Matt Sandusky says he was abused by father, Jerry SanduskyJun 22nd, 2012 | By AJ Anderson | Category: Popular News
Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son, Matt Sandusky, said that his father abused him. Matt Sandusky released a statement through his lawyers, Andrew Shubin and Justine Andronici. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Mr. Shubin also represents two other alleged victims of Jerry Sandusky.
“During the trial, Matt Sandusky contacted us and requested our advice and assistance in arranging a meeting with prosecutors to disclose for the first time in this case that he is a victim of Jerry Sandusky’s abuse. At Matt’s request, we immediately arranged a meeting between him and the prosecutors and investigators.”
The statement continued: “This has been an extremely painful experience for Matt and he has asked us to convey his request that the media respect his privacy.”
According to NBC News, Matt Sandusky was prepared to take the witness stand against his father. NBC News reports that Jerry Sandusky decided against testifying on his own behalf after the defense got word that the prosecution had plans to call a surprise witness, Matt Sandusky.
In the past, Matt Sandusky has defended his father over allegations that he abused young boys. Jerry Sandusky is on trial for multiple charges of child abuse. The jury is currently deliberating. It is unclear why Matt Sandusky was not called to the stand.
The AP reports that following Jerry Sandusky’s arrest in November, 2011, Jill Jones, the ex-wife of Matt Sandusky, went to the police to obtain a restraining order to keep her former father-in-law from hosting sleep-overs with Jill and Matt’s three young children.
The AP also reports that Matt Sandusky attempted suicide back in 1995, several months after he went to live with the Sanduskys. [Read More...]