Tag Archives: scandal

Eighth Wrestler Comes Forward: Jordan Just Snickered When I Told Him The Doctor Was Groping My Balls

CNN reports: Another former OSU wrestler has told CNN that Jim Jordan knew about the actions of Dr. Richard Strauss, the former Ohio State University medical doctor who treated athletes, and called Jordan, who is now a US Congressman, a “phony” for saying he was not aware of any sexual abuse allegations. “Jordan is denying this because obviously it would ...

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Paul Ryan On Jim Jordan Allegations: It’s Serious But I’ll Wait Until The University Completes Its Investigation

USA Today reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan has weighed in on accusations that Republican Rep. Jim Jordan ignored allegations of sexual abuse while he was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University decades ago. Through a spokesman, Ryan said the university was right to investigate the claims and that he would await the outcome of the review. “These are ...

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Jordan Again Says Accusers Are Lying, Says Timing Is Suspect Because Of His Bid For House Speaker [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Friday repeatedly denied claims that he knew of alleged sexual abuse taking place on the Ohio State University wrestling team while he served as assistant coach, while calling into question the timing of the allegations. Jordan said on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier” that the timing of the allegations was ...

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INDIANA: Top Republicans Demand Resignation Of GOP Attorney General Over Drunken Groping Accusations

The Associated Press reports: Two more Republicans are calling on Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign amid claims he drunkenly groped four women, including a lawmaker. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch said in a statement late Thursday that she supports Gov. Eric Holcomb’s call for Hill to step down. She says “sexual harassment should never be tolerated.” Secretary of State ...

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GEORGIA: Church Boots Senior Pastor After Multiple Males Report His Sexual Interest In Rubbing Their Feet

The Christian Post reports: Brad Waller, a married father and senior pastor of the Grace Church of the Islands, PCA, in Savannah, Georgia, has left his church and several others in his congregation in shock after confessing to abusing multiple men and boys under his spiritual care with sexual foot massages, which prompted his swift removal from ministry by the ...

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OHIO: GOP Rep. Jim Jordan Accused Of Ignoring Sexual Abuse Of College Wrestlers While Their Team Coach

NBC News reports: Rep. Jim Jordan, the powerful Republican congressman from Ohio, is being accused by former wrestlers he coached more than two decades ago at Ohio State University of failing to stop the team doctor from molesting them and other students. The university announced in April that it was investigating accusations that Dr. Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, ...

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Top Cardinal Booted Over “Credible” Abuse Claims

CBS News reports: Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington DC, has been removed from public ministry after an accusation he abused a teen nearly 50 years ago while serving as a priest in New York archdiocese. McCarrick, now at age 87, previously served as archbishop of Newark in New Jersey. The cardinal maintains his innocence but has accepted the ...

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MISSOURI: No Further Charges For Former GOP Gov

The St. Louis Dispatch reports: A special prosecutor will not file further charges against former Gov. Eric Greitens. In a sometimes emotional press conference Friday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said her office did not have sufficient evidence to consider filing new charges against the former governor, who left office under a cloud of scandal last week. Baker said ...

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Southern Baptist Leader Fired After Revelation That He Sought To “Break Down” Student For Reporting Rape

The Tennessean reports: A Texas seminary fired a prominent Southern Baptist leader earlier this week for mishandling allegations from two students who said they were raped. Paige Patterson, who was terminated from his top post at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, told the head of campus security that he wanted to meet alone with a student who told him she was ...

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Missouri Swears In New GOP Gov. Mike Parson

The Kansas City Star reports: Promising a “fresh start” for state government after months of scandal, Mike Parson was sworn in today as Missouri’s 57th governor. “My pledge to all Missourians is to work hard each and every day to bring honor, integrity, transparency to the Governor’s Office,” Parson said moments after taking the oath of office, later adding: “Now ...

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BREAKING: GOP Missouri Gov To Resign Shortly

Fox News reports: Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is expected to resign Tuesday amid a sexual misconduct scandal and allegations of misuse of a charity donor list, sources told Fox News. Greitens, who has previously said he would not quit his post despite the allegations against him, is expected to step down around 4:15 p.m. local time. A press conference ...

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Former GOP Rep Won’t Repay $84K Sexual Harassment Settlement Despite New Six-Figure Govt Lobbying Gig

ABC News reports: Former Rep. Blake Farenthold, the disgraced Texas Republican who resigned last month in the aftermath of a sexual harassment settlement, has secured his next paid gig – as a government lobbyist. But even though he’s going to be raking in a reported six-figure salary, Farenthold told ABC News that he has no intention of repaying an $84,000 ...

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MISSOURI: Privacy Charge Dropped Against GOP Gov, Case May Be Refiled, Impeachment Still A Possibility

NBC News reports: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens declared victory as prosecutors abruptly dropped a felony invasion-of-privacy charge alleging he had taken a revealing photo of a woman with whom he has acknowledged having an affair. The St. Louis circuit attorney’s office said it still plans to pursue the case, either through a special prosecutor or an appointed assistant. But Greitens’ ...

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Kink Community Denounces Eric Schneiderman

The New York Post reports: Many members of what’s widely known as the kink community are outraged that Eric Schneiderman, in resigning as New York’s attorney general, depicted his alleged violence toward several women as “role-playing and other consensual sexual activity.” Aficionados of kinky sex noted that Schneiderman’s accusers insisted they had given no consent — which is considered obligatory ...

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Cuomo Orders Special Prosecutor For Schneiderman

The New York Daily News reports: The public dismantling of ex-state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman took less than 24 hours, a fast and freaky plunge from powerful prosecutor to potential perp walk. Schneiderman’s dramatic fall from grace was capped off by Gov. Cuomo’s appointment late Tuesday of a special prosecutor to investigate allegations that the state’s former top lawman physically ...

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NEW YORK: Solicitor General Steps In As Acting AG, Lawmakers To Appoint Schneiderman Replacement

The New York Daily News reports: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned Monday after four women came forward to say he abused and harassed them, has been replaced. The acting attorney general will be Barbara Underwood, the current state solicitor general, officials said. “This morning, I’m grateful to work with the best colleagues in the business — including Barbara Underwood, ...

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Manhattan DA Opens Probe Into Schneiderman

The New York Post reports: The Manhattan District Attorney’s office said on Monday night that they were probing Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after explosive assault allegations were launched against him in a New Yorker article. “Our office has opened an investigation into the recently reported allegations concerning Mr. Schneiderman,” said a spokesman for District Attorney Cy Vance. A law enforcement ...

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MISSOURI: GOP Gov To Face Impeachment Vote

The Kansas City Star reports: The Missouri General Assembly has taken the historic step of calling itself back into special session to decide whether to impeach Gov. Eric Greitens. According to the petition signed by 138 House members and 29 senators — both more than the three-fourths required in each chamber to call a special session — lawmakers will consider ...

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Another GOP House Rep Resigns Amid Sex Scandal

The Daily Beast reports: Republican Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA), who represents Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district, announced Friday that he will resign his seat. The embattled lawmaker previously said he would not seek re-election following revelations that he used taxpayer funds to settle a sexual-harassment claim. Meehan’s district, previously drawn in moose antler fashion around Philadelphia was redrawn for November’s midterm ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Pruitt Faces House Panel Over Ethics

Vox reports: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will face a double whammy of hearings on Capitol Hill Thursday that could make or break his career at the EPA. The hearings are intended to give Pruitt the chance to pitch his agency’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year. But members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House ...

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