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Second person comes forward saying they reported Dr. Strauss, who allegedly sexually abused 300 men, to then Ohio State wrestling coach Jim Jordan

Trojita

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/11/08/second-person-says-he-told-rep-jim-jordan-about-sexual-misconduct-ohio-state/

A college wrestling referee says he reported sexual misconduct involving a former doctor who’s been accused sexually abusing nearly 300 hundred men over a 17-year period to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a former assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State. The congressman was dismissive, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court, and the doctor, Richard Strauss, continued to treat and abuse students at the school.

Ohio State says it’s aware of 1,429 instances of fondling and 47 instances of rape involving Strauss, who committed suicide in 2005. Thursday’s filing marks the 13th lawsuit against the school.

Jordan has found himself at the periphery of the controversy because some former wrestlers have said he was aware — or should have been aware — of Strauss’s misconduct. Jordan has denied any knowledge of the abuse, and did so again on Friday.
“Congressman Jordan never saw or heard of any kind of sexual abuse, and if he had he would’ve dealt with it,” Jordan spokesman Ian Fury. “Multiple investigations have confirmed this simple fact.”
Before he knew it, [the referee] realized that some part of Dr. Strauss’s body was touching him,” the lawsuit states. “[The referee] looked up and saw Dr. Strauss masturbating while staring right at [him].”

The complaint states that the referee told Strauss his behavior was inappropriate and reported the incident to a pair of Ohio State coaches, including Jordan.
“They responded, ‘Yeah, that’s Strauss,’” the complaint states.

There could be nuance if the quote could be attributed to them commenting on his orientation and being a pervert, but it seems that this wasn't a secret and a lot of the wrestlers say that Jordan should have been aware of the abuse.
 

Joe T.

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Doesn't anyone see the timing of this as incredibly suspicious? Jim Jordan just got added to the House Intelligence Committee to deal with next week's public impeachment hearings.
 

Trojita

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Doesn't anyone see the timing of this as incredibly suspicious? Jim Jordan just got added to the House Intelligence Committee to deal with next week's public impeachment hearings.
That is mentioned in the article.

At the same time all of these reports and lawsuits are coming out this year
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/05/17/ohio-state-team-doctor-sexually-abused-students-over-decades-report-finds/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/11/07/with-ohio-state-facing-latest-sex-abuse-suit-attorney-says-may-report-barely-scratches-surface/
 
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