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Judge Unpauses Litigation Over Sex Abuse By Ohio State Doctor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — 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. More than 350 men sued the school for failing to stop Richard Strauss during the late doctor’s tenure, but much… Read More

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Ohio State Reaches Settlements with Half of Richard Strauss Accusers

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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. Officials said in press release Friday that the school has settled with plaintiffs in 11 of the 18 lawsuits, which accuse the school of knowing about and ignoring decades of abuse by… Read More

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New Suit Claims Ohio State Doc Raped Wrestler, Abused Minors

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The latest federal lawsuit against Ohio State over two decades of alleged sexual abuse by a now-deceased team doctor means nearly 300 men are listed plaintiffs in the matter. Forty-three plaintiffs filed a new case Thursday, including a wrestler alleging Richard Strauss raped him and two men alleging they were sexually… Read More

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Talks Resume in Lawsuits Over Sex Abuse by Ohio State Doctor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers are resuming mediation toward a potential settlement in lawsuits against Ohio State by men who collectively allege two decades of sexual misconduct by a now-deceased team doctor. Nearly 250 men are plaintiffs in about a dozen lawsuits against the university over its mishandling of Richard Strauss. The plaintiffs’ lawyers say… Read More

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Ohio State Shares New Crime Data on Doc, Task Force Details

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 1,500 instances of decades-old sexual misconduct by a now-deceased Ohio State team doctor were reported last year and this year, the university disclosed Tuesday. It also revealed that the members of its new task force to help address sexual misconduct on college campuses include experts, such as the man who… Read More

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Ohio Medical Board Failed To Act On Evidence Of Abuse By Richard Strauss

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The Ohio Medical Board had credible evidence of sexual misconduct by longtime Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss in 1996 but didn’t inform law enforcement, a review by a state working group found. Gov. Mike DeWine established the working group in May specifically to review State Medical Board records from a 1996 investigation into Strauss, which ultimately resulted… Read More

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Did Board Properly Handle Investigation of Accused Doctor?

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials plan to share findings about whether the State Medical Board properly handled a 1996 investigation involving an Ohio State University team doctor now accused of sexually abusing young men for two decades before that investigation. Findings on the handling of the investigation will be provided Friday. The investigation details have remained… Read More

Ex-trainer Sues Ohio State Over Sexual Misconduct by Doctor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A former Ohio State student athletic trainer has joined ex-athletes and other alumni alleging the university knew about and should have stopped the team doctor now accused of sexually abusing young men throughout two decades there. Michael Heifferon’s lawsuit this week cites two instances when he sought medical treatment from Dr…. Read More

Ex-Students Want Ohio State to Answer for Abuse

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Update 12:52 p.m. Former Ohio State University students who say they were sexually abused by a campus doctor say it’s time for administrators to take responsibility. Results from a yearlong investigation released Friday say that the doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students and that numerous university personnel at the time knew about complaints…. Read More

Ohio State Loses Bid for Release of Medical Board Info

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal judge says it’s not up to him to decide whether Ohio State University can publicly share information from an old medical board investigation involving a team doctor accused of decades-old sexual misconduct. A law firm is investigating allegations about the late Richard Strauss for Ohio State. The school plans… Read More

Medical Board: Info on Doctor Investigation Must Stay Secret

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Medical Board says a judge shouldn’t let Ohio State University publicly share information from an old board investigation involving a team doctor accused of decades-old sexual misconduct. In a court filing Tuesday, the board says its records on the investigation involving Richard Strauss are confidential under state law. It… Read More