Posts tagged "jerry sandusky"

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s Staffers Allegedly Circulated Pornographic Emails

Last week, the Pennsylvania attorney general's office released a slew of sexually explicit emails, pictures and videos that had been discovered in email exchanges between eight staffers of Republican Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. The imagery was allegedly circulated when Corbett still served as the state's attorney general, a position he left in January 2011 whe…
By: Claire Hannum / September 29, 2014

Jerry Sandusky’s Adopted Son Speaks With Oprah About Sexual Abuse

It can't be easy to go through life with the last name "Sandusky" right now. But I have nothing but respect for Matthew Sandusky, the adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, convicted child molester/ex-assistant Penn State football coach. Matthew, who was one of six adopted kids, spoke with Oprah Winfrey on Thursday night about…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 19, 2014

Jerry Sandusky Sentenced To 30-60 Years In Prison

Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall. Sandusky, who apparently arrived in court this morning wearing a smile, was defiant about his conviction, saying, "They can take away my life, they ca…
By: Newser / October 9, 2012

Penn State Students Prevented From Watching Joe Paterno Report

This morning, students at Penn State University were watching television in anticipation of the release of the Freeh Report, the inquiry into the Penn State sex abuse scandal headed up by former FBI investigator Joeseph Freeh. But as 9 a.m. rolled around -- the appointed time when the 267-page report's details would be released and…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 12, 2012

Damning Penn State Report Released

Today's most anticipated news event has arrived: The 9am ET release of the so-called Freeh Report, Penn State's internal investigation into the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal based on more than 3.5 million emails and documents and 430 interviews. Highlights, per the Washington Post and USA Today: The quote initially getting the most attention, which is set to be…
By: Newser / July 12, 2012

Jerry Sandusky Found Guilty Of 45 Of 48 Counts In Child Sex Abuse Trial

Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach, has been convicted of almost all of the child sex abuse charges leveled against him. He faces a minimum of 60 years in prison. You can read more here.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2012

Today’s Lady News: 24-Year-Old Sara Ganim Wins Pulitzer Prize

Sara Ganim, a 24-year-old reporter at the Patriot News, won a Pulitzer Prize in local reporting for breaking the story about former Coach Jerry Sandusky and the Penn State University sex abuse scandal — making her one of the youngest people ever to win a Pulitzer. [Poynter] The Washington Post remind…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2012

Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Joe Paterno’s Funeral

Joe Paterno's death caused, to put it mildly, mixed reactions: The Hollywood Reporter has a roundup, and it includes everything from George HW Bush's glowing remembrance of the Penn State coach to this zinger from a Late Show writer and producer: "Will there be a moment of silence for Joe Paterno, to honor his silence when he…
By: Newser / January 23, 2012

Legendary Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno Dead At Age 85

Joe Paterno, the "winningest coach in college football," who was forced to retire from his position as head coach of Penn State's football team following the Jerry Sandusky/child rape scandal, has died at the age of 85. Paterno announced he had lung cancer just days after leaving his post at Penn State and his health…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 22, 2012

Morning Quickies: Sarah Palin Says “Hang Sandusky From The Highest Tree”

Sarah Palin was asked about Penn State's Jerry Sandusky during an appearance on Greta Van Susteren's show on Fox yesterday and said, "Hang him from the highest tree. I'll bring the rope." Greta then asked if Sarah might want the justice system to run its course first and Sarah replied, "Hang him from the highest…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 16, 2011

Penn State Scandal: Jerry Sandusky’s Lawyer Impregnated A Teenager, Plus More B.S. From McQueary And Paterno!

Earlier today, I posted the video from last night's interview between NBC's Bob Costas and accused child rapist Jerry Sandusky. What I didn't point out then was that Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amendola, was also interviewed and said that not only does he believe his client…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 15, 2011

Jerry Sandusky Denies Charges, Admits To Showering With Kids

Last night, Jerry Sandusky was interviewed by telephone by NBC's Bob Costas on "Rock Center." Sandusky, of course, is the former assistant football coach at Penn State who is accused child sexual abuse against eight alleged victims. When asked by Costas if he is a pedophile, Sandusky replied with a curt, "No." But he did…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 15, 2011

Penn State Scandal: Even The Devil Is Disgusted

The Devil appeared on "Saturday Night Live"'s "Weekend Update" and quit his job upon learning the details of the Penn State scandal. Because people who rape children (and people who protect child rapists!) are the kind of evil even the Devil wants nothing to do with. [Hulu] Did you know that Jerry Sandusky,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 14, 2011

Penn State Scandal: Victim 1’s Mother Speaks, McQueary Not Coaching On Saturday & Did Sandusky “Pimp” Boys To Wealthy Donors?

It's clear from the response we received in the comments to yesterday's piece on the Penn State scandal that people have strong feelings on the topic. I'm going to keep writing about any new developments as the story continues to unfold.  The…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2011

The Soapbox: “What If Jerry Sandusky’s Victims Had Been Girls?” Is A Misguided Question, Jezebel

Earlier today, I wrote about the firing of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the sexual abuse allegations against his former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky. It is an utterly tragic case for obvious reasons; Sandusky is accused of molesting and raping eight boys over a period of 15 year…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 10, 2011

Penn State Students Protesting Joe Paterno’s Firing Need A Reality Check

Last night, legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was fired in the aftermath of the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the university. Thousands of students reacted by rioting, throwing rocks and overturning a news van, shouting, "We want JoePa!" Their loyalty is disturbing. Joe Paterno, yes, has a reputation for being one of…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 10, 2011