Rep. Jim Jordan Denies Referee’s Claim That He Knew Of Sexual Misconduct By Former Doctor

The Daily Caller | 11/8/2019 | Staff
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Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan denied he knew of “any kind of sexual abuse” after a referee filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging he informed the former Ohio State assistant coach that disgraced Dr. Richard Strauss masturbated in front of him in 1994.

The lawsuit alleges that the referee, dubbed John Doe 42, told Jordan about the incident with former Ohio State Dr. Richard Strauss, and that the representative replied, “Yeah, that’s Strauss,” NBC News reported. The lawsuit filed in Ohio implies that Jordan shrugged off the incident.

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

John Doe 42 told NBC News that he wants Jordan to “stand up and do the right thing and admit” he had knowledge of Strauss’ actions, “because everybody knew what he was doing to the wrestlers.”

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“What was a shock to me is that Strauss tried to do that to me. He was breaking new ground by going after a ref,” John Doe 42 alleged.

A senior Republican aide told the DCNF, “It’s funny how the mainstream press digs up this dirt just as Congressman Jordan is...
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