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Rep. Jim Jordan – the powerful Republican founder of the House Freedom Caucus, staunch Trump ally and dark horse candidate for speaker – is denying new claims that as an assistant wrestling coach at The Ohio State University in the late 1980s he failed to address alleged sexual abuse by a team physician.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, through a spokesman, called the matter “serious.”
The article goes on to state the following:
“These are serious allegations and issues,” Doug Andres, spokesman for Ryan, told ABC News. “The university has rightfully initiated a full investigation into the matter. The speaker will await the findings of that inquiry.”
In April, the university announced an investigation into recently surfaced allegations against the former wrestling team physician, Dr. Richard Strauss, who served between the mid-1970s and late 1990s. Jordan was an assistant coach on the team from 1986 to 1994. Strauss died in 2005.
Three former OSU wrestlers have now gone public with their stories, detailing alleged sexual molestation by Strauss during medical appointments to NBC News. One man said he directly reported the abuse to Jordan; all three said Jordan could not have been unaware of the inappropriate behavior.
Jordan has consistently denied witnessing any cases of abuse or receiving any reports of misconduct from the student wrestlers.
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