Referee Says He Told Jordan About Sexual Misconduct At OSU, Was Shrugged Off

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
November 8, 2019 8:12 a.m.

A referee is alleging that serial sexual assailant Dr. Richard Strauss masturbated in front of him in the showers of Ohio State University after a match. The referee allegedly immediately told then-assistant coach Jim Jordan, who shrugged him off, according to NBC News.

There have been multiple allegations that Jordan knew of Strauss’ rampant sexual assaults and did nothing. The congressman has denied the allegations and claims that the people coming forward are politically motivated.

“Congressman Jordan never saw or heard of any kind of sexual abuse, and if he had he would’ve dealt with it,” said Jordan communications director Ian Fury. “Multiple investigations have confirmed this simple fact.”

Independent investigators found that Strauss had sexually assaulted at least 177 boys over twenty years.

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