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Suspected Larry Nassar attacker reportedly said lewd comment about women's Wimbledon match prompted stabbing

Jul 13, 2023

An inmate suspected of stabbing Larry Nassar says the disgraced ex-USA Gymnastics doctor provoked the attack by making a lewd comment while the two were watching a Wimbledon tennis match, the Associated Press reported.

The suspected attacker is 49-year-old Shane McMillan, who's serving time alongside Nassar at United States Penitentiary Coleman II, a high-security federal prison about 50 miles northwest of Orlando, Florida. A source told AP that McMillan told prison workers he attacked Nassar because Nassar said he wanted to see girls playing in a Wimbledon women’s match.

Nassar is sentenced to up to 175 years in prison after admitting to sexually assaulting girls while serving as the team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State gymnastics. At his sentencing hearing in 2018, 168 survivors detailed accounts of the abuse committed by Nassar. Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian and Jordyn Wieber are among the survivors who testified. Nassar was also convicted on separate child pornography charges and sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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