Nov 8, 2019

STRAUSS UPDATE


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 AS PLAINTIFFS IN THE MATTER. 
FORTY-THREE PLAINTIFFS FILED A NEW CASE YESTERDAY, INCLUDING A WRESTLER ALLEGING RICHARD STRAUSS RAPED HIM AND TWO MEN ALLEGING THEY WERE SEXUALLY ABUSED IN EXAMS WHILE VISITING CAMPUS AT AGE 14 OR 15. ONE SAYS STRAUSS THREATENED HIM WITH A SCALPEL. TWO MEN SAY STRAUSS TOUCHED THEM INAPPROPRIATELY WHEN THEY WERE WRESTLING REFEREES IN THE 1990S. ANOTHER SAYS HE SAW STRAUSS FONDLE A PLAYER FROM AN OPPOSING TEAM WHO CAME IN WITH A TOE INFECTION. OHIO STATE HAS APOLOGIZED FOR NOT STOPPING STRAUSS DESPITE COMPLAINTS BUT ARGUES IT'S TOO LATE FOR LEGAL CLAIMS.
THE LAWSUITS ARE IN MEDIATION.

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