An alleged sexual assault victim of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was offended by Sandusky’s and his attorney’s recent television interviews with Bob Costas, and will testify that Sandusky “severely sexually assaulted” him, the New York Times reports.
“Mr. Sandusky suggested in some of his comments about the victims that maybe people were backing off,” [lawyer Ben] Andreozzi said in a telephone interview from his office in Harrisburg, Pa. “My client heard that and has dug in his heels. He is feeling more comfortable about going through with this. The comments maybe backfired. They have caused victims to be more motivated to testify against him.”
I’m not overly inclined to trust what lawyers have to say about this one way or the other, but it’s clear that Sandusky’s attorney Joe Amendola’s decision to have Sandusky give a phone interview didn’t make a whole lot of sense. It sounds like Amendola’s comments didn’t help a whole lot, either.