Ethics review sought as ex-coaches at Ohio defend Jordan

Ethics review sought as ex-coaches at Ohio defend Jordan

When the interviewer pressed him about whether he had actually heard wrestlers talking in the locker room about misconduct, Jordan said he "did not, did not" hear anything.

"The well-being of student-athletes was all of our concern", the statement continued.

Nevertheless, in the #MeToo era, having allegations of ignoring rampant sexual abuse and harassment could be a liability for Jordan in a speaker's race.

"I support Jim Jordan", Massie tweeted on Sunday.

President Trump has also backed Jordan, saying he believes his version "100 percent."

Scott Strauss didn't return messages Saturday or those previously left with him by The Associated Press. Mulvin said he went to the student health center to finish the exam and complained about Strauss to another doctor, who shrugged it off.

The statement defending Jordan, who served as an assistant Ohio State wrestling coach from 1987 to 1995, was circulated by the prominent conservative public-relations firm Shirley & Banister Public Affairs. Range spoke to the Washington Post this weekend.

"Jordan definitely knew that these things were happening - yes, most definitely", Range told The Washington Post.

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"It was there. He knew about it because it was an everyday occurrence", Range told the Post.

The former wrestler said Strauss was always "first man in, last man out" of the shower and Hellickson and Jordan knew because they too were in the shower area at the same time. Jordan has denied this as well. "No one ever reported any abuse to me", he insisted. And then two more people came out accusing Jim Jordan and then a deafening silence from the House Freedom Caucus.

"They knew he was in the showers", he said, adding that they may not have known the extent of the allegations that are now surfacing in the media. "If everybody didn't know, the reaction would be a lot different".

All the while, an investigation has been launched into Richard Strauss, who killed himself in 2005 when he was 67-years-old. DiSabato has said the attacks are an example of victim blaming. Geiger told the AP in a phone interview he does recall some concerns about voyeurism in the showers at the university's Larkins Hall but nothing specifically involving the doctor.

"I don't think that we look at this kind of thing with the same lens as sex abuse today ... at least not to that degree".

Ohio State says more than 150 former athletes and witnesses have been interviewed so far, and the school has urged anyone with information to contact the investigators from the Seattle-based law firm Perkins Coie. Should they find in the affirmative, the complaint seeks an investigation by the House Ethics Committee.

"If the accounts by the former Ohio State wrestling team members are correct and Rep. Jordan is lying, then Rep. Jordan is engaging in extremely improper behavior by making false statements on the public record to hide his past knowledge of the sexual abuse of student wrestlers under his supervision, and to hide his failure to take any action to protect those students", said a letter the pair wrote and sent to reporters. He has not been available for comment to The Dispatch, but reported being inappropriately groped by Strauss as a wrestler at OSU.

"Mike DiSabato has a vendetta against Ohio State".

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