A second man has accused Jim Jordan of ignoring his pleas when he was sexually harassed by an OSU doctor while the Republican representative was a coach in the 1990s
- Republican representative Jim Jordan has been accused of being aware of persistent abuse
- He used to work as an assistant coach for the Ohio State University wrestling team
- Richard Strauss allegedly abused male athletes from dozens of teams
- Independent research discovered evidence that 177 students were being attacked
This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, a team physician at Ohio State University who reportedly was responsible for a series of serious sexual attacks over two decades
Representative Jim Jordan was informed of a shameful doctor who was guilty of a sexual act against a student, according to a court case against the university.
The referee, identified in documents as John Doe 42, is the second person who came forward to accuse Jordan, who was an assistant coach at the time, of prior knowledge of the abuse committed by Dr. Richard Strauss.
In May, independent investigators found evidence that Strauss sexually abused 177 male athletes at Ohio State University for 20 years.
The lawsuit describes the reaction of the Republican representative to the accusations as undisturbed.
& # 39; It was well known what Strauss did, so the attitude was that it is what it is & # 39 ;, the unnamed referee told NBCNews.
& # 39; I wish Jim and Russ to get up and do the right thing and admit they knew what Strauss was doing, because everyone knew what he was doing the wrestlers. What shocked me was that Strauss tried to do that to me. He entered new territory by going after a ref. & # 39;
An unnamed referee for the university wrestling team has claimed that Rep. Jim Jordan, pictured here on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, was aware of the ongoing abuse of the doctor and did nothing to stop it
In May, OSU offered a public apology after Dr. Strauss had sexually abused at least 177 young men while working at the university. Shown: File photo of OSU campus board
Dr. Strauss, in the photo, worked at Ohio State University between 1978 and 1998. He committed suicide in 2005 before his abuse came to light
The lawsuit has been brought forward by 43 Strauss survivors against Ohio State for a culture of & # 39; indifference & # 39; of which they say sexual abuse continued uncontrolled.
The first person to accuse Jordan of insider trading was a wrestler who said that Strauss pulled his pants down after seeking medical advice for a thumb injury.
The doctor, who committed suicide in 2005, allegedly drugged and raped male athletes from half a dozen sports teams.
The documents also claim that he abused younger boys who attended the college for sporting events.
Jordan has expressed its support for US President Donald Trump with regard to the ongoing investigation of house charges
A minor boy was threatened with a surgical knife and molested when he passed because of the fear, the lawsuit said.
An Ohio state spokesperson said the university is unmasking Richard Strauss' behavior and offering funds for counseling for those who have fallen victim to the doctor.
The May independent study described the & # 39; culture & # 39; who plays at the university.
& # 39; Students openly discussed Strauss research methods or complained about his pending presence in the shower and changing room, including for coaches and other athletics department staff, according to the 180-page report.
& # 39; Many of the students thought the behavior of Strauss a & # 39; Open Secret & # 39 ;, because it seemed to them that their coaches, trainers and other team doctors were fully aware of the activities of Strauss, and yet few seemed inclined to do anything to stop it. & # 39;
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