Dottie Sandusky “On Offense” Against Accusers
The Associated Press reports that Dottie Sandusky is stepping up her media campaign against the men who say her husband, Jerry Sandusky, sexually abused them as young boys.
In recent weeks, Dottie Sandusky has been granting interviews, arguing her husband’s conviction was unjust and claiming the accusers who testified against him told inaccurate stories to cash in. An attorney for one of the accusers calls her denials “obscene.”
“I know who he is, and I know what he is, and people need to look into some of the other situations,” she said.
Cliff Rieders, a Williamsport attorney who represents one of the accusers, said he viewed the interviews being given by Dottie Sandusky as an effort to influence public opinion and possibly help his appeal.
“It’s a little bit like dealing with an obscene phone caller. If you ask the police what to do, they’ll always tell you: ‘Just hang up,'” Rieders said. “So we have all been quiet because we feel in a sense she’s a victim herself, and she’s making a lot of noise, which has no factual basis, and that her denials are obscene.”
The accusations against Sandusky, of course, led to the firing of longtime Penn State coach Joe Paterno and the imposition of heavy sanctions against the football team by the NCAA.