Tiffany Strauss Gordon, the daughter of a legendary high school coach has been accused of sexually abusing several former Colton High School football players during her time as the team’s trainer, according to a recently filed lawsuit.
A group of ex-Colton High School football stars, anonymously identified as six separate John Does, claim the alleged sexual abuse by high school trainer Tiffany Strauss Gordon persisted even though coaches with the program were suspicious of her behavior, the lawsuit argues.
The lawsuit also claims other members of the football team, players’ parents and school staff were aware of Gordon’s misconduct while the school district failed to report or investigate claims brought to them.
The lawsuit states that the school district first became aware of allegations against Gordon between 2002 and 2006.
Tiffany Strauss Gordon has now been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a police investigation.
Lawyer for six separate John Does speaks
An attorney for the six players suing Strauss-Gordon and the Colton school system told CBS Los Angeles the sexual abuse of the minors took place all over campus.
“That would include the locker room for the varsity football players, training rooms, weight rooms, classrooms, bathrooms, in vans to football-related events and at a few homes,” lawyer Brian Williams said.
Tiffany Strauss Gordon: What we know about the former California high school trainer
Tiffany Strauss Gordon is the daughter of late gridiron coach Harold Strauss, who had a legendary career leading the Yellowjackets and is credited with helping multiple high school athletes move on to professional football.
Gordon, 40, worked as the high school trainer under her father and longtime Colton High football coach and athletic director Harold Strauss before she became the athletic director at Grand Terrace High School.
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