A former member of the Ohio State University wrestling team warned Saturday that there are more shocking details yet to be revealed about the sexual abuse scandal that has raised questions about the complicity of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who is a former assistant coach on the OSU wrestling team.
A physician for the Ohio State wrestling team, Dr. Richard Strauss, is accused of sexual assaulting numerous members of the team, and Jordan is accused of ignoring the abuse for years.
During an appearance on the MSNBC show “AM Joy” Saturday morning, Adam DiSabato said that things are about to get much worse for Jordan. DiSabato has also alleges that Jordan called him and asked him to deny the allegations of sexual abuse.
Host Joy Reid noted that Jordan has called DiSabato a liar:
“The congressman is calling you a liar. Your response, sir?”
“Well, in his statement, he didn’t say that he didn’t call me. I find that amusing, because, you know, he — he knows that he called me that day, and there’s proof and he doesn’t want to go there. So as far as the lie, I’ve already gone over this several times. I mean, it was blatant knowledge throughout our wrestling team, and there’s others that are going to come out on my behalf, and it’s just going to get worse.”
DiSabato then added:
“It’s all going to come out and Ohio State is — it’s going to get worse, because there’s other things that are going to come out. You know, they — they don’t want to go there.”
Reid then asked:
“You say things are going to come out, is there specific evidence that you have, or that you or others that were victims or connected to victims at Ohio State have, that Jordan himself knew about the abuse that was taking place?”
The former OSU wrestler responded:
“To keep denying it is just digging himself a bigger hole. If he would have just came out at the beginning and said, hey, you know, our superiors did nothing, then I wouldn’t be here right now. You think I want to be here?”
Jim Jordan has a lot of questions he needs to answer. The longer he refuses to address the issue of what he knew and when he knew it, the bigger this scandal is going to get.
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