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Claims against Ohio State diving club dismissed from lawsuit

Claims against Ohio State diving club dismissed from lawsuit
Posted at 4:53 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 19:05:22-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Several female divers who say they were sexually abused and exploited by a former coach are dismissing claims against the Ohio State University Diving Club that were part of a federal lawsuit.

An attorney for the divers didn't immediately respond to a message seeking details about the dismissal Wednesday.

The club previously asked the court to dismiss the claims. Ohio State says when it learned of allegations of misconduct by coach Will Bohonyi, it notified police, investigated and fired him in 2014. The school says it's pleased to be dismissed from the lawsuit.

Bohonyi remains a defendant in the lawsuit, which accuses Indianapolis-based USA Diving of not taking appropriate action to stop him from coaching beyond putting him on a list of banned coaches.

USA Diving hasn't commented. Bohonyi hasn't responded to attempts to reach him for comment.