Wednesday, October 17

Charlatan Victims

HOW QUICKLY THINGS CHANGE - we are reminded that there is much more to come.

This story is likely to destroy the last shred of credibility that Mike McQueary had for his Feb 2001 story. MIke already destroyed his own accounts by all the variations in his story. See a fairly complete accounting of his changing story HERE - LINK,  The only remaining thing Mike had going for his story was the idea that Victim 2 was actually abused that night even if Mike never saw it.. Now it appears that not only was he not abused but he isn't victim 2. 

Shortly after the end of the Jerry Sandusky Trial we were greeted by a plethora of articles stating Victim 2 in JerrySandusky case comes forward, plans to sue Penn State  

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These articles were accompanied by what was termed "Chilling Phone Calls" that in reality appear to be anything but chilling:
Two such messages were released on tape the first sounding like Sandusky returning a phone message to the alleged victim:
"Jere. Um. I am probably not going to be able to get a hold of anybody. Um. Uh. Probably ought to just go forward. Uh. I would be very firm and express my feelings, uh, upfront. Um. But, uh, you know, there is nothing really to hide so. Um. If you want, give me a call. You can call me on my other cell phone or on this one, either one so. Alright, take care. Love you. Uh. Hope you get this message. Thanks."
 And a week later, the message is an invite to a Penn State game:
"Just calling to see, you know, whether you had any interest in going to the Penn State game this Saturday. Uh. If you could get back to me and let me know, uh, I would appreciate it and when you get this message, uh, give me a call and I hope to talk to you later. Thanks. I love you."
If you find something "chilling" about these messages as NBC evidently did you are more easily chilled than I. Seems like Jerry is telling this boy to tell the truth and inviting him to a ballgame. I guess the bar for "chilling" is pretty low for NBC. 

This website and those who had questioned Mike McQueary's testimony and the unknown victim 2 were besieged by people saying our task was done. That the appearance of this victim now sealed the deal "McQueary did see sexual abuse in the shower that night". 


In the past couple of days we've seen an article from Sara Ganim about this alleged Victim 2 covered well by John Ziegler in this post on Framing Paterno 

If a Bombshell Goes Off in the Forest and Sara Ganim Misreports It, Does it Still Make a Sound?

And today Gary Schultz's attorney delivered this statement to the media questioning the Charlatan Victims.   

Here is Tom Farrell's statement:
"Public efforts by charlatan “victims” and their attorneys to interfere with Gary Schultz’ right to a fair trial and to profit from the suffering of the real victims who bravely testified at Jerry Sandusky’s trial compel me to issue this statement. The individual who claims to be the "victim number two" linked to Mike McQueary was interviewed on November 9, 2011, by an investigator, in the presence of the individual’s mother.
"The individual claimed to be the boy in the shower with Jerry Sandusky when Mike McQueary happened upon them, but fiercely denied that Mr. Sandusky sexually abused him that night, or at any other time. The person claiming to be victim 2 also, in 2010, invited Mr. Sandusky to his wedding and attended the funeral of Mr. Sandusky’s mother. Further, in May 2011, after the Patriot News reported about the grand jury investigation, that individual wrote the paper in defense of Mr. Sandusky.
"After Mr. Sandusky’s criminal attorney made public reference to that individual's interview, his lawyer on a pending DUI charge, Andrew Shubin, who happened to be advertising on his website for potential clients to sue Penn State, contacted all the attorneys involved in the criminal cases and barred them from further access to his client - except for the prosecutors. Mr. Shubin then asked the Attorney General's agents and Postal Inspectors to interview his client, which they did – four times.
"Discovery provided to us shows that the individual’s story changed from interview to interview and even conflicted with the version of events his own attorneys described. When requested to diagram the Lasch building locker room and shower, the individual created a drawing that did not match reality.
"After a fourth interview in April 2012 at which Mr. Shubin attempted to provide the agents with yet another version of events that Mr. Shubin himself handwrote, the agents, to their credit, refused to have anything more to do with Mr. Shubin or his client.
A court order prohibits the attorneys in the Sandusky case and in our case from revealing the identity of this individual. However, all the attorneys – defense lawyers and prosecutors – are aware of this individual’s identity and have evaluated his credibility, or lack thereof, appropriately, as evidenced by the fact that all parties to the Sandusky trial declined to call him as a witness."
Victim 2 is represented by attorneys Joel Feller and Matt Casey, who are also representing Victims 3, 7, 10, and Matt Sandusky.  Feller and Casey have been criticized by some for attempting to take advantage of the situation by filing multi-millon dollar lawsuits on behalf of their clients.  Both attorney scoffed at the notion that they were in this for the money, however, one has to question their insistence on filing civil lawsuits when Penn State appears to be willing to settle the claims of the victims.  To date, Penn State has been very generous in its support of the victims of child abuse, thus it strains credulity that Feller and Casey have opted for civil lawsuits because of concern for the well being of the victims.

So what's next we wonder. Check back here for updates later this evening and tomorrow morning as we apply this new information to what we know from the past.

Two big questions: Will the Board of Trustees finally look into the Freeh Report?
Will they question their OPEN CHECKBOOK policy now that one Charlatan Victim seems to have been found out? 


