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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host11/8/19 11:45 PM 
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A former college wrestling referee claims in a new lawsuit that U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, then an Ohio State University assistant wrestling coach, brushed off his report in the mid-1990s about being sexually harassed by disgraced ex-OSU athletic doctor Richard Strauss.

“Yeah, that’s Strauss,” the referee – identified only as John Doe 42 – says Jordan and then–head coach Russ Hellickson told him after the official told them in either 1994 or 1995 that Strauss approached him in the shower and masturbated while staring at him.

The allegation, made in a lawsuit filed Thursday by dozens of Strauss’ victims against Ohio State, follows a claim by ex-wrestler Mike DiSabato that Jordan knew about the doctor’s abuse of wrestlers he coached but did nothing about it.

Jordan, a Champaign County Republican who has been a high-profile defender of President Donald Trump, has repeatedly said that he didn’t know about Strauss’ misconduct while serving as an OSU wrestling coach from 1986 to 1994.

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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host11/8/19 11:48 PM 
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Huffpost: A second person has come forward to allege that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) knew of longtime Ohio State University doctor Richard Strauss’ sexual misconduct during his two decades at the school ? and that he did nothing to stop it.

The charges are leveled in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of 43 survivors Thursday, in which a referee identified as “John Doe 42” says Strauss masturbated in front of him in a shower after a wrestling match in 1994. 

According to the suit, Strauss chose the shower closest to the referee in a room containing 18 other unoccupied showers. “Before he knew it, John Doe 42 realized that some part of Dr. Strauss’s body was touching him,” the suit alleges. “John Doe 42 looked up and saw Dr. Strauss masturbating while staring right at John Doe 42. John Doe 42 recoiled, said ‘What the hell, Doctor?’, and left the shower.”

When he notified then-head wrestling coach Russ Hellickson and assistant coach Jordan, he says he they were unfazed and waved it off as common behavior for Strauss.

“Yeah, that’s Strauss,” they responded.

“It was common knowledge what Strauss was doing so the attitude was it is what it is,” the referee told NBC News. “I wish Jim, and Russ, too, would stand up and do the right thing and admit they knew what Strauss was doing, because e


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