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Penn State Scandal: University Asks Court To Dismiss Graham Spanier's Lawsuit

Graham Spanier is suing Penn State University in an attempt to get them to turn over emails that Spanier sent using a PSU email address in regards to Jerry Sandusky's alleged sexual abuse, and the university isn't fighting the suit quietly. They've asked Centre County court to dismiss his lawsuit in its entirety.

The lawsuit was filed by Spanier so that, according to him, he could "refresh his recollection significantly" in regards to the communications he had about Sandusky and his alleged wrongdoing. Spanier was removed as president of the university in 2011 for his failure to properly respond to allegations against Sandusky in 2002.

Penn State claims that Spanier's lawsuit is, "at its core, an attack on the directive on the Office of the Attorney General not to disclose the emails it has obtained as a result of the investigation." The State Attorney General's office is currently conducting an investigation of the university to determine whether or not any wrongdoing by the university led to Sandusky's alleged child abuse, and if they failed to make proper use of the information they had about any wrongdoing by Sandusky and others.

Continue following this storystream for more news on the entire Penn State scandal, including the Graham Spanier investigation and the Jerry Sandusky trial.

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