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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:20 PM

George Clooney to produce docuseries about decades-long sex abuse scandal Ohio State University

Coming for you, Gym Jordan.

The Hollywood Reporter @THR

George Clooney and Smokehouse Pictures will produce a docuseries about a decades-long abuse scandal in the athletic department at Ohio State University




George Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures will produce a docuseries about a decades-long abuse scandal in the athletic department at Ohio State University. The series, which hasn't found an outlet yet, is based on an October 2020 Sports Illustrated story by Jon Wertheim, which detailed a long list of allegations against former Ohio State sports doctor Richard Strauss and university officials' lack of response. Sports Illustrated Studios and 101 Studios are producing alongside Smokehouse Pictures.

"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."

Said Clooney and Heslov in a statement, "We're very pleased to partner with 101 Studios and Sports Illustrated in bringing this devastating and tragic story to light."

Wertheim's story includes an account from former Ohio State wrestler (and UFC champion) Mark Coleman about Strauss' alleged sexual abuse and administration of steroids to athletes. Coleman also alleges that Jim Jordan, then an Ohio State assistant wrestling coach and now a congressman, knowingly ignored Strauss' abuse.

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Reply George Clooney to produce docuseries about decades-long sex abuse scandal Ohio State University (Original post)
fleur-de-lisa Feb 22 OP
padah513 Feb 22 #1
ChubbyStar Feb 22 #13
hlthe2b Feb 22 #2
ananda Feb 22 #12
PatSeg Feb 22 #3
ProudMNDemocrat Feb 22 #4
KS Toronado Feb 22 #18
demtenjeep Feb 22 #5
JT45242 Feb 22 #6
FakeNoose Feb 22 #8
cilla4progress Feb 22 #7
gibraltar72 Feb 22 #9
blueinredohio Feb 22 #10
smirkymonkey Feb 22 #11
Jack from Charlotte Feb 22 #15
Comfortably_Numb Feb 22 #14
calimary Feb 22 #16
twodogsbarking Feb 22 #17
Tommy Carcetti Feb 22 #19
Ferrets are Cool Feb 22 #20
roamer65 Feb 22 #21

Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:23 PM

1. Oh snap!

This is what you call hardball.

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Response to padah513 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:30 PM

13. High Hard Stinking Cheese

Thrown straight at Gym Jordan.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:24 PM

2. Two who have never let me down: Clooney and Tom Hanks

Both incredibly smart, incredibly talented, incredibly dedicated, good guys.

I will be anxious to see the finished series.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:28 PM

12. Agree!

Love both of them.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:25 PM

3. Oh boy, let the reckoning begin

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:26 PM

4. Look for Gym Jordan to sue for defamation because the truth will come out about him.

For covering up abuses.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:27 PM

18. Gym Q Jordan will sue alright, but his defense will be based on

Hunter Biden and Hillary's E-mails

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:26 PM

5. heck ya

bring him down

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:31 PM

6. Factual clarification question

Is this actually the largest abuse count? The guy from Michigan State who also worked for the US Olympics had a lot of victims.

Both events are horrific but anticipating the counter lawsuit from Gym JOrdan and his enablers that this was the largest/worst is false while ignoring that we will never likely know how many true victims there were of either of these monsters.

I hope that they have concrete evidence of Gym's role in the coverup.

I am a huge Buckeyes fan -- but the athletic department should be hit with sanctions at least as deep as Penn State had. Probably more since they did nothing about when the PSU and MSU problems came to light.

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Response to JT45242 (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:53 PM

8. I think you're referring to Larry Nasser, the former Olympic trainer and doctor

He's in prison for 60 years. There are already 2 films made about him, Athlete A and another one. Nasser has been accused by at least 125 women, and many were under-age Olympic athletes at the time he molested them. As far as I know there were no boys, it was all under-age girls.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:38 PM

7. Hope it's out

before the mid-terms!!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:05 PM

9. Who will play Gym Jacketoff??

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:16 PM

10. Woohoo, bring Gym Jordan to the forefront.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:26 PM

11. Hey, Gym!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:47 PM

15. or to quote Michael Clayton,............

a character played by George Clooney in a terrific movie with the same name......

"You're so f*ucked."

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:40 PM

14. Ruh rho Gym.... here comes the boom!!!!

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Response to Comfortably_Numb (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:58 PM

16. To quote padah513 farther upthread - "Oh Snap!!!!"

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:16 PM

17. As soon as the brown stuff hit the fan everyone shut up.

Happened in Happy Valley too.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:28 PM

19. Damn! Jim's in a tight spot!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:19 PM

20. K and R

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:35 PM

21. I bet OSU administration is freaking out right now.

GOOD.


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