Representation of Sandusky Shower Victim Confirmed

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The formerly unidentified victim who Mike McQueary said he saw former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky rape in a Penn State locker room shower in 2001, long referred to in court filings only as "Victim 2," has come forward with plans to sue the university, his attorneys announced Thursday.

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  • Lulaine

    It's quite obvious that these lawsuits were coming. The type of scandal and the amount of people almost matches up to the Catholic Church's sex scandal. If the school is smart, they will settle immediately with most of these victims and try to get it behind them. The longer it goes on, the worse it will be publicly and financially for the university.

  • Shannon Duffy

    Linda, you seem to assume that the lawyers did this without the consent of the client/victim. This incident happened in 2001 and this victim is now a young adult. Unlike you, I assume the best, not the worst. I'm guessing he made a courageous decision to seek justice in the civil courts and that his lawyers and others have counseled him about the potential consequences - both positive and negative - of litigating a case and reliving the harm he suffered more than a decade ago. Guessing a bit more, I'm thinking that his lawyers also discussed the extremely high-profile nature of this case and that this victim is fully aware of and agrees with the strategy the lawyers are employing. Comments like yours, Linda, illustrate for me that the shame of being a victim of sexual abuse is perhaps why our national conversation has been so crippled. I applaud this man and his lawyers for sending the strong message that victims need not be ashamed and for contributing to this important, ongoing conversation by sharing some of the strongest evidence they have to support the claim.

  • Linda Sheraman

    Why do these lawyers, with a fiduciary responsibility to their client, have these calls from Sandusky on their website? Is this not furthering the abuse to their client? Are they perpetuating a similar harm for the same gain as Penn State-that being a disconnect to the victim? What purpose does this replay of the message serve?

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