The ongoing investigation into former Ohio State University doctor Richard Strauss includes allegations of sexual abuse under the guise of medical examination affecting hundreds of men including athletes across 14 sports, students, and non-students spanning decades. These horrifying stories of abuse reflect not only the depravity of a sexual predator who preyed upon those entrusted to his care, but the years of institutional indifference and betrayal by the University, which was notified of these allegations, and failed to investigate or prevent further abuse.
Ohio State is now using a legal loophole to escape responsibility for these atrocious acts upon innocent students. You can help these sexually abused students by lobbying your legislator to change the arbitrary time limits that are being used by the University. Remember, Ohio State gave Dr. Strauss access to these victims. Ohio State refused to take action when it learned what he was doing. Don’t allow Ohio State to walk away from its responsibility to right a wrong.
A narrow window of opportunity is necessary to provide these courageous sexual abuse survivors their day in court to obtain justice and encourage lasting change so this never happens again.