One hundred former Ohio State students have revealed that a team doctor sexually abused them, according to an internal Ohio State investigation released on Friday, July 20. This was only days after former members of the USA and Michigan State University Gymnastics team received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs, the annual sports awards ceremony. The former high-profile gymnasts received the award for publicly sharing their stories about suffering sexual abuse from Larry Nassar, the MSU doctor now serving life in prison.
Many brave sexual abuse victims have spoken publicly to draw attention to just how widespread sexual assault and sexual abuse really are. As part of the movement to give voice to victims, nondisclosure agreements have come under scrutiny, including from lawmakers in a number of states.