In a go well with filed Monday, 4 John Does — previously part of the wrestling group — allege they have been “sexually assaulted, battered, molested, and/or harassed” by the group physician within the 1990s, in keeping with the lawsuit.
One plaintiff claims this occurred within the late 1980s and 1990s throughout roughly 50 bodily examinations.
In its authorized argument for the college’s culpability, the go well with claims that “an acceptable particular person” of OSU “inside the which means of Title IX, together with however not restricted to, former Athletic Director and Assistant College Vice President Andy Geiger and former head wrestling coach Russell Hellickson, had precise and/or constructive discover of sexual assault, battery, molestation, and harassment dedicated by Dr. Strauss and the opposite sexual predators, as described herein this criticism.”
The lawsuit alleges in the course of the 1994-95 season that two wrestlers met with Geiger and complained concerning the voyeuristic and lewd conduct of males within the locker room and sauna. The go well with says Geiger promised to look into the scenario. “However OSU did nothing,”
The go well with seeks compensation for damages in an quantity to be decided at trial for one depend of violating Title IX and one depend civil rights due course of violations.
Ohio State on Tuesday night stated it stays “actively dedicated to uncovering what could have occurred and what college leaders on the time could have recognized” about Strauss’ alleged actions.
“We’re conscious of stories that people on the college didn’t reply appropriately throughout that period. These allegations are troubling and are a essential focus of the present investigation,” the college stated in a press release.
A second lawsuit filed Tuesday says Strauss posed a “substantial danger of sexual abuse, harassment and molestation to the younger male student-patients who sought remedy by way of OSU.”
The nameless wrestler who filed the go well with says he was inappropriately touched and sexually harassed whereas receiving care from Strauss on a number of events, in keeping with the lawsuit. He wrestled for OSU from 1982 to 1984.
OSU stated it’s reviewing the litigation.
Neither Hellickson, Geiger, or Jordan are named as defendants.
CNN has reached out to Hellickson for remark and can be reaching out to Geiger.
In response to that go well with, Bohonyi “demanded oral intercourse” from a feminine diver who was a scholar at Indiana College on the time. It claims Bohonyi “pressured her to commerce intercourse for diving teaching.”
One other diver says she was 16 when Bohonyi started to sexually abuse her in 2014.
“Instantly upon studying of the allegations concerning a dive membership member in 2014 in opposition to Will Bohonyi, the college positioned him on administrative depart and opened an administrative investigation,” OSU stated in a press release.
The college stated it additionally notified Franklin County Kids Providers, college police and USA Diving on the time.
CNN’s Scott McLean, Linh Tran, Hollie Silverman, Carolyn Sung, Dakin Andone, Janet DiGiacomo and Madison Park contributed to this report.