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Victim of Sandusky abuse suing Penn State

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Whether Mark Emmert‘s sanctions against the Penn State football program were fair or not, NCAA involvement was ultimately going to be the least of the university’s worries when it came to the fallout of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Case in point, the man identified as “Victim 1″ in Sandusky’s grand jury indictment is filing a lawsuit against the school for its “deliberate and shameful” handling of the allegations against the former defensive coordinator, according to the Associated Press. The suit was filed Friday.

Victim 1, per the indictment, met Sandusky through his charity, Second Mile, in 2005 or ’06 and later became a victim of Sandusky’s abuse. The suit claims Victim 1 was assaulted more than 100 times by Sandusky over a three-year period ending in 2008. As a result, the victim claims he suffered physical and emotional injuries and will likely need medical and psychological help. He is seeking both compensatory and punitive damages.

It was Victim 1′s 2009 allegations that led to the investigation that would end up in Sandusky’s arrest last November. Sandusky would ultimately be convicted on 45 counts of child-sex abuse in June, six of which were related to Victim 1. He’ll spend the rest of his life in prison.

Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and former VP Gary Schultz are also facing perjury charges. The Freeh report, released in July, indicates PSU officials knowingly refused to act multiple times on allegations against Sandusky. However, Penn State has remained mostly mum on the situation (except for the Emmert sanctions).

“The university takes these cases very seriously,” university spokesman Dave La Torre said, adding PSU’s president and board “have publicly emphasized that their goal is to find solutions that rest on the principle of justice for the victims.”

Victim 2 was reportedly set to file suit against the school last month. There will undoubtedly be others who follow.

PSU president Rodney Erickson said previously he feels the school is “adequately covered” to handle litigation thrown its way.

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  1. deadeye says: Aug 25, 2012 11:03 AM

    I wonder how PSU will handle all these lawsuits that are bound to follow because it looks like a no win scenario.

    If they quietly settle with Sandusky’s victims, they might lessen the negative press. But is that of any value given what has happened? And settling with all his victims may run into the hundreds of millions.

    If they fight it, there’s always a risk that MORE information will come out making the school look even worse. And questioning the victims claims will no doubt lead to a public backlash.

  2. phillyphann83 says: Aug 25, 2012 11:45 AM

    wait, over 100 times?!?!?!? are you kidding me?? I am never one to blame the victim but come on man, 100 times?? My guess is this guy isnt married and most of you can see what I mean by that.

    That wouldn’t have been me man, if that happened to me ONCE at camp, my dad would have been burying that guy.

  3. amosalanzostagg says: Aug 25, 2012 12:18 PM

    The chickens are coming home to roost.

    Nuremberg Trial times…

    Spanier “I knew nothing!”

    Curley ” I was just following orders!”

    Schultz ” I was just following orders!”

    Paterno “MHHPH MHHMPH MHHMPH MHHMPH” – which translated from the coffin
    “I wish I had done more!”

    Police Chief Harmon, “I was just following orders!”

    McQuery,” I knew, I told, I was just following orders!”

    They all knew and now that Spanier has thrown
    Curley and Schultz under the bus, let’s see which
    one rats out the others.

    Stay tune for another exciting as The Days of our Lives as Happy Valley turns.

  4. bertenheim says: Aug 25, 2012 12:21 PM

    There’s no situation so bad that it can’t be made better by making the lawyers rich.

  5. geo1113 says: Aug 25, 2012 1:28 PM

    phillyphann83 says:
    Aug 25, 2012 11:45 AM
    wait, over 100 times?!?!?!? are you kidding me?? I am never one to blame the victim but come on man, 100 times?? My guess is this guy isnt married and most of you can see what I mean by that.

    That wouldn’t have been me man, if that happened to me ONCE at camp, my dad would have been burying that guy.

    ———————–

    Think before you write. Victim 1 is now 18 years old, so marriage would be a stretch. As for your intimation of victim 1′s sexual orientation, so what! First, we don’t have facts on that. And on top of that, he was a kid…heck, he is still a kid. Finally, the kid never knew his father.

    Seriously, what is wrong with you to be so flippant about a kid that was raped by a grown man.

