COLUMBUS, Ohio – About three dozen former students have joined a federal lawsuit alleging Ohio State University officials knew about and didn't stop a doctor accused of performing unnecessary genital exams on athletes and other young men decades ago.
The men alleging sexual misconduct by Richard Strauss in an amended complaint include ex-athletes and a student who worked for his off-campus medical office.
Ohio State has sought to have the case dismissed as time-barred by law but says it's not ignoring their allegations and is committed to finding the truth.
Strauss killed himself in 2005. His relatives have said they were shocked by the allegations raised this year.
A law firm conducting an outside investigation has heard from at least 145 ex-students sharing firsthand accounts of misconduct by Strauss between 1979 and 1997.