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Ohio State Doctor's Abuse Was 'Open Secret,' Report Says

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 5:29 PM EDT) -- A report by Perkins Coie LLP on allegations that a now-deceased Ohio State University sports doctor sexually abused and harassed student-athletes for decades concluded that the abuse was an “open secret” that involved at least 177 men but failed to spur action by the school.

In a 232-page report released to the public Wednesday, Perkins Coie said its yearlong investigation into the allegations against Dr. Richard Strauss gathered 177 firsthand accounts of sexual abuse from the 20 years he spent with the university. The firm concluded that university personnel began hearing reports of misconduct within a year of his hiring but failed...

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