  6. dhlions says: Aug 25, 2012 2:14 PM

    I’m not a lawyer, but how does a fraction of 45 equal 100?

  7. propertyofthebroncos says: Aug 25, 2012 2:50 PM

    phillyphann83: you clearly, and luckily have never been abused. you cannot say you wouldn’t let that happen and the victim did not let it happen. don’t pretend to know how you would act as a victim. no one can be prepared for such a thing. you think you’re manly but you’re just proving to be narrow minded and be one of the reasons victims are afraid to come forward for risk of being told ridiculous things like that. think next time.

  8. amosalanzostagg says: Aug 25, 2012 2:59 PM

    An interesting side bar to the ongoing fiasco that is now starting to unfold with Paterno Sandusky University is the ongoing investigation by the Commonwealth AG Kelly into Second Mile and the
    request by the State to NOT have University Police
    Chief Harmon testify in any form to the Sandusky grand jury.

    Could it be that he himself is a target of an ongoing investigation of the Second Mile and PSU Administration officials, since the retired detective,Schrefeller in charge of the 1998 investigation was told by Chief Harmon to stop the 1998 investigation as stated in news reports or is he going to be the counter balance as to what Spanier, Paterno, Curley and Schultz knew and when they knew it?

    Get the popcorn ready and sit back, the chickens are coming home to roost and it isn’t going to be
    pretty, but hey, PSU football starts next week!

    Remember, We are Penn State!

  9. cometkazie says: Aug 25, 2012 3:10 PM

    There was breaking news about Spanier this past week and none of it made CFT that I saw.

    A whole lot of insignificant news was posted.

    Was ignoring the story deliberate or was it deemed not newsworthy?

  10. effjohntaylornorelation says: Aug 25, 2012 3:36 PM

    @cometkazie-For months it seems that the PSU (blindly) faithful have bitched and moaned about the media sensationalizing and hate mongering this story. Now you accuse CFT of not taking notice of Spanier and his line of bs? Which way do you want it? Oh wait, this isn’t Burger King, you can’t have it your way. Btw, CFT did enter the mix regarding Spanier earlier this week, tool.

  11. amosalanzostagg says: Aug 25, 2012 3:44 PM

    Comet,

    Spanier is trying to portray himself as a victim. He is trying to keep himself as far away from taking responsibility on the Sandusky situation by stating he ran the University with a “hands off” approach and has thrown both Curley and Schultz under the bus by stating that he can’t “recall” details of either the 1998 or 2001 investigations. He also can’t “recall” why he did not inform the BoT of the Sandusky investiagations. The man runs a University with a $4.1 billion budget, 86,000 plus students and 25,000 employees and the defining
    incident of his tenure brings him down and he cannot “recall” details? It would be laughable if the phrase “Pausible deniability” wouldn’t come into
    play. Spanier, et al looked out for themselves first and couldn’t keep up with all the lies they had to
    concoct.

    Bottom line, Spanier knew, Curley knew, Schultz knew, Paterno knew, McQueary knew, the janitors knew, everyone knew, but NO ONE did anything.

    It will be “We are State Penn instead of we are State
    Penn!” and no amount of funds raised for child abuse will cover the heinous crimes committed by
    PSU.

  12. psunick says: Aug 25, 2012 4:27 PM

    Yawn.

    Wake me up on September 1, 9:00am Pacific. PENN STATE FOOTBALL returns!

  13. showerswithsandusky says: Aug 25, 2012 5:55 PM

    psunick says:
    Aug 25, 2012 4:27 PM
    Yawn.

    Wake me up on September 1, 9:00am Pacific. PENN STATE FOOTBALL returns!

    —————————–

    I assume that the early kick off doesn’t conflict with the weekly NAMBLA meeting?

  14. amosalanzostagg says: Aug 25, 2012 6:22 PM

    PSUnick shows exactly why the NCAA came down hard on Paterno Sandusky University.

    The football culture under Joe Pa was SO corrupt and criminal, it became the school’s sole mission to preserving St Joe and the “perception” of “integrity” at the cost of innocents.
    The NCAA had no other choice with a CRIMINAL coverup. I would have either imploded the entire ATHLETIC program for four years or have expelled Paterno Sandusky University from the NCAA and let the school go shank’s mare.

