More Settlements Reached Over College Athlete Sex Abuse Scandals
Thousands of athletes join colleges across the country every year, hoping to make it to the top of their sport. A recent study found that more than 25% of college athletes reported being sexually harassed or assaulted by someone in a position of power on campus.
Other results from the Lauren’s Kids study, a nonprofit group that raises awareness and educates parents and kids about sexual violence, are just as alarming. More college athletes have stood up and spoken out about sex abuse and harassment they experienced on campus in recent years.
The University of Southern California recently announced a settlement with 80 former students targeted by Dennis Kelly, a former campus doctor. In addition to settling lawsuits, as more sexual harassment and sex abuse cases come to light from college athletes, more emphasis is being placed on strengthening protections and investigations should accusations arise.
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