George Clooney to produce docuseries about abuse scandal that Jim Jordan was accused of covering up

So many executive orders, so much twitter. What to do? Well, discuss it here for one...

Moderators: admin, Inquisitor, ForumModerator, WebsiteContent

Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
TrueTexan
Verified Member
Verified Member
Posts: 20484
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:28 pm
Location: LGC MEMBER: The "Crazy" part of Denton Texas
Contact:

George Clooney to produce docuseries about abuse scandal that Jim Jordan was accused of covering up

#1 Post by TrueTexan » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:09 pm

Could this be the event that sends Gym Jordan to the showers?
The decades-long abuse scandal in the athletic department at Ohio State University will be chronicled in a docuseries produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The series is based on a Sports Illustrated story from last year by Jon Wertheim, detailing a long list of allegations against former Ohio State sports doctor Richard Strauss and the ensuing lack of action from university officials.

"This article uncovers the most widespread sexual abuse scandal in the history of American higher education. It is a story about power, abuse, enabling and the hierarchy of college sports that had been concealed for far too long," said Wertheim, who will be an executive producer of the series. "Because these courageous men made the decision to remain silent no longer, we can finally begin to hold the abuser, and those who were complicit in their silence, accountable for their actions — and inactions. With the help of 101 Studios, [SI owner] Authentic Brands Group and Smokehouse Pictures, their voices and stories — harrowing as they are — will be amplified."

Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan has been accused of participating in the scandal's cover up. Speaking to Ohio state legislators last year, a former captain of the university's wrestling team said that Jordan begged him to deny Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss's sexual abuse of wrestlers from 1979 to 1997.

"Jim Jordan called me crying, groveling, begging me to go against my brother, begging me, crying for a half-hour," whistleblower Mike DiSabato said. "That's the kind of cover-up that's going on there."
https://www.rawstory.com/jim-jordan-oh ... g-scandal/
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.-Huxley
The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer-Kissinger
Reasoning will never make a Man correct an ill Opinion, which by Reasoning he never acquired.-Swift

User avatar
highdesert
Carpal Tunnel
Posts: 20385
Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:54 pm
Location: Biggest state on the Left Coast
Contact:

Re: George Clooney to produce docuseries about abuse scandal that Jim Jordan was accused of covering up

#2 Post by highdesert » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:36 pm

Strauss is suspected of sexually abusing 177 male students in his career at OSU starting in 1978 until he was terminated in 1997. He died in 2005. The lesson of Watergate, the coverup can be worse than the original crime and a lot of people can be charged with obstruction of justice.
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Stiff and 5 guests