    When you had 3 janitors afraid to report a rape on campus by Sandusky for fear of losing their jobs because Football ruled that campus, you see why
    Paterno Sandusky University is just now beginning to pay a terrible price. Alums and supporters should be ashame, But they’re like PSUnick , Penn State football returns September 1, 9:00am Pacific

    We are State Penn!, er….Penn State!

  15. phillyphann83 says: Aug 25, 2012 6:38 PM

    I’m not buying it, this kid had nothing to do with Sandusky for 50 weeks out of the year and were supposed to believe he was intimidated by him? Then he allows his mom(since you claim to know personal details about an unnamed person, I’ll let you tell me if he didn’t know his mom either) send him back to that camp TWICE more!?!?!?

    There’s a reason he was only convicted of 6 counts against this victim, not over 100.

  16. amosalanzostagg says: Aug 25, 2012 7:10 PM

    PhillyPhann,

    Spoken like a true Joe Pa supporter.

    Sandusky was a MONSTER who preyed on innocents.

    Sandusky is not a small man to begin with. To a very young child, he was huge. We have no idea just how many young males Sandusky raped. The ones that came forward were the courageous ones. How many are there out there that have repressed the memories and tried to move on with their lives? We will never know.

    The true villains are the ones that knew and that did NOTHING. People like Spanier, Curley,Schultz,Paterno, Mcqueary, Baldwin, Gargan, Harmon are just as guilty as Sandusky because they were the ones in positions of RESPONSIBILITY, they were the ADULTS. They
    ENABLED Sandusky to commit his CRIMES time
    and time again. All to protect the reputation of
    the University and Penn State Football. To maintain the image of Happy Valley and Integrity,
    Loyalty, and Pride.

    The old adage of “For evil to succeed, good men must do NOTHING!”

    But Penn State Football starts September 1, 2012!

    ROAR!

    We are Penn State!

  17. psunick says: Aug 25, 2012 7:35 PM

    C’mon, showers

    You know that NAMBLA meetings would never be at 9:00am.

    We Penn Staters…oops! I mean, THEY…are out canvassing the playgrounds at that hour.

    At least until somebody comes up with a new version of Second Mile for us.

  18. dannythebisforbeast says: Aug 25, 2012 9:41 PM

    hey AAstagg what investigation into second mile would you be talking about by AG kelly??

    She is a corbett appointee and as long as he is around that will not happen.

  19. dannythebisforbeast says: Aug 25, 2012 9:53 PM

    stagg im pretty sure phillphann isnt a psu supporter

    nothing wrong with being one either no matter what you say. i am not ashamed because We did nothing wrong

  20. amosalanzostagg says: Aug 25, 2012 11:27 PM

    Danny,

    Sure, The same logic that the Nazi’s used when asked about the concentration camps. “We had no knowledge that Hitler (Sandusky)was the monster he was!”

    “Goering and Himmler (Curley and Schultz) would have told the Fueher(Spanier) all the facts about the camps!”

    “Rommel(Paterno) was a good Nazi, he tried to kill
    Hitler”

    But, Penn State Football starts September 1, 2012

    Seig Heil!(We are Penn State!)

  21. psunick says: Aug 25, 2012 11:33 PM

    I like how you think, amos.

    Seig heil! We are Penn State!

    And don’t forget: FOOTBALL begins in seven days!

    Heil Hitler!

  22. amosalanzostagg says: Aug 25, 2012 11:39 PM

    dannythebisforbeast says: Aug 25, 2012 9:41 PM

    hey AAstagg what investigation into second mile would you be talking about by AG kelly??

    She is a corbett appointee and as long as he is around that will not happen.

    Again, Danny speaking with absolutely no knowledge. True,Kelly was appointed Corbett to serve out his successor’s term. She was appointed last year. She is not running for the AG office in 2012.

    Since she was quite successful as an attorney on the Federal level, she is performing her tasks as AG
    in a professional manner. She would not risk her professional future on a national criminal case against Paterno Sandusky University to “cover” for
    Corbett.

