Sexual Abuse at Ohio State

Stories about ongoing investigations into sexual abuse at The Ohio State University.

A group of former Ohio State University students accusing Dr. Richard Strauss of abuse say the recent independent report leaves many questions unanswered.

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A Dayton attorney is preparing to file yet another lawsuit against The Ohio State University over alleged abuse by former team doctor Richard Strauss.

Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine reviews his prepared comments ahead of a primary election night event, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.
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Gov. Mike DeWine has signed an executive order establishing a group to look into how the State Medical Board handled allegations of sexual abuse by former Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss. 

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An attorney preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who claim they were sexually abused by a team physician told The Associated Press on Saturday that most of those clients were football players from the school's storied program, including some who went on to play in the NFL.

Brian Garrett at his home in Powell, Ohio. Garrett is one of the lead plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Ohio State.
Mike Householder / Associated Press

An independent report says The Ohio State University officials heard complaints of sexual abuse by former team doctor Richard Strauss as early as 1979 and failed to properly act.

The Ohio State University failed to properly respond to evidence of sexual abuse by team doctor Richard Strauss for almost two decades, according to a redacted investigative report released Friday.

A group of former Ohio State students detail their stories of alleged sexual abuse by Richard Strauss, a longtime sports doctor, before the Ohio State Board of Trustees on November 16.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

A state representative has filed a measure aimed at holding Ohio State University more accountable as alleged victims of former team doctor Richard Strauss head to court.

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Ohio State University asked a judge Wednesday for permission to publicly share information about a confidential state medical board investigation involving the team doctor accused of decades-old sexual misconduct against more than 150 former students.

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A year after Ohio State announced an investigation into allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct by a team doctor, his accusers are still waiting for the findings.

The Ohio State University President Michael Drake speaks during a vigil Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, following an attack on campus the previous day.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Ohio State University President Michael Drake says the sexual misconduct investigation into former Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss is on schedule, and that the university will release the full report when it's completed.

A group of former Ohio State students detail their stories of alleged sexual abuse by Richard Strauss, a longtime sports doctor, before the Ohio State Board of Trustees on November 16.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

A senior federal judge from Cincinnati will handle the mediation of two lawsuits filed against Ohio State by scores of men alleging the university ignored or failed to stop decades of sexual misconduct by a now-deceased team doctor.

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A federal court will decide the mediator of two class action lawsuits against The Ohio State University, which claim the school ignored or failed to stop sexual misconduct by a longtime team doctor.

A group of former Ohio State students detail their stories of alleged sexual abuse by Richard Strauss, a longtime sports doctor, before the Ohio State Board of Trustees on November 16.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

The Ohio State University and former students are clashing over who should mediate a decades-spanning sexual abuse case.

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The State Medical Board has acknowledged for the first time that it has confidential records about a complaint investigation involving Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss who is accused of widespread sexual misconduct against students decades ago.

Brian Garrett at his home in Powell, Ohio. Garrett is one of the lead plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Ohio State.
Mike Householder / Associated Press

Two former students who say they suffered abuse at the hands of former Ohio State physician Richard Strauss are calling on the university to enter mediation.

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