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Wed Feb 24, 2021, 08:14 PM

George Clooney to produce docuseries on college abuse scandal Jim Jordan was accused of covering up

https://www.salon.com/2021/02/22/george-clooney-to-produce-docuseries-on-college-abuse-scandal-jim-jordan-was-accused-of-covering-up_partner/

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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.salon.com/2021/02/22/george-clooney-to-produce-docuseries-on-college-abuse-scandal-jim-jordan-was-accused-of-covering-up_partner/

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Submariner Feb 24 OP
msongs Feb 24 #1
Mr.Bill Feb 24 #2
msongs Feb 24 #5
Lord Ludd Feb 24 #7
Marcuse Feb 24 #8
niyad Feb 24 #3
magicarpet Feb 24 #4
Blue Owl Feb 24 #6

Response to Submariner (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 08:17 PM

1. who will star as gym jordan? hmmm nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 08:21 PM

2. Woody Allen.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 08:31 PM

5. too bad peter lorre is no longer with us nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 09:56 PM

7. You mean when Lorre shouts "I'm inn-o-cent!" in Fritz Lang's 'M'?

I think that's the movie with that line.

Here's Barry Gordon saying the line in A Thousand Clowns (1965) starting @19:28, IMO the best ever (perhaps only) Lorre impression by a kid.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 10:29 PM

8. Steve Martin could do it.

:large

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Response to Submariner (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 08:26 PM

3. As important as this will be, I doubt that it will have the slightest impact on the voters in that

disgusting scum's district.

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Response to Submariner (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 08:29 PM

4. Someone big and tall and super masculine,... Pee-wee Herman.

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Response to Submariner (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 08:38 PM

6. The Gymbag is stinking...

Time to air out the dirty laundry...

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