    Nice try, though

  23. showerswithsandusky says: Aug 25, 2012 11:43 PM

    Joe Paterno is getting sodomized in HELL by John Holmes

  24. loadofwash says: Aug 26, 2012 9:06 AM

    Showerswith….

    I’d bet u like it up the azz

  25. loadofwash says: Aug 26, 2012 9:07 AM

    Showerswith….

    Did your mom help you with that?

  26. loadofwash says: Aug 26, 2012 9:11 AM

    Amos…..

    You should really think about trying something else, say cleaning toilets or something. Your attacks prove you to be a worthless piece of crap. Of all the sperm, your mom ended up with you?

  27. amosalanzostagg says: Aug 26, 2012 9:47 AM

    Load,

    Truth hurts doesn’t it. Sorry if it offends you. What you call “attacks” are actual hard facts. Saint Joe knew that Sandusky was raping young boys in HIS football facilities, and he did nothing. Spanier knew, Curley knew, Schultz knew, Gargan knew, Harmon knew, and yet nothing was done? Curious as why a football player from 2002 rapes a coed in a dorm room and there is no police report to file under Clery?

    Face it, Penn State has an Senior Administration that was corrupted by Joe Pa and his absolute power on that campus. All Joe Pa cared about was his football legacy, and now he doesn’t even have that.

    Yet all the Paterno Sandusky University supporters care about is the FOOTBALL
    program? Some priorities.

    PSU will be stained for decades for what Spanier et al allowed to happen. No amount of rationalization,
    no amount of fund raisers for abused children, no
    amount of “so sorry” will ever change the actual
    facts that Paterno ALLOWED a monster like Sandusky unfettered access to young innocent boys
    for Sandusky to rape.

    But, Penn State Football starts September 1, 2012

    ROAR!

    We are Penn State!

  28. rubbernilly says: Aug 26, 2012 9:51 AM

    Did somebody hack psunick’s account?

  29. amosalanzostagg says: Aug 26, 2012 9:51 AM

    loadofwash says: Aug 26, 2012 9:06 AM

    Showerswith….

    I’d bet u like it up the azz
    ___________________

    Load,

    What is it with PSU supporters that act like Sandusky? You should really seek treatment. Really

    ROAR

    We are Penn State!.

  30. loadofwash says: Aug 26, 2012 12:01 PM

    Amos,

    Really, your dad should have pulled out….

  31. amosalanzostagg says: Aug 26, 2012 1:39 PM

    Load,

    Try harder!

  32. loadofwash says: Aug 26, 2012 1:49 PM

    Amos,

    That’s what your mom said and why you’re only half a load!

  33. amosalanzostagg says: Aug 26, 2012 4:44 PM

    load,

    You’ve been hanging around Sandusky too long.

  34. drarb says: Aug 26, 2012 7:46 PM

    amos
    I know that in your deepest dreams of playing for PSU and not being good enough to you have fallen into some sort of frenzied dreams – your facts are not facts
    1. Paterno didn’t allow Sandusky unfettered access that is a BoT and/or President level decision – in fact read Freeh Report and see where Paterno said Sandusky shouldn’t be allowed to bring 2cnd mile kids on campus
    2. You keep adding names to who knew about Sandusky – except McQueary – is he a personal friend you need to defend?
    3. the old adage you cite – pretty good – however, you have no proof that some people didn’t try to stop him
    4. Maybe in stead of ranting and raving – frothing at the mouth do a google search and find out the bigger problem – Corbett and his connections to 2cnd Mile, the connectin between the PSUY BoT and 2cnd Mile BoT, the connection between Freeh and 2cnd Mile. I know it is easy to raise your voice and pretend you know something, but take the time and actually learn – it will help you.

  35. psunick says: Aug 27, 2012 12:35 AM

    Nah, rubber…no one hacked my account.

    I am so fed up with the pontificating nonsense
    on these threads that I just figured I’d humor the authors.

    It’s too ridiculous to bother tossing out facts (ask danny about that), so at least I get to laugh myself to sleep.

    ROAR!!

  36. psunick says: Aug 27, 2012 12:44 AM

    Anyone who makes an attempt to articulate anything about Penn State is immediately bombarded by the CFT Bullies. We are called either

    rapists
    pedophiles
    NAMBLA members

    Or, how about the latest classic: we’re Nazis!

