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Nursing Home Residents Should Feel Safe and Be Safe

On Thursday, March 3, 2022, Tiara Lynn Ford, 23 years old, was arrested for raping elderly dementia patients at The Inn at University Village in Massillon, Ohio where she worked as a state-tested nurse’s aide. While there are many state-tested… Read More

Nursing assistant, 23, arrested for 'videotaping herself raping 80- and 90-year-old dementia patients' at Ohio nursing home: 'Some of them couldn’t even speak'

An Ohio nursing assistant was arrested last week after authorities said she filmed herself raping and sexually assaulting several elderly male dementia patients at the assisted living facility where she worked. Tiara Lynn Ford, 23, was arrested Thurs… Read More

Forced Arbitration is Wrong

On Thursday, February 10, 2022, the United States Senate voted affirmatively to pass a bill that will improve accountability for the survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment. The bipartisan vote in favor of Senate Bill 2342 entitled, “… Read More

Time’s Up Mr. Weinstein.

As Harvey Weinstein is sentenced to what will likely be the rest of his life in prison, and still faces additional charges in California, I wanted to take this opportunity to reconfirm The Dickson Firm’s commitment to standing up for anyone who… Read More


President Trump's response to E. Jean Carroll was "she's not my type." This response is horrific and symbolizes a common and devastating misconception about rape. Rape is about power. Rape is not about being attracted to somebody. Read More

Richard Strauss and The Ohio State University must be held accountable

Richard Strauss, the former Ohio State University Athletic Director, who is now deceased, abused at least 177 male students between 1979 and 1998. University officials at the Ohio State University failed to notify the proper authorities, and failed t… Read More
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Ohio State’s Richard Strauss investigation another sobering reminder that colleges must listen to athletes: Doug Lesmerises

On Friday, Ohio State said at least 177 men were sexually abused by athletic department doctor Richard Strauss, who died years ago. This is according to findings from a law firm that investigated the accusations, concluding that school leaders knew a… Read More