The allegations date from the period 1979 to 1997 and were reported confidentially to the investigative team by former students engaged in university athletics, including varsity men student-athletes in 14 sports, and by former patients of Student Health Services.
U.S. Representative Jim Jordan is facing accusations that he knew about alleged sexual assaults while working as Ohio State University's assistant wrestling coach. His family has said they were "shocked and saddened" to learn of the allegations.
Strauss' personnel file at Ohio State indicates he previously did research, taught or practiced medicine at Harvard University, Rutgers University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Washington and the University of Hawaii.
"I participated with Jimmy and the other wrestlers in locker-room talk about Strauss".
The lawsuit alleges that despite being repeatedly informed of Strauss' "sexual assault, abuse, battery, molestation, and/or harassment, OSU failed to take appropriate action (or, in fact, any action whatsoever) to stop or prevent Dr. Strauss from continuing his rampant sexual misconduct".
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"While there is no place in Congress for individuals who have engaged in acts of physical or sexual abuse in their past, no one has accused Jim Jordan of abuse and he's made clear that if he had knowledge of the conduct taking place at Ohio State he would not have hesitated to address it", Renacci said. The former doctor took his own life in 2005, at the age of 67.
Earlier this week, two lawsuits seeking class-action status were filed against Ohio State in federal court.
"The Ohio State University remains actively committed to uncovering what may have happened and what university leaders at the time may have known", the statement said. In a radio interview on Wednesday, Jordan said that he told the lawyers he knew nothing about Strauss's alleged abuse.
As reported by the Washington Post, Jordan appeared on an OH radio program Wednesday morning where he spoke about the interview and denounced those who have criticized his denials.
"Mulvin said Strauss physically examined his genitals for approximately 20 minutes, before finally asking him, "'does this thing work?' And I said 'yeah it works for my girlfriend'".
Jordan, founder of the conservative Freedom Caucus and possible successor to House Speaker Paul Ryan, has received support from former coaches and wrestlers.