According to reports, disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar, was assaulted in prison by other inmates in the Arizona state prison where he’s currently serving a life sentence for sexual assault and child pornography charges.
According to court documents as obtained by Us Weekly, Nassar was assaulted within a couple of hours of being in the general population prison area.
The documents were filed on the 24th of July in Ingham County, Michigan, by Larry and his lawyers. The attorneys for Mr. Nassar placed much of the blame for Larry’s treatment in prison on Rosemarie Aquilina, who some criticized for making his trial exceedingly inappropriate.
During the court proceedings, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina allowed for each of the victims to stand up in court, and verbally berate the accused for several hours, something which is typically not allowed during a fair trial.
However, due to the heinousness of the crimes, public support for the treatment of Larry allowed for the trial to proceed in such a way, despite criticism that it was counter to the typical code of conduct.
According to Nassar’s lawyers, Marie allowed the court proceedings to “devolve into a free-for-all,” where speakers were given as much freedom as they wanted to “denigrate the defendant.”
They “ridiculed his constitutional rights,” and accused many different people of wrongdoings and crimes without official charges. The lawyer said that the judge’s comments and court proceedings seemed to encourage this kind of behavior.
According to Us Weekly, approximately 200 women accused Nassar of sexual abuse, beginning back in 1997. And nearly 150 of those women came together to accept an award at the 2018 ESPY Awards on the 18th of July.
Aly Raisman, one of the most vocal survivors of Nassar’s abuse, praised the judge Rosemarie Aquilina, for allowing them to get back him in a court of law.