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Republican senator Jim Jordan and sexual abuse
« on: February 13, 2020, 03:09:05 am »
Jordan was no Joe Paterno as a coach, but they seem to have one thing in common: turning a blind eye to sexual abuse.

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Ohio congressman and former Ohio State assistant wrestling coach Jim Jordan has been accused of participating in the cover up of widespread sexual abuse in OSU’s wrestling program.

Jordan was accused by Adam DiSabato, who was the team captain in the late 1980s and early 1990s. DiSabato was appearing in front of a hearing in the Ohio legislature as a witness for House Bill 249, which would waive the statute of limitations and allow the OSU athletes who had been abused to sue the university.

DiSabato told the House Civil Justice Committee that several team officials, including Jordan, were aware that the team’s open shower facilities put them at risk of being abused and harassed by a team doctor, but did nothing about it. Then DiSabato detailed a phone conversation between him and Jordan, in which Jordan asks DiSabato to help him cover up wrongdoing.

Via Cleveland.com:

[DiSabato] also said Jordan called him repeatedly in July 2018, after media outlets quoted his brother, Michael DiSabato, saying Strauss’ abuse was common knowledge to those surrounding the wrestling program, including Jordan.

“Jim Jordan called me crying, groveling… begging me to go against my brother…That’s the kind of cover-up that’s going on there,” he said.

“Are you guys going to do what you’re voted to do?” he told lawmakers later. “That’s the only reason I’m here.”

Another Republican cover-up; it's almost as if it's part of the party's DNA.


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Re: Republican senator Jim Jordan and sexual abuse
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2020, 07:15:12 am »
"Six former Ohio State University wrestlers have gone on record to say that Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan was aware of the sexual abuse they and other OSU athletes were enduring when he was an assistant wrestling coach in the 1980s and 1990s.

Jordan has maintained that he had absolutely no knowledge that OSU doctor Richard Strauss had been sexually abusing wrestlers and other male athletes for decades, but these six former college wrestlers say Jordan is lying. In interviews with CNN, Tito Vazquez, Dan Ritchie, Mike Flusche, Dunyasha Yetts, Shawn Dailey, and Mike Glane all came forward to say that they were in the room with Jordan and others when Jordan was told of incidents of sexual abuse by Strauss.

Vazquez recalled telling Jordan that Strauss had insisted on examining his genitals after he’d come in with a bloody nose. According to Vazquez, Jordan said “I have nothing to do with this” and ended the conversation."

What a slime ball. This is one of dishonest don;t top supporters in Congress.