Ohio State Reviewing Donations Made by Jeffrey Epstein

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Ohio State University is reviewing donations made by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, in light of the newest allegations against him.

The university released a statement Tuesday, saying Epstein made a $1,000 donation to the Wexner Center for the Arts membership Fund in 1990.

There was also a partial fulfillment of a 5-million dollar pledge in 2005 to support the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The COUQ Foundation, which is reported to be Epstein's private foundation, anonymously donated $2.5 million to the university in May 2007. The Leslie H. Wexner Charitable Fund made an additional $2.5 million gift in 2007.

Those gifts together were applied to the naming of the Les Wexner Football Complex.

Earlier this week, Les Wexner, Founder and CEO of L Brands, sent a letter to company associates denouncing his past relationship with Epstein. Wexner says he cut ties with Epstein 12 years ago, after Epstein served as Wexner's money manager for years.

Ohio State, meanwhile, is conducting a complete review of the giving history of Epstein to the university, adding they will take additional action if appropriate.

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