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Thu Jul 25, 2019, 08:45 AM

Rep. Jim Jordan Is Named in New OSU Sexual Abuse Lawsuit




On Tuesday, Jordan’s public-relations crisis became a legal nightmare. Attorneys filed a massive class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Ohio against Ohio State University on behalf of an as-yet-unnamed former OSU wrestler. The law firm Sauder Schelkopf is seeking to represent all the students and athletes “treated” by Strauss in his two decades at the school, from the late ‘70s to the late ‘90s – a number they estimate will amount to “at least 1,500.”

Jordan, the jut-jawed Republican and anti-gay crusader in the House, is singled out in the suit: He’s one of only three former school officials named, including Strauss, though the action is aimed at all the coaches, administrators and others in positions of responsibility at OSU who, it claims, stood by while students and student-athletes were repeatedly “sexually abused, harassed, and molested,” and “forced” to seek treatment from a well-known predator even after they complained. (Strauss was the sole team doctor for the wrestlers; the men say they either had to choose to let injuries go untreated, as the lawsuit says some did, or subject themselves to yet another assault.) ….

Back home, where Jordan’s political future will be determined, local media are determined not to let him slide. “No more denials. Jim Jordan must acknowledge what he knew,” the Cleveland Plain Dealer editorialized this past weekend. Jordan has made it clear, though, that the truth will have to be pried out of him. (He says he is cooperating with independent investigators hired by Ohio State, though what he tells them may never become public.) If either or both of these lawsuits lands him in court, it will be.

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Reply Rep. Jim Jordan Is Named in New OSU Sexual Abuse Lawsuit (Original post)
Gothmog Jul 2019 OP
malaise Jul 2019 #1
luvs2sing Jul 2019 #2
NewJeffCT Jul 2019 #6
dlk Jul 2019 #3
Botany Jul 2019 #4
Celerity Jul 2019 #11
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 2019 #5
calimary Jul 2019 #9
Paladin Jul 2019 #7
padah513 Jul 2019 #8
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 2019 #10
Hortensis Jul 2019 #12
capechacon Jul 2019 #13
mwb970 Jul 2019 #14
vlyons Jul 2019 #15
gibraltar72 Jul 2019 #16
SCantiGOP Jul 2019 #17

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 08:47 AM

1. Oh My!

Lock him up!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 08:51 AM

2. Unfortunately, this article was written in 2018..

and Gym is still around.

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Response to luvs2sing (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 09:05 AM

6. yes

not sure why this was going around Twitter the past few days when the article is a year old

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 08:52 AM

3. Jordan is Certainly Long Overdue for a Comeuppance

His many years of enabling a sexual predator have long deserved much more attention and his degree of complicity requires revealing. It’s likely there are many more skeletons in Jordan’s closet than we currently are aware of. Generally, overbearing zealots have much to hide.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 08:55 AM

4. Jordan is in a highly gerrymandered district and he is @ an almost 100% chance of being re-elected..

... no matter what. Think of pissed off gun owning/proud to be stupid old white people and Christian
evangelicals who think that Hillary had somebody killed in order to keep Bill's cocaine ring hidden
from the people of Arkansas and that is his district.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 10:09 AM

11. all the cool kids there are probably into QANON these days



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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 08:59 AM

5. Hereby assuring

He'll be referred to as Gym Jordan for a long time.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 09:53 AM

9. I didn't get that til just recently.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 09:06 AM

7. Good. Long overdue. (nt)

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 09:12 AM

8. Old article true

But if you follow the twitter feed and scroll down it says that 30 students have filed a new lawsuit against OSU a couple of days ago stating that OSU employees (including Jordan) knew of the abuse and failed to act. Add this 30 to the 166 previous plaintiffs.

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Response to padah513 (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 10:00 AM

10. Sounds so similar to Baylor.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 10:28 AM

12. NEW: "Ohio State sued by 30 more former students over Strauss sexual abuse"

This was from yesterday's Columbus Dispatch. Gothmog just grabbed the wrong one to lead with, but that one's seemingly still around somewhere also. After trying to get the previous 3 federal lawsuits dismissed, earlier this year a federal court said it would seek mediation for two of them.

"Ohio State sued by 30 more former students over Strauss sexual abuse"

An additional 30 former Ohio State University students have filed a lawsuit against the school, alleging that university officials knew about sexual abuse by Dr. Richard Strauss but failed to address it.

Most of the plaintiffs in the suit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Columbus are former student-athletes from a number of sports, including about a dozen former football players. They are all listed as anonymous John Does.

The plaintiffs are represented by Dayton attorney Michael Wright, who is representing another group of former OSU student-athletes — mostly football players — in a separate, companion case filed in May. ...

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190723/ohio-state-sued-by-30-more-former-students-over-strauss-sexual-abuse

Scumbag Jordan was unopposed in the last primary. 32% voted against him in the GE, by far mostly Democrats of course.

Most of those who voted for him must be voting against Democratic "lies" about this fine man that they've been refusing to believe. He got some cover earlier this year from a report commissioned by OSU that "found" Jordan and other managers knew nothing about what was happening, despite the efforts of some staff to fight it and of course the reality that it was widely known among OSU students.

But this isn't going away for Jordan. And if these lawsuits crack that dam of denial, Jordan's history of at very least condoning and empowering a sexually depraved and abusive environment that preyed on innocent boys should disgust and anger Ohio's conservatives, even more than it does liberals.

Speaking of intense disgust: OSU University President Michael Drake found the findings of the report he commissioned "shocking and painful to comprehend" in a letter released with the report.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 10:30 AM

13. If you're a crook, a deviate, or just plain bigoted and dumb, chances are you're a Republican....

....and it'll be fascinating to watch the aggressively ignorant Jordan try to jut-jaw his way out of this one.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 11:18 AM

14. I can't STAND Jordan.

I am so ashamed that he is from my state of Ohio! We're not all like this.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 11:22 AM

15. Good riddance to bad rubbish

nt

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 11:24 AM

16. Hey Gym discovery is a bitch.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jul 25, 2019, 11:37 AM

17. Oh please, Karma, please

Give us this one. We need the boost.

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