- A massage therapist in Ohio had her license revoked following an investigation funded by the Ohio State University.
- OSU’s independent investigation he had “engaged in inappropriate and exploitative behavior” through targeting football players at the school.
- The massage therapist was not affiliated with the university.
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The State Medical Board of Ohio has permanently revoked a massage therapist’s license after an investigation found she had “engaged in inappropriate and exploitative behavior” through targeting Ohio State University football players, the school said in a statement on Thursday.
The school said a complaint was filed with the State Medical Board of Ohio in March 2020, and OSU funded an independent investigation this year after becoming aware of the complaint.
The investigation found that in 2019 and 2020, the woman – an independent therapist not affiliated with the school – had offered free massages to football players at OSU, during which she would initiate sexual interactions and demand payment.
At least 20 players said they received massages from the woman, and five of them said they engaged in sexual activity with her, the investigation found.
All of the football players who acknowledged engaging in sexual activity with the woman described the encounters as consensual, according to the investigation.
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