Congressman accused of staying quiet about alleged OSU sexual misconduct

The list of accusers continues to grow against Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan.

A seventh, former wrestler from the Ohio State University is now among the group of men speaking out, alleging the former assistant coach had knowledge of allegations of sexual misconduct at the hands of a team doctor Richard Strauss.

Strauss was the team doctor from the mid 70’s until the early 90's and died in 2005.

“I know that Jim knew because we talked about it. It was a running, uncomfortable joke within the wrestling team, but also within the larger OSU community,” former OSU wrestler Michael DiSabato said.

Some of Strauss’ early accusers like DiSabato say the Congressman was well aware of the abuse but failed to report it.

Representative Jordan has continued to deny any knowledge of abuse releasing a statement to 10TV:

“Congressman Jordan never saw any abuse, never heard about any abuse, and never had any abuse reported to him during his time as a coach at Ohio State. He will assist the investigation in any way they ask, because if what is alleged is true, the victims deserve a full investigation and justice.”

A DC based political action committee even took a message, urging the law maker to resign, to central Ohio’s skies.

For nearly 20 minutes a sign reading “REP JIM JORDAN HID OSU SEX ABUSE. RESIGN NOW!” circled the stadium.

“For Jim Jordan to say that in face of seven witnesses who are completely refuting a story that he knew, he had an ethical, moral and legal responsibilities and he did nothing,” Claude Taylor, Chair of the Mad Dog PAC said.

“He allowed the abuse to happen and he needs to resign.”
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