Former OSU wrestler accuses Rep. Jim Jordan of “snickering” when told about sexual assault.

By |2018-07-11T14:09:27+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |14 Comments

So much for all of this being a conveniently timed partisan attack.

Courtesy of TPM:

Another Ohio State University wrestler has accused Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) of knowing about alleged sexual abuse by the team’s doctor and told CNN that Jordan “snickered” when the athlete told him about an incident with Dr. Richard Strauss.

The latest wrestler to come forward, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told CNN that Jordan was a “phony” for denying that he knew about the alleged abuse when he was an assistant coach for the wrestling team.

“I remember coming up and saying, ‘Strauss held my balls longer than normal.’ He just snickered,” the wrestler said.

The former athlete said he remembered approaching Jordan and a group of wrestlers and saying “something to the effect of ‘his hands are cold as shit; he checked out every hair on my ball,’” the wrestler told CNN, adding that Jordan walked away and said, “I have nothing to do with this.”

You know I am more than familiar with the kind of mentality that athletes have, and can understand how a fellow wrestler might laugh this off, I myself had a PE coach who used to stare while the middle school boys showered. 

However, we are talking about a coach here, a member of the faculty, whose job it is to defend his students and keep them safe. 

There is just no excuse for ignoring a sexual predator like this, even back in the 80’s and 90’s. 

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    • Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 8:17 am

      Judge says U.S. must reunite migrant families or face penalties

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  2. Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 6:00 am

    G. Don’cha mean what century?
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  4. anonymous July 11, 2018 at 9:27 am

    “A detective who interviewed Messer said he admitted to intercourse with the girl, but claimed it was consensual.

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  5. Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Jim Jordan Calls CNN ‘Fake News’ For Literally Doing Reporting on Allegations He Ignored Sexual Abuse

    ‘Now @CNN is contacting all 100+ of our former staff and interns asking for dirt on me. Getting desperate! How can you ever trust such #fakenews?’

    Many on Twitter were not impressed by Jordan literally repeating the definition of investigative journalism and calling it “#fakenews”:

    • Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      Rep. Jim Jordan cries ‘fake news’ as 9th abuse victim comes forward

      The Republican congressman is turning to Trump’s playbook to attack victims accusing him of knowing about sexual abuse and doing nothing about it.

      A ninth wrestler has come forward to accuse Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) of turning a blind eye to serial sexual abuse while he was a wrestling coach at Ohio State University.

      In response, Jordan ranted online about “fake news” as reporters continue to ask questions he won’t answer.

      The ninth former wrestler to come forward told CNN that Jordan is denying his role in covering up the abuse “because obviously it would be political suicide for him.” He added, “He’s still denying it. Jim Jordan knew. He didn’t do anything about it.”

      The former student athletes have accused the congressman of knowing about — and doing nothing to stop — the widespread, decades-long abuse by Dr. Richard Strauss, the team doctor.

      On Twitter, Jordan ranted, “Now @CNN is contacting all 100+ of our former staff and interns asking for dirt on me. Getting desperate! How can you ever trust such #fakenews?”

      The “fake news” attack echoes Jordan’s ally and defender Trump, who often uses the term to defend himself from unflattering news stories that uncover his abuses or instances of corruption.

      The comment is part of a public relations offensive to push back on the damaging story. This week, Jordan hired the conservative crisis management firm Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, and he’s been lashing out ever since.

    • Anonymous July 11, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      From the comments:

      ‘I got interested and followed John Ziegler’s work on the Penn State story because My Son attended collage there for a year. I’m very OK to disagree with John on many issues but his work on bringing facts and the big scam that happened at Penn State to light is admirable.

      Jimbo Jordan has questions suggesting that the timing of this news is a possible effort by the victims to undermine his public image and political future. In contrast to the Sandusky case, the alleged victims have publicly come forward revealing their identity and not remained faceless. We the people don’t know the whole story yet but we have 7 guys stepping up. Other coaches there at the time don’t count because they’re in the same boat as Jimbo for potentially not taking action to protect students when its their responsibility to do so. The real problem however is Jimbo’s creepy efforts to twist things trying to get ahead of the story by suggesting that the victims are simply out to damage him politically. That’s one of the most unbecoming stunts of someone who claims to be an ethical leader that I’ve ever seen. In the interest of our well-being as a nation, guys like Jimbo must be removed. We need real courageous leaders, not spineless creepy liars like Jimbo.’

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