New allegations coming out concerning Ohio State sexual scandal are really chipping away at Rep. Jim Jordan’s deniability.

By | 2018-07-08T16:03:07+00:00 July 8th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, News2|Tags: , , , , , , |21 Comments

Courtesy of Politico:

New allegations in the Ohio State University sexual abuse scandal are threatening to intensify the political firestorm facing its onetime assistant wrestling coach, powerful GOP Rep. Jim Jordan.

A half-dozen ex-wrestlers told POLITICO they were regularly harassed in their training facility by sexually aggressive men who attended the university or worked there. The voyeurs would masturbate while watching the wrestlers shower or sit in the sauna, or engage in sexual acts in the areas where the athletes trained, the former wrestlers said.

Larkins Hall, the building that housed athletic teams, became such a well-known target that people who frequented it at the time have reminisced in anonymous postings online how easy it was to ogle naked members of the wrestling team.

The situation was so egregious that former wrestling head coach Russ Hellickson would at times have to physically drag the gawkers out of the building, several sources familiar with his actions at the time said. Hellickson also pleaded with the university multiple times to move their athletes to a private facility, the sources said. Jordan served as Hellickson’s No. 2, and the coach has been described as Jordan’s mentor.

This does not sound like a situation about which an assistant coach could possibly have remained ignorant.

And the former wrestlers seem to think that as well:

Though none of the wrestlers and coaches interviewed blamed Jordan for the inappropriate behavior they experienced in Larkins Hall, they said he would have had to know about it. One former wrestler told POLITICO he saw Jordan yell at male voyeurs to get out of the sauna, though Jordan’s office refuted this account. Even three wrestlers who defended Jordan said it would have been impossible for him not to notice the pervasive toxic atmosphere surrounding the team.

“Coaching my athletes in Larkins Hall was one of the most difficult things I ever did,” said a former wrestling coach who worked with Jordan but asked not to be named. “It was a cesspool of deviancy. And that’s a whole ’nother story that no one has addressed.”

Okay so if Al Franken lost his job for pretending to grope a woman’s kevlar covered chest back when he was an entertainer, how in the hell does Jordan possibly survive this? 

And if he does, can we have Franken back? 

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21 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 8, 2018 at 6:31 am - Reply

    It’s okay if you’re GOP. Of course Trump defends him; remember how he went to bat for Roy Moore?

  2. Anonymous July 8, 2018 at 6:55 am - Reply

    GOP’s Jim Jordan Crisis Grows as Seven Wrestlers Now Say He is Lying

    …“Jordan definitely knew that these things were happening — yes, most definitely,” Range told The Post. “It was there. He knew about it because it was an everyday occurrence.”

    Range said Jordan was present during group conversations in the locker room about Strauss’s inappropriate sexual behavior with male athletes.

    “We talked about it all the time in the locker room” while Jordan was there, Range said. “Everybody joked about it and talked about it all the time.”

    Range also confirmed reports from Jordan’s other accusers that Strauss touched wrestlers genitalia inappropriately during medical examinations and ogled them in the locker room showers.

    “He just fondled you a little too long while he gave you a hernia check,” said Range, a Cleveland resident. “And then he stayed in the showers, like, an hour until everyone was done.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/08/gops-jim-jordan-crisis-grows-as-seven-wrestlers-now-say-he-is-lying.html

  3. Anonymous July 8, 2018 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Now 7
    “David Range wrestled for Ohio State in the late 1980s, when Jordan was an A$$istant coach.”
    ““Jordan definitely knew that these things were happening — yes, most definitely,”
    “He knew about it because it was an EVERYDAY occurrence.”

  4. Anonymous July 8, 2018 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Fox News host undercuts Jim Jordan sex abuse defense: There are ‘so many credible people who have come forward’

    …Noting that Jordan kept attacking early accuser Michael Disabato, claiming the ex-athlete has launched a “vendetta” against the university, Pergram said the accusations went well beyond Disabato.

    “But here’s the problem: there are so many people involved in this who seem to be credible who’ve come forth who aren’t named Mike Disabato,” Pergram explained. “And that’s the problem for Jim Jordan. There’s about five to six people who are saying, ‘Wait a minute, Jim Jordan did know about this.’ There are people who know Jim Jordan, who like him, who say ‘Wait a minute. He needs to speak up.’”

    You can watch the video below via YouTube:

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/fox-news-host-undercuts-jim-jordan-sex-abuse-defense-many-credible-people-come-forward/

  5. Anonymous July 8, 2018 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Jordan ‘Never Saw, Heard, Never Was Told’ About Sexual Abuse

    …A half-dozen ex-wrestlers told POLITICO they were regularly harassed in their training facility by sexually aggressive men who attended or worked at the university. The voyeurs would masturbate while watching the wrestlers shower or sit in the sauna, or engage in sexual acts in the areas where the athletes trained, the former wrestlers said.

