in 2021, found that the agency committed a series of missteps that led to Nassar’s abuse continuing for several months after the first case was filed.
The agency’s own watchdog later found the FBI ignored allegations about Nassar and made early mistakes in its investigation.
Several women who were sexually assaulted by Nassar, including Biles, eventually sued the FBI for $1 billion for mishandling credible sexual assault complaints.
Sources: BBC, SkyNews, NBC.