$41M Settlement By Ohio State Covers 162 Of Doctor’s Accusers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University will pay about $41 million to settle a dozen lawsuits by 162 men alleging

FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. Investigators say over 100 male students were sexually abused by Strauss who died in 2005. The university released findings Friday, May 17, 2019, from a law firm that investigated claims about Richard Strauss for the school. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
FILE – Dr. Richard Strauss (Ohio State University via AP, File)

decades-old sexual abuse and mistreatment by a team doctor, Richard Strauss.

The school previously announced a settlement had been reached with about half of the roughly 350 accusers who sued, but details on the cost weren’t made public until Friday.

Individual payments will vary. Scores more men still have pending lawsuits over school officials’ failure to stop Strauss despite concerns raised during his tenure.

The doctor died in 2005. No one has publicly defended him since the allegations arose two years ago.