    No one interviewed for that article would say that Jordan didn’t know about it. In fact, Jordan’s mentor and head coach had to periodically clear out the gawkers:

    Larkins Hall, the building that housed athletic teams, became such a well-known target that people who frequented it at the time have reminisced in anonymous postings online how easy it was to ogle naked members of the wrestling team.

    The situation was so egregious that former wrestling head coach Russ Hellickson would at times have to physically drag the gawkers out of the building, several sources familiar with his actions at the time said. Hellickson also pleaded with the university multiple times to move their athletes to a private facility, the sources said. Jordan served as Hellickson’s No. 2, and the coach has been described as Jordan’s mentor.

    Yet, Jordan went on the air with Bret Baier today and split semantic hairs in order to keep denying that he knew nothing, saw nothing, and heard nothing about any sexual abuse in an era where AIDS awareness was becoming an up-front issue and risky sexual behavior could actually become a life-or-death occurrence.

    “I never saw, heard of, never was told about any type of abuse,” Jordan insisted to Baier. “If I had been, I would have dealt with it our coaching staff, we would have dealt with it these were our student athletes.”

    Now after reading that, go back and read those quoted paragraphs again, where the head coach of a program where Jordan was number 2 was pleading with OSU to move the training facilities elsewhere.

    The team doctor would fondle athletes who came in for a thumb injury, according to other reports. This was the biggest open secret in the program but the assistant coach never saw anything like that.

    Baier confronted him with the reports from multiple wrestlers, holding nothing back, which is when we got to the chapter where Jordan splits some semantic hairs.

    You see, it’s not that he didn’t know there was behavior, it’s just that it’s guy behavior. Wrestler behavior. Locker room stuff.

    “Conversations in a locker room are a lot different than allegations of abuse or reported abuse to us,” Jordan claimed, when confronted with the fact that at least some of the accusers claim they had conversations with him about what was going on.

    https://crooksandliars.com/2018/07/jordan-knows-nothing-sees-nothing-hears

    • anonymous July 8, 2018 at 3:42 pm - Reply

      ” Useful idiots are so convinced of their own righteousness, they’re unable to conceive of anyone branding them as evil. It’s the result of a sheltered existence in which the force of the state has never been used against them”
      “it becomes tyranny when “authorities” are the ones who get to decide what constitutes “evil” and enforce the diktat with violence. But the first two directives, though perhaps intended in the same spirit as “ignorance is bliss”, are poor advice to any free adult; if one never allows himself to know what evil looks or sounds like, how will he recognize it when it slides up next to him…” Or up into him…

      https://maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/unwise-monkeys/

  6. Anonymous July 8, 2018 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Jim Jordan Threatened to Call the Police on Former Ohio State Wrestler For Speaking Out Against Sexual Abuse

    https://lawandcrime.com/the-great-threshing/jim-jordan-threatened-to-call-the-police-on-former-ohio-state-wrestler-for-speaking-out-against-sexual-abuse/

  7. anonymous July 8, 2018 at 7:58 am - Reply

    ButtFUCKer$.

  8. Anonymous July 8, 2018 at 8:11 am - Reply

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/07/jim-jordans-wrestling-double-standard.html

    “It’s immoral to remain silent about the truth of an accusation”

  9. Anonymous July 8, 2018 at 8:14 am - Reply

    $4.5 Billion Widespread Corruption & Fraud Scandal Rocks Trump’s ‘Favorite’ Friend

    http://bipartisanreport.com/2018/07/08/4-5-billion-widespread-corruption-fraud-scandal-rocks-trumps-favorite-friend/

    • anonymous July 8, 2018 at 8:26 am - Reply

      “the man sitting in the Oval Office had invited his “favorite prime minister” to the White House “just a few months ago.””
      “Maddow noted that Razak had been arraigned on the charges of corruption and robbing his own government in the biggest heist in the world, thus far. He laundered a minimum of $4.5 billion through American banks. The former PM also stole billions in cash and valuables” “Maddow went on to explain that Trump’s deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Elliott Broidy, was deeply involved in this corruption plot. He was a top fundraiser for Trump.

      PiSsing>In addition, Broidy used Trump’s then-personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to pay off a Playboy model whom he had impregnated.” OK?!
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  10. Anonymous July 8, 2018 at 8:21 am - Reply

    What Donald Trump and Jim Jordan really mean when they say “locker room talk”

    They believe masculinity means never taking responsibility.

