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7th Accuser: ‘Jim Jordan definitely knew that these things were happening’

Another day, another accuser.  It seems as though every day that passes since former Ohio State University wrestler Mike DiSabato alleged that Republican Congressman Jim Jordan knew about sexual abuse that took place at OSU, there are more and more accusers coming forward to corroborate the wrestler’s story.

Congressman Jim Jordan – Source: Flickr (gageskidmore)

Several accusers now allege that team physician Dr. Richard Strauss inappropriately touched, groped and made sexual comments toward wrestlers on the Ohio State University team, while former assistant coach and current U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan knew about what was taking place and refused to act.

Just two days ago, we reported on a 5th individual, former UFC champion Mark Coleman, who had come forward to corroborate much of DiSabato’s story.  Now the Washington Post is reporting a 6th and 7th accuser have come forward to also corroborate these claims.

One of these individuals, David Range, who was a wrestler at Ohio State University in the 1980s, told the WaPo that, “[Jim] Jordan definitely knew that these things were happening — yes, most definitely.  It was there. He knew about it because it was an everyday occurrence.”

“We talked about it all the time in the locker room” Range continued, while confirming that Jordan was there in the locker room while these conversations took place. “Everybody joked about it and talked about it all the time.”

Jim Jordan has continued to deny these allegations, saying in a Fox News interview on Friday, “I never saw, never heard of, never was told about any type of abuse. If I had been, I would have dealt with it….. if there are victims, they deserve justice.”

So far we are unaware of any wrestlers on these teams which Jordan coached, who have come out in defense of the congressman.  This is still a developing story.

Ed Krassenstein
  

Ed Krassenstein has been a journalist and editor for various news organizations ranging from politics to technology and entrepreneurship for the past 15+ years.

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