The sex abuse scandal surrounding Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) took a turn for the worse after a former wrestling captain at Ohio State University told the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee that Jordan asked him to help cover up the sex abuse that occurred while Jordan was an OSU wrestling coach.
The former OSU wrestler, Adam DiSabato, told the committee that Jordan knew that former OSU doctor Richard Strauss was sexually abusing wrestlers and did nothing to stop it, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
DiSabato also told the committee that Jordan asked him to contradict statements made by his own brother, Michael DiSabato, who in 2018 said that Jordan and other coaches willfully ignored Strauss’s sexual misconduct.
“Jim Jordan called me crying, groveling… begging me to go against my brother,” he told the committee this week. “That’s the kind of coverup that’s going on there.”
Jordan has repeatedly denied knowing of Strauss’s abuse while serving as wrestling coach, despite the testimony of multiple former wrestlers who say otherwise.