Federal Judge Rejects Amended Complaint in Ohio State Sexual Assault Case

A federal judge overseeing a sexual assault lawsuit against The Ohio State University (OSU) has denied the plaintiffs’ motion to amend the complaint for the time being, stating that the parties need to focus on mediation.

Hundreds of former athletes and others have filed lawsuits against OSU, alleging that university doctor Richard Strauss, now deceased, sexually abused or assaulted them. In May 2019, law firm Perkins Coie LLP released an investigative report concluding that Strauss sexually abused at least 177 men during his tenure at …

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Public Backlash Major Influence in CFL Sacking of Art Briles

After public backlash, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a Canadian Football League team, backtracked on its decision to hire former Baylor football coach Art Briles. Briles had been fired from Baylor University in May 2016 after an investigation revealed that the university mishandled sexual assault allegations against football players.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats CEO cited an underestimated “tsunami of negativity” from fans and the media, mainly in the U.S., as the main reason the hiring decision was quickly reversed the same day. The CEO also stated he believed …

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Former Stanford University Swimming Star Banned by USA Swimming for Life

On June 10, 2016, USA Swimming, the national governing body of competitive swimming, banned ex-Stanford University swimmer, Brock Turner from its membership for life, in response to Turner’s recent criminal sentence convicting him of sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated female.

In January of 2015, Turner sexually assaulted an unconscious female on the University’s campus. According to the court report, Turner had only met his victim minutes before the event, at a fraternity party. Turner and the woman left the party and began kissing on …

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