Ohio State urged to implement institutional changes along with compensation for Dr. Strauss victims

Posted in Ohio State on March 25, 2020

Following Ohio State’s announcement that it would move to compensate nearly half of the Dr. Strauss individuals who filed claims, attorneys representing 85 survivors from a class action lawsuit are vowing to continue fighting for both compensation and institutional reform.

“It’s not just about compensation: we believe Ohio State must implement institutional changes to ensure this never happens again,” attorney Rex Sharp said.

“We’re pleased Ohio State has settled with a small group of individual abuse victims who apparently valued their claims differently than our victims. We continue to insist on full compensation for our victims, all of whom suffered extreme sexual abuse and life-altering trauma at the hands of Dr. Richard Strauss,” attorney Stephen Estey said.

As the only group that has filed a class action lawsuit against OSU, the legal team is also seeking a financial recovery on behalf of victims who are not yet ready to come forward. The number of victims may number over 1,000.

“We’re calling on OSU to negotiate fairly and in good faith on behalf of our clients and all the other victims in this ongoing case,” attorney Robert Allard said.

Survivors of Dr. Strauss sexual abuse are encouraged to call the class action legal team at (800) 474-5201. All consultations are free and 100% confidential. Victims of Dr. Strauss also can choose to remain anonymous if they wish to join fellow alumni in holding Ohio State accountable.

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