  1. Do you feel that, even if the evidence clears JoePa, the BoT will have the b---s to admit that their rush to judgement was wrong? Because they do not think they could be wrong at anything. I really think there has been a band of ring leaders that have steered this horse in the wrong direction and their egos will never allow them to admit they were wrong.

    1. Never, I'm afraid. I think they'll just slink back into their holes like Garban has.

    2. Hopefully the meltdown will be big enough to make it easy for the media to heap scorn on the BoT members in such high doses it cannot be ignored. Their capitulation could become the scapegoat for the media to say they were misled. When the BoT fired Joe and kept him quiet it was tantamount to declaring his guilt and the BoT should know - shouldn't they?

    3. This is HUGE! So now we know for sure that McQueary NEVER saw Jerry raping that boy in the shower, no matter how many times he changes his story. Even the victim says it never happened. Call me crazy, but doesn't this vindicate Joe? No proof that McQueary saw a rape, he only heard sounds. Never told his father or Dr. Dranov what he saw, only what he heard (now we know he didn't see anything sexual). And how does this affect the Curley/Schultz trial(s)? With this revelation, how can the charges still be sustained?

      Unfortunately, I think the media and all their "sheeple" (including the BOT) will continue to believe JoePa allowed it all to happen or didn't do enough to stop Jerry no matter how much evidence is produced to prove otherwise.

    4. I'm not quite as optimistic as are you Mkpsualum....even if this victim is proven to be the "boy in the shower", and he denied any abuse in initial interviews, he has now "lawyered up" and is saying that he was indeed abused. It is very common for victims of abuse to deny their abuse. I think all this really does is further muddy the waters.

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    6. Mr. Campbell, I think the likely scenario is that it was a "planned effort" to make Joe Paterno the scapegoat from the very beginning. The BoT have been running the "Joe did it" play book from the moment Garban froze like a dear in the headlights and Surma took over as PSU "spokesperson" during the press conference by the BoT after the despicable firing of Joe Paterno. It's well known John Surma's brother Vic had a vindictive vendetta against Paterno over the sensitive nature of his son's "coming out" and Vic Surma Sr's. insistence that Joe had betrayed his son and ruined his chances on the PS football team. And after being elected Gov., Tom Corbett appeared out of nowhere having never been involved in the BoT meetings previous to Sandusky's arrest, and became the architect of Paterno's demise as head coach and uttered the despicable "remember that little boy in the shower" line to the assembled board just before they "voted" to fire Paterno. This has been a fait accompli from day one, with the BoT taking over absolute control of PSU, forcing out Spanier, destroying Paterno, installing Erickson as president and Joyner as AD as per a pre-conceived and executed plan. The BoT has known exactly WHAT they were doing, showing characteristic incompetence and miscalculation all along in the way they have DONE everything. Even Louis Freeh who was paid to give them the investigative result they paid for couldn't resist in revealing the egregious nature of the BoT complete incompetence and failure as an oversight group. Its' pretty pathetic when an "investigator" who was paid to give you the "investigative result" you paid them to do calls you out as a bunch of corrupt charlatans.

  2. As I continue to read more and more about this tragedy, I will continue to feel outrage as to the way this whole mess played out. Most of the replies are so unfounded that I wonder if people take the time to really read the reports. The firing of JoePa without any evidence that he did something wrong will always be a thorn in my opinion of the BoT. As more and more information becomes available, it has become very apparent to me that there was a real rush to judgement by a small but very influential group of leaders (maybe not the right word). I still have not been able to relate a non-PSU employee and the sanctions that the NCAA handed down. How can vacating victories have anything to do with this unless the BoT brought it to the table? How does penalizing the players on this years team and future teams, unless the BoT brought it to the table? None of the sanctions are to going to change what took place and as having a career in education and coaching I can not come close to being able to understand JS and my heart goes out to those whose lives are changed for ever.
    But to make JoePa and PSU football players part of if should not be the focus of this tragedy.

  3. I read a theory somewhere that the BOT actually were the ones to instigate the whole entire thing so they could reel the department in and put them under their watch. Think about it, a multi million dollar company (PSU Athletics) was handed over to a former DOCTOR almost as soon as all of this went down. Were there not more qualified business people to take over?

    I also would like to know what Sherburne was fired for....specifics, what documents was he trying to hide. It seems as if he just went off in to the night.

    1. And the former doctor who now runs the multi million dollar department was in financial trouble due to his own business failures and turned to Board member Ira Lubert for financial support.

  4. A former Dr who pledged his allegence to the BoT.

  5. I will accept that a preteen youth might, 10 years or so after the fact, remember taking a shower with JS in a PSU facility, but I am hard pressed to believe that a 10 second or so encounter (not even in the shower area) with MM or anyone else would be remembered at all.

  6. The Penn State Travesty: A Media Out Of Control

  7. England had a policy of giving victims of child abuse money from a special government fund. They had to terminate this policy because it created a huge incentive for false accusations. In this PSU debacle we have huge incentives for young accusers, young authors and their psychologists, up and coming prosecutors, journalists, and politicians. The truth be damned!