Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against OSU Over Dr. Strauss

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Ohio State University is now facing a class-action lawsuit regarding the alleged activity of former Athletics Physician Dr. Richard Strauss.

The action has been taken by four different law firms across the country, representing numerous former student-athletes, claiming the University failed to protect students from the alleged sexual abuse by the Doctor.

The university has an independent investigator looking into Dr. Strauss's activity, with the doctor employed in some fashion by the university from the late-1970's to the late 1990's. Dr. Strauss died in 2005.

The victims claim the abuse came during physical exams conducted by Dr. Strauss, who worked at one time for the university's wrestling, track and field, and swimming and diving teams.

The lawsuit says the former Athletic Director Andy Geiger, and others, failed to take appropriate action to prevent Strauss from performing those alleged acts.

ABC-6 previously asked Geiger about Dr. Strauss, and Geiger claimed he never knew who he was.

The lawsuit also asks other alleged victims to come forward.

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