Since Ohio State launch its own investigation into the abuse allegations, student-athletes from 14 sports have come forward with similar sexual misconduct accusations against Strauss plus patients from Strauss' private medical practice he ran in Columbus in the 90s.
The allegations were reported on Tuesday by NBC News, which said Jordan was the assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State from 1986 to 1994. Jordan, a two-time NCAA Division I wrestling champion, denies them. "No question in my mind", Trump said. "He's an outstanding man".
Jordan rebuked the allegations this week in an interview with Politico, saying he "never knew about any type of abuse". "But at the end of the day, he is absolutely lying if he says he doesn't know what was going on".
"And look, if there are people who are abused, then that's bad and we want justice to happen", he added in his remarks to Politico. Shine was cited in at least four lawsuits alleging sexual harassment or racial discrimination and was largely considered unhirable after his unceremonious exit from Fox News.
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Coleman, who roomed with Jordan during team trips and says he considers the lawmaker a friend, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that unless Jordan has "dementia", he knew about the allegations surrounding Dr. Richard Strauss. His staff is now alleging that Jordan's original accuser, Michael DiSabato, sent threatening emails to the congressman before and after the story broke.
The university said its investigation includes "outreach to former student-athletes, coaches and others who may have been affected or may have had knowledge of these alleged incidents".
Jordan said he hasn't personally spoken with DiSabato since late March or April.
"What happened drove me out of the sport", the former athlete, John Dailey, told NBC News.
Kathleen Trafford, a spokeswoman for Porter Wright, tried calling Jordan's office on June 12 but Fury said "we have no record of a call".
"I believe Jim Jordan 100 percent". He said Jordan and then-head coach Russ Hellickson spoke with Strauss, who the New York Times reports committed suicide in 2005. "It was very common knowledge in the locker room that if you went to Dr. Strauss for anything, you would have to pull your trousers down". If not, it's even money as to whether the politicization of the scandal becomes a big problem for Jim Jordan, or creates a right-wing groundswell to make him the next Speaker. "I believe [Jordan]", Trump said.