McQueary Files Defamation Suit Against Penn State

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Mike McQueary, the former Penn State graduate assistant who has long claimed he saw Jerry Sandusky rape a boy in 2001, has filed a lawsuit against Penn State.

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  • LulaineRDLegalFunding

    This is an interesting lawsuit given the fact Mr. McQuery did not blow the whistle to authorities. It's interesting he would take this route of being a "whistleblower". Although this was a huge blow to his life, II'm not sure it fits the classic description of what a whistleblower is and what you have to do to be considered a whistleblower. It is going to be very interesting to see how it all develops.

  • Tom

    To those who say McQuery did nothing, that's not how I remember it. He made loud noises to let Sandusky know someone was in the locker room, and that stopped the assault. McQuery's actions stopped the assault, and gave Penn State the opportunity to handle an explosive issue in way they saw fit.. it's too bad that Paterno and the school administrators didn't have the balls to do the right thing, I hope McQuery gets all the $ he is asking for now.

  • Leni

    Hindsight is always 20/20. Whether McQuery should have intervened to stop the sexual assault is a not relevant to whether PSU officials took retailatory action against him for testifying truthfully in the grand jury and at Sandusky's trial. If our aim in a society is to protect the innocent then those who step forward to ensure that justice is obtained for the innocent--no matter its consequences and indeed despite its adverse affects even on a prominent instution--should not be punished. Just as a jury listened to the evidence and decided Sandusky's fate, a jury can listen to the evidence and decide PSU's fate. In the end, the truth always comes out.

  • CH

    I agree with Jerry M. McQuery did not do enough himself. Why didn't he go in and break up this assault? He didn't. He waited until the next day to tell anyone even though he spoke about it to his father that evening. Now, he wants the university to pay him?!!!! And, in his own words (initially, anyway) he stated he "thought" something inappropriate was going on. Sorry, if a grown man is in a shower, naked with a young boy and it appears an assault is going assault IS ongoing. He should have advised Sandusky that he was taking the boy to the hospital and calling the police. If he was fired by the university for contacting the police, he would have a better case and probably could get the 4 mil he's looking for. Right now, I'd give him a year's salary and tell him to take a hike. But, bottom line is, he didn't help that boy out when he could have.

  • Jerry M

    McQuery is either a liar or a coward. If, as he now claims, he actually saw or had a solid reason to believe that Sandusky was anally raping a young boy in the showers, he should have done something to rescue the child from his attacker --- as opposed to simply turning his back and walking away. On the other hand, if he did not actually see or have reason to believe that Sandusky was molesting the young boy he should be horse-whipped for destroying the reputations of several good men.

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