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Clooney basketball scandal project gets green light

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Post by LizzyNY Wed 08 Jun 2022, 00:36

I wonder if Gym Jordan will turn up in this documentary - and if he does, will they nail him for knowing what was happening and doing nothing? I can't imagine George would back a project that didn't cover the story in depth and Jordan deserves to be outed for avoiding responsibility and his lack of action that left so many young men open to abuse.
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Post by Donnamarie Sat 11 Jun 2022, 18:04

Jim Jordan is already a disgrace to this country.  George knows how significant it is that a sitting Member of Congress  most likely knew of the abuse going on by the Ohio State coach.  Even if there isn’t new evidence that he knew at least bringing it to light again and hearing from team members is important to remind people of Jordan’s likely knowledge.  Glad George is taking on this important story.
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Post by annemarie Sat 11 Jun 2022, 19:20

[size=52]George Clooney’s Ohio State Abuse Documentary Lands at HBO[/size]

Oscar and Emmy winner Eva Orner has signed on to direct the project, which is based on a Sports Illustrated story.

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George Clooney and HBO are teaming up to tell the story of a decades-long abuse scandal at Ohio State University.
HBO has joined Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures, Sports Illustrated Studios and 101 Studios on the project, which will premiere on the premium cable outlet and stream on HBO Max. Oscar and Emmy winner Eva Orner (Taxi to the Dark Side, Out of Iraq) will direct.

Clooney and Heslov’s company announced the project in February 2021. At the time, they were planning a docuseries based on the scandal involving Richard Strauss, a former sports physician at Ohio State who’s accused of sexually abusing more than 300 athletes over decades of working at and with the university. The HBO project will be a feature-length documentary.

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“Grant and I are very proud to be working on this project with HBO,” said Clooney in a statement. “It’s a devastating story about people in power abusing and then covering up their criminal actions against students. The fact that it hasn’t been resolved as of yet is deeply disturbing.”
Said Orner, “I’m honored to join this incredible creative team. This film is about the largest sexual abuse scandal in the history of American higher education. It will give the courageous men who were abused a powerful and clear voice.”
The untitled documentary is based on an October 2020 Sports Illustrated story by Jon Wertheim, which detailed some of the many allegations against Strauss, including those made by former All-American wrestler and UFC champion Mark Coleman and other athletes, student trainers and employees at a private clinic Strauss headed. Coleman also alleges that Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio State assistant wrestling coach for part of Strauss’ time at the university, knowingly ignored Strauss’ abuse.
“This story of power, abuse and enabling has been concealed for far too long,” said David Hutkin, COO of 101 Studios. “It is because of the courage of these men who have decided to finally speak out that we can finally hold the abusers accountable. We are honored to be able to provide a platform to amplify the voices of these victims.”
Clooney and Heslov are producing the documentary with David C. Glasser of 101 Studios, Orner and Steven J. Berger. The executive producers are Wertheim; Corey Salter, Colin Smeeton and Marc Rosen of Sports Illustrated Studios; and Hutkin, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari of 101 Studios.

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