Sexual assault

Report finds Ohio State doctor sexually abused at least 177 students

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A report released on Friday found that Richard Strauss, a former athletic doctor at Ohio State University, sexually abused at least 177 students during his 20-year tenure, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

The big picture: The university's report, authored by law firm Perkins Cole, included interviews with more than 500 individuals and found school officials failed to act on complaints of Strauss' behavior as early as 1979. Strauss died in 2005.

Anita Hill: Sexual violence is a national crisis

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After a recent conversation between former Vice President Joe Biden and Anita Hill, she outlined a series of steps to help end sexual violence and berated the government for its handling of the misconduct in an opinion piece for the New York Times.

"If the Senate Judiciary Committee, led then by Mr. Biden, had done its job and held a hearing that showed that its members understood the seriousness of sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence, the cultural shift we saw in 2017 after #MeToo might have began in 1991 — with the support of the government."
— Anita Hill wrote a New York Times op-ed