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Tue May 18, 2021, 02:16 AM

Dozens more men sue Ohio State over doc's sexual misconduct

Source: Associated Press

KANTELE FRANKO,
Associated Press
May 17, 2021
Updated: May 17, 2021 8:44 p.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dozens more men are suing Ohio State over the university’s failure to stop sexual abuse and misconduct decades ago by team doctor Richard Strauss.

They echo claims filed previously by over 400 men, many of whom allege they were groped during required medical exams or while seeking treatment for unrelated ailments. New claims from at least 41 plaintiffs were filed in two federal lawsuits on Friday and one on Monday, which marked two years since a report from a law firm investigation concluded university employees were aware of concerns about Strauss as early as 1979 but didn’t stop him.

“With this suit, plaintiffs seek to hold OSU accountable for its failures, and to ensure that something like this can never happen again,” lawyers wrote in one of the new cases.

Strauss, who died in 2005, has been accused of abusing young men throughout his two decades at the school.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/article/Dozens-more-men-sue-Ohio-State-over-doc-s-sexual-16183267.php



Memory refresher:

Ohio State team doctor sexually abused 177 students over decades, report finds



This undated file photo shows a photo of Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. (Ohio State University via AP, File) (Uncredited/AP)
By
Rick Maese
May 17, 2019 at 6:27 p.m. CDT

An Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from 1979 to 1996, and school officials failed to take appropriate action despite being aware of numerous reports of the physician’s misconduct over the 17-year period, according to an investigative report released Friday.

The abuse included athletes from at least 15 sports and encompassed other students who saw physician Richard Strauss at the school’s student health center and an off-campus clinic.

According to the report, the school “had knowledge” of sexually abusive treatment from Strauss as early as 1979, “but reports about Strauss' conduct were not elevated beyond the Athletics Department or Student Health until 1996.”

The report found male students regularly complained “that Strauss routinely performed excessive — and seemingly medically unnecessary — genital exams, regardless of the medical condition the student-patients presented.”

. . .

While some former Ohio State wrestlers have publicly said that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) must have known about the abuse during Jordan’s tenure as an assistant wrestling coach from 1987 to 1995, the report doesn’t mention Jordan by name.

More:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/05/17/ohio-state-team-doctor-sexually-abused-students-over-decades-report-finds/

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Judi Lynn May 18 OP
Comfortably_Numb May 18 #1
irisblue May 18 #2
Comfortably_Numb May 18 #3
irisblue May 18 #4
Marthe48 May 18 #9
Botany May 18 #5
Wuddles440 May 18 #7
Comfortably_Numb May 18 #8
Marthe48 May 18 #10
Botany May 18 #11
AngryOldDem May 18 #12
Prof. Toru Tanaka May 18 #14
Botany May 18 #16
Historic NY May 18 #6
FakeNoose May 18 #13
Mysterian May 18 #15

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 06:00 AM

1. Gym Jordan has joined the chat.

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Response to Comfortably_Numb (Reply #1)

Tue May 18, 2021, 07:03 AM

2. and he keeps getting re-elected, by large margins in the Ohio 4th

source- his wiki page, electoral history

2018...General Jordan 164,640 65.41% Janet Garrett D 87,061 34.59%

2020... General R 235,875 67.85% Shannon Freshour D 101,897 29.31%


near a quarter million people in Ohio think he's an acceptable human being.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #2)

Tue May 18, 2021, 07:25 AM

3. And that speaks volumes about them, just as much as it does hym.

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Response to Comfortably_Numb (Reply #3)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:03 AM

4. Yes it does the sickness of the soul/heart/mind is spreading.

similar to the Georgia 14th.

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Response to Comfortably_Numb (Reply #3)

Tue May 18, 2021, 09:55 AM

9. I'm in Ohio

I contributed to the Dems' campaigns, even if I can't vote for them. I am sick of the r'd being chosen by their party to represent their districts. I casn't name an r weho isn't venal, crooked, perverted, stupid or all of the above.

When the election comes around again, I will contribute to the Dems. However, I hope by then that jordan, like the scab he is, drops off the political body.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #2)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:03 AM

5. Jordan's district

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:17 AM

7. Known as the "duck district"...

and one of the most gerrymandered in the U.S.

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Response to Wuddles440 (Reply #7)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:39 AM

8. Apparently you go door to door hunting magats to find enough to keep that asswipe in office.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Tue May 18, 2021, 10:41 AM

10. Ohio's districts are unconstitutional

and were mandated by a court to be redrawn. r's are in charge and said they couldn't do it by 2020 election. The districts are now supposed to be redrawn by 2022, but I haven't heard that there is any action. I imagine that the crooked r's will put it off again and again, and we'll have scum like jordan forever.

I wish someone would sue the State of Ohio about the gerrymandering.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #10)

Tue May 18, 2021, 11:00 AM

11. "Ohio's districts are unconstitutional."

Yes, thanx to the Koch Brothers and ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council)
who draw up those districts. In 2012 Obama won the state comfortably and Sherrod
Brown won his senate race by 10 to 12 points (aka more democrats voted) but 12 of
the 15 congressional races were won by republicans.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Tue May 18, 2021, 11:04 AM

12. Came here to mention that.

Gym owes it all to gerrymandering.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Tue May 18, 2021, 12:05 PM

14. holy shit!


the path that district follows is as crooked as Jordan.

Notice how the district neatly sidesteps the urban areas of Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo.

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Response to Prof. Toru Tanaka (Reply #14)

Tue May 18, 2021, 01:35 PM

16. And Dayton and the area of Mansfield where "those black people live" too.

This is my district OH's 12th .... It neatly goes around any black populations in Columbus but still
has a finger into Columbus so Mary Jo Kilroy's (D Congress Critter & friend) house is included.

It too skips the western part of Mansfield where black people live.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:13 AM

6. Looks like Gym Jordon is going to be spending time in court.....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 11:20 AM

13. Admin leaders of OSU must be held accountable

Whether or not Jim Jordan knew about Strauss, in any case he didn't have the authority to investigate or fire Dr. Strauss. The university administration did, and they didn't do the job.

We learned the same thing at Penn State with the Gerry Sandusky case. People who knew what he was doing, looked the other way. It's not right and it cannot continue. The example must be made now. If that includes Jim Jordan then so be it, but at that time he wasn't in charge.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 12:18 PM

15. The truth will out, Jim Jordan

Rest assured, the truth will out.

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