Posted October 28, 2013

Penn State to pay $59.7 million to 26 victims of sexual abuse

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26 of Jerry Sandusky's victims will receive $59.7 million for Penn State.

Penn State has agreed to $59.7 million in settlements with victims of Jerry Sandusky. (Justin K. Aller/ Getty Images)

Penn State University has agreed to pay $59.7 million to 26 men who were sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky, according to the Associated Press.

The negotiations with the victims has been going on for about a year, and the school says it has come to terms with 23 of the men, and 3 more have agreed in principle. There are still 6 other claimants with which the school has yet to settle, but they have said they hope to reach settlements in all claims with merit.

Sandusky is currently serving 30 to 60 years in prison after being convicted of 45 charges stemming from his sexual abuse of children.


3 comments
BronsonBias
BronsonBias

Cheap at twice the price. 

IF this Paterno lawsuit against the NCAA is heard...(doubtful)...the Joebots will get their TRUTH they say is wanted. However, the discovery in this case may bring out more very ugly stuff about the way JP ran Penn State University - "his playground." There were "rumors" about Joepa and Sandusky for years - stuff known by former coaches, players, and others. The fact that Joepa suddenly canned and claimed he "hated" Sandusky is suspicious. This lawsuit can trigger ugly facts by deposition of a number of folks at PS who knew during the time that Paterno didn't fail his old pal, Dusky.

Cool
Cool

Two years and $60 million paid to the NCAA.  Has anyone witness one event or commercial or outreach by the NCAA to address the problem of abused children?  The NCAA felt that the offense was so terrible and the cover up was so horrific that they demanded a $60 million dollar fine.. and yet.. nothing from the NCAA, not a statement.  They are probably using the money to fight the O'Bannon lawsuit in which they appear to be losing.

laurielynn78
laurielynn78

so around 2 million and change for each victim. I sure hope this goes a long way to making them whole again...