5 more former students sue Ohio State, claiming abuse by doctor

5 more former students sue Ohio State, claiming abuse by doctor
Dr. Richard Strauss

COLUMBUS — Five more former Ohio State University students have sued the school, claiming they were abused by a former university physician and team doctor.

Three of the plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit filed Friday say they were wrestlers and two sought treatment at a university health center, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

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All five are named as “John Does” to protect their identities, and allege they were fondled and asked inappropriate questions during examinations by the late Dr. Richard Strauss, who worked at the university from 1978 to 1998, the Dispatch reported.

Strauss killed himself in California in 2005 at age 67.

Ohio State hired a law firm to investigate the allegations of abuse by Strauss. According to a report from the Columbus Dispatch, a university spokesman said Saturday that Ohio State is reviewing the latest lawsuit.