COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Medical Board says a judge shouldn’t let Ohio State University publicly share information from an old board investigation involving a team doctor accused of decades-old sexual misconduct.
In a court filing Tuesday, the board says its records on the investigation involving Richard Strauss are confidential under state law. It says Ohio State’s lawyers received the information under a legal exemption and are required to keep it secret.
A law firm is investigating allegations about Strauss for Ohio State. The school plans to make the findings public and is seeking permission to include information about the old investigation .
The medical board argues such disclosure would undermine witnesses’ trust and its future investigations.
Over 150 alumni allege misconduct by Strauss. He killed himself in 2005.