Sexual Abuse At Ohio State

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Stories about ongoing investigations into sexual abuse at The Ohio State University, including continuing coverage of accusations against longtime team doctor Richard Strauss. More reporting on Strauss is available here.

Dr. Richard Strauss
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Some of the men alleging decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor are asking the NCAA and Big Ten conference to investigate the university and force changes to protect student-athletes in the future.

Dr. Richard Strauss
Associated Press

The Ohio State University has reached $5.8 million in settlements with 23 more men who say they were sexually abused by former team doctor Richard Strauss.

Dr. Richard Strauss
Associated Press

A court reviewer says Ohio State University violated state public records law by intentionally withholding old documents from one of the men alleging decades-old sexual misconduct by a school doctor.

The Ohio State University campus sign
Angie Wang / Associated Press

The State Medical Board has set a January 6, 2021 hearing to examine the conduct of a doctor who led Ohio State University’s Student Health Services during the tenure of Richard Strauss, who has been accused of sexual abuse by hundreds of former students.

Steven Snyder-Hill, who claims he was abused by former Ohio State team doctor Richard Strauss, is now a lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the school.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

A newly-unsealed complaint reveals many Ohio State University administrators took steps to conceal former team doctor Richard Strauss’ abuse of male students and athletes.

Dr. Richard Strauss
Associated Press

Ohio State will pay roughly $41 million to sexual abuse survivors who came forward with allegations against a former team doctor. 

Dr. Richard Strauss
Associated Press

A federal judge has partly unpaused litigation against Ohio State University over decades-old sexual abuse by a team doctor, while noting mediation toward possible settlements should continue as the lawsuits proceed.

Dr. Richard Strauss
Associated Press

Ohio State University announced that it’s reached a monetary settlement with some of the men who have alleged sexual abuse by longtime doctor Richard Strauss. The size of that settlement has yet to be determined.

The Ohio State University campus sign
Angie Wang / Associated Press

Ohio State University’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution Thursday that would allow a prompt payment of any settlement with accusers of team doctor Richard Strauss.

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

After months of mediation failed to produce a settlement, some of the men suing Ohio State University over decades-old sexual abuse are asking a judge to let their litigation resume.

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Crystal Brown, left, comforts her 15-year-old daughter Josephine Brown-Walker as she talks about her EdChoice voucher, which allows her to attend a Christian high school in Columbus.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Parents waiting to learn if their child will qualify for vouchers to help cover the cost of private school are caught in limbo.

On Wednesday, the Ohio Senate rejected a House plan that would replace performance-based EdChoice vouchers with income-based vouchers. The Senate plan would keep 420 schools on EdChoice, while expanding income-based vouchers to 300 percent of the federal poverty level.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, arrives for a deposition with Peter Strzok, the FBI agent facing criticism following a series of anti-Trump text messages, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Another person has accused Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) of ignoring alleged abuse by former Ohio State team doctor Richard Strauss.

Dr. Richard Strauss
Associated Press

An Ohio House committee is resuming hearings on a proposal to enable survivors to sue Ohio State University over decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss. 

House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) and House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) unveil new cameras installed in a committee room in March.
Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder is clarifying comments he made about legislation related to the the Richard Strauss scandal at Ohio State.

Dr. Richard Strauss
Associated Press

An Ohio House committee reacted quickly Monday to a scathing statement issued by Speaker Larry Householder about inaction on a bill to let people sue Ohio State University over claims of decades-old sexual abuse by a team doctor.

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