Sexual abuse

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. The University of Michigan said Wednesday, May 13, 2020, that it is seeking to remove a law firm it hired to handle lawsuits following hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse by Anderson, a sports doctor who worked at the school for decades. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan via AP)
May 13, 2020 - 2:49 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan said Wednesday that it is seeking to remove a law firm it hired to handle lawsuits following hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse by Dr. Robert Anderson, a sports doctor who worked at the school for decades. It's the second time the university...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. A judge dismissed criminal charges Wednesday May 13, 2020 against former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon arising from Nassar's sexual assault scandal. Simon was ordered to trial last year on charges that she lied to police about her knowledge of a sexual misconduct complaint against Nassar, who was a campus doctor and now is serving decades in prison. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
May 13, 2020 - 1:47 pm
A judge’s dismissal of criminal charges against former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon is the latest development from the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal that has rocked the school. Simon was ordered to trial last year on charges that she lied to police about her knowledge of...
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FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. Ohio State University will pay about $41 million to settle a dozen lawsuits by 162 men alleging decades-old sexual abuse and mistreatment by a team doctor, Richard Strauss. The school previously announced a settlement had been reached with about half of the roughly 350 accusers who sued, but details on the cost weren't made public until Friday, May 8, 2020.. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
May 08, 2020 - 6:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University will pay about $41 million to settle a dozen lawsuits by 162 men alleging decades-old sexual abuse and mistreatment by a team doctor, Richard Strauss. About 350 former athletes and other men had sued the school for failing to stop the late doctor despite...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Gayle Benson, widow of NFL New Orleans Saints and NBA New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson, walks down the steps to receive his casket with New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond for visitation at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. Aymond, who knew the couple separately before they married in 2004, has become almost a part of the team, thought by some to bring the beloved Saints help from a higher power. Aymond was there to eulogize Tom Benson as a “New Orleans saint on Earth” and walk side by side with Gayle in the funeral procession. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
May 05, 2020 - 4:30 pm
A bankruptcy filing by New Orleans’ Roman Catholic archdiocese freezes sexual abuse lawsuits and could help bury the details of alleged coverups of predator priests and thousands of internal emails documenting a behind-the-scenes alliance with the New Orleans Saints. Attorneys for those suing the...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. The University of Michigan said Tuesday, April 7, 2020, it is sending a letter to thousands of former student-athletes, asking them to speak with investigators from a law firm it hired to lead a probe into Anderson, a deceased doctor accused of molesting people going back decades. Many men say they were molested by Anderson while seeking treatment for various injuries. Anderson, who died in 2008, worked at the university for decades until his retirement in 2003. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan via AP)
April 28, 2020 - 12:27 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan hopes to settle lawsuits from hundreds of people who say they were sexually abused by a sports doctor who worked at the university for decades, officials said Tuesday. The school aims to develop a process outside the court system to provide “more...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2014, file photo, Gordon Stuckless arrives at court in Toronto. Stuckless, the man at the heart of the Maple Leaf Gardens sexual abuse scandal, died Thursday night, April 9, 2020, at a hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, after a brain hemorrhage Tuesday, lawyer Ari Goldkind said. Stuckless was in his early 70s. Stuckless was sentenced in 2016 to 6 1/2 years in prison — six after credit for his time on house arrest — for more than 100 offenses related to the sexual abuse of 18 boys over three decades. He was released to a halfway house on day parole in December. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 10, 2020 - 1:28 am
The man at the heart of the Maple Leaf Gardens sexual abuse scandal has died. Gordon Stuckless died Thursday night at a hospital in Hamilton after a brain hemorrhage Tuesday, lawyer Ari Goldkind said. Stuckless was in his early 70s. Stuckless was sentenced in 2016 to 6 1/2 years in prison — six...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, a New Orleans Saints helmet rests on the playing field before an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. An Associated Press review of public tax documents found that the Bensons' foundation has given at least $62 million to the Archdiocese of New Orleans and other Catholic causes over the past dozen years, including gifts to schools, universities, charities and individual parishes. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
April 09, 2020 - 9:40 pm
Hundreds of emails detailing the New Orleans Saints’ efforts to conduct damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese amid its clergy sexual abuse crisis should remain shielded from the public, a court official recommended Thursday. The recommendation by a court special master came...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2000 file photo, University of Texas high jumper Erin Aldrich poses on campus in Austin, Texas. Aldrich is one of three former student-athletes who say they were sexually abused by a track coach and are suing the NCAA, its board of governors and the coach, alleging the governing body doesn't do enough to protect it's athletes. Aldrich, Londa Bevins and Jessica Johnson are seeking class action status for the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in California. The women say they were molested by John Rembao while he worked at the University of Texas and the University of Arizona. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck File)
March 12, 2020 - 7:40 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Olympic high jumper Erin Aldrich claims one of her track coaches, John Rembao, began grooming her for a sexually abusive relationship when she was 16 before physically taking advantage of her two years later. “What we had between us, was not something special,"...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is displayed at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball tournament. The NCAA took a significant step toward allowing all Division I athletes to transfer one time without sitting out a season of competition. A plan to change the waiver process is expected to be presented to the Division I Council in April, 2020. If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-21 academic year and be a boon for athletes in high-profile sports such as football and men's and women's basketball. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 12, 2020 - 3:06 am
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Olympic high jumper Erin Aldrich planned to die with a secret she kept quiet for two-plus decades: an affair with a college coach she began falling in love with as a teenager and with whom she had an sexual relationship as a young woman. When Aldrich watched “Leaving...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. A University of Michigan hotline has received more than 100 “unique complaints” about Dr. Anderson, a late physician accused of sexual abuse by former patients, including athletes who encountered him as a team doctor, the school announced Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. He died in 2008. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan via AP)
March 09, 2020 - 7:52 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A man who played football at the University of Michigan sued the school and its board of regents on Monday, alleging the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson sexually abused him. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit is seeking certification to be class action and aims to...
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