    …For Trump and Jordan, the locker room is a place, both metaphorical and literal, where men can be men. Their version of manliness values bravado and aggression above the needs of others. Trump, the most powerful man on the planet, and Jordan, one of the most powerful men in Congress, believe that manly men like themselves get to do (or not do) and say (or not say) whatever they want. It’s not about responsibility to others. It’s about what they get — what they’re entitled to get as men.

    https://www.vox.com/2018/7/7/17543054/what-donald-trump-and-jim-jordan-really-mean-when-they-say-locker-room-talk

  11. Anonymous July 8, 2018 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Jim Jordan and the Ohio State sexual abuse controversy, explained
    Former athletes say Jim Jordan knew about sexual abuse at Ohio State when he was an assistant wrestling coach there years ago and did nothing.

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/7/7/17542878/jim-jordan-richard-strauss-ohio

    • Anonymous July 8, 2018 at 8:49 am - Reply

      ‘rump shrugged off criticism of his claim that he gets to grab the genitals of anyone he wants’ ‘A toxic cocktail of power and entitlement is not the same as leadership’ ‘Leadership is about obligation and responsibility.’
      ‘rump was running for president when the Access Hollywood tape sent shockwaves across the country. More than a dozen women soon stepped forward to describe how he sexually assaulted them, many in ways that echoed his own words. In the last week, half a dozen men have stepped forward to say Jordan must have known about abuse at Ohio State. Jordan might run for speaker of the House in the fall.

      “It’s a total setup,”
      “Other Republicans, including Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, have come to Jordan’s defense, too. Conservative media outlets are joining in attacking the credibility of the accusers.

      Conservatives, in this case, see themselves as a team, circling the wagons around one of their own. Trump in the White House makes it more difficult for Republicans to attack conservatives implicated in sexual harassment cases. ”
      “Jordan claims that if he had known about abuse he would have stopped it.

      “Our coaching staff, we would’ve dealt with this,” Jordan said. “These were our student athletes. A good coach puts the interest of his student athletes first.”

      A good leader puts other first, too. But power in Washington is too often about entitlement and not responsibility.”

      • anonymous July 8, 2018 at 8:56 am - Reply

        @ 8:49>That was A reply to 8:27 “Eh”

  12. puck July 8, 2018 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    not nice. why didn’t the boys go after the perverts? they were big enough to protect themselves-if the freaks got punched they wouldn’t have come back.

    • joann mcdevitt July 8, 2018 at 4:50 pm - Reply

      This was 30 years ago.Just admitting it was happening would have had them ostracized and called homos and pansies and worse. Even admitting it happened now after decades of wondering what they had done,were they reponsible for the attention did they invite it,telling their own fathers,mothers,sons and daughters it happened.

      • anonymous July 8, 2018 at 6:18 pm - Reply

        ‘ they were big enough to protect themselves’Not all>
        Men’s freestyle & folkstyle[edit]
        57 kg (125 lb)
        61 kg (134 lb) (non-Olympic class)
        65 kg (143 lb)
        70 kg (154 lb) (non-Olympic class)
        74 kg (163 lb)
        79 kg (174 lb) (non- Olympic class)
        86 kg (190 lb)
        92 kg (203 lb) (non- Olympic class)
        97 kg (214 lb)
        97 to 129 kg (214 to 285 lb)
        Men’s Greco Roman[edit]
        59 kg (130 lb)
        66 kg (145.5 lb)
        71 kg (156 lb) (non-Olympic class)
        75 kg (165 lb)
        80 kg (176 lb) (non-Olympic class)
        85 kg (187 lb)
        98 kg (216 lb)
        98 to 130 kg (216 to 286.5 lb)
        Men’s Greco Roman[edit]
        59 kg (130 lb)
        66 kg (145.5 lb)
        71 kg (156 lb) (non-Olympic class)
        75 kg (165 lb)
        80 kg (176 lb) (non-Olympic class)
        85 kg (187 lb)
        98 kg (216 lb)
        98 to 130 kg (216 to 286.5 lb)

  13. Anonymous July 8, 2018 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    So far everyone that has called the accusers LIARS is guilty. Pretty weak defense and not how an innocent person would act.

    Also why would all these guys get together and make false charges now? Doesn’t make sense, what does make sense is Jim is guilty.

    • anonymous July 8, 2018 at 8:01 pm - Reply

      What does Jim Jordan prefer in the shower?

      Soap on a rope or a Bill Orally branded Loofah?

      Which one rubs it out better?

      (Asking for a friend!)

  14. Doodlebug July 8, 2018 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    He’s trying to hang on long enough to cast a vote for the supreme court candidate I bet. They hounded all Franken to get I’m out, where are democrats now???

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