Ohio State rejects mediators from other sex misconduct cases


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Men alleging Ohio State ignored or failed to stop sexual misconduct by a team doctor are recommending their lawsuits be handled by one of the mediation teams used in nationally known cases involving Michigan State and Penn State.

But Ohio State says it won’t agree to that because the handling of those cases led to controversy. The university is recommending that a former federal judge or a federal appeals court mediator be used instead in the two lawsuits against it.

They were brought by dozens of the 150-plus men who say they experienced sexual misconduct by Dr. Richard Strauss during his two decades at the school, mostly in the 1980s and 90’s.

A law firm is investigating for the university.

Strauss died in 2005. No one has publicly defended him.

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