    How can you take them seriously?

    Which is why I use the strategy of laughing in their face.

  37. amosalanzostagg says: Aug 27, 2012 9:58 AM

    drarb says: Aug 26, 2012 7:46 PM

    amos
    I know that in your deepest dreams of playing for PSU and not being good enough to you have fallen into some sort of frenzied dreams – your facts are not facts
    1. Paterno didn’t allow Sandusky unfettered access that is a BoT and/or President level decision – in fact read Freeh Report and see where Paterno said Sandusky shouldn’t be allowed to bring 2cnd mile kids on campus
    2. You keep adding names to who knew about Sandusky – except McQueary – is he a personal friend you need to defend?
    3. the old adage you cite – pretty good – however, you have no proof that some people didn’t try to stop him
    4. Maybe in stead of ranting and raving – frothing at the mouth do a google search and find out the bigger problem – Corbett and his connections to 2cnd Mile, the connectin between the PSUY BoT and 2cnd Mile BoT, the connection between Freeh and 2cnd Mile. I know it is easy to raise your voice and pretend you know something, but take the time and actually learn – it will help you.

    drab,

    No, I never had any ambition to play for PSU, too smart, and PSU ,was in reality, a regional wannabe when I matriculated. Really, Delaware and Temple football opponents?

    Glad you finally admit I keep adding people that knew and you acknowledged that the Senior Administration officials knew and covered up.

    Mcqueary was as a minor player, like the three janitors, who, like Paterno and the others, should have done more than “just follow orders”.

    Paterno could have stopped Sandusky at any time from access to his football program. He didn’t do it.
    Case closed.

    As to the Freeh Report which you constantly cite;

    Care to explain why Joe Pa and Curley suddenly decide Sandusky would not be a “good fit” for a Division III football program, Penn State Altoona in early 1999? This was after Joe Pa told Sandusky he would not be the HC @ Penn State. Explain why
    Joe Pa own writings is “encouraging” Sandusky to take the 30 year retirement opt out and to sign up for a $12,000 annuity along with the more than generous $168,000 buyout?

    Care to explain why Curley advised Joe Pa that Sandusky would be given professor emeritus status for his low level position over the objections of the PSU legal counsel and Paterno agreed to develop a “volunteer position” for Sandusky with access to Penn State facilities on all the Penn State campus’s?

    Care to explain why Spanier doesn’t even think of informing the BoT of either investigation, 1998 nor 2002?

    This is not going to end well for PSU.

    As to Second Mile, The Commonwealth will be the judge of what relationship BoT members had w the Second Mile. It doesn’t look good. It makes the legal and law enforcement system of the State look totally inept at best, complicit at worst.

    Care to explain why Sandusky’s lap top was not seized over TWO years ago when rumblings of a possible criminal investigation into Sandusky?

    Care to explain why the phone records of Sandusky and the second mile foundation were not secured until this year?

    You are seeing a conspiracy starting to fall apart. It started last week when Spanier threw Curley and Schultz under the bus by saying he ran PSU with a “hands off” approach and “he wished he had known more”. Horse Hockey, it was job to do just that. He wanted
    pausible deniability as to keep himself out of jail. Spanier may still be indicted.

    Who will rat the other out first, Curley or Schultz? Will it be Chief Harmon?

    Hold on it is going to be a bumpy ride and you won’t like the results.

    But, PSU football starts September 1, 2012

    ROAR!

  38. loadofwash says: Aug 27, 2012 11:46 PM

    Amos…

    There is little doubt you are the result of a rubber gone wrong. You must have no life. Good luck with that you idiot.

  39. amosalanzostagg says: Aug 29, 2012 9:53 AM

    load,

    When you can’t defend actual facts, you attack the messenger. Come back when you actually have something cogent to say.

  40. 32maniac says: Sep 1, 2012 5:33 PM

    ALL of the Trustees (who apparently do not understand the meaning of TRUSTEE) should resign.

    I hope the alums band together to call for their resignation or at least don’tre-elect ANY of the incumbents.

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