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#375725 - 11/17/11 05:30 PM PSU Victims fearful of coming forward....
JustScott Offline
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And bullying of the fellow who reported in the first place.

Horrible. PSU apparently really is about football and reputation and nothing more.

Some of those who talked to Shubin are afraid of retribution from Penn State-crazed fans, or being blamed — like one victim — for the downfall of Joe Paterno.

Mike Gillum, the psychologist working with the Clinton County boy who first came forward to authorities in 2008 and whose statement led to the grand jury investigation, said Wednesday that the teen boy is having trouble in school because he is being bullied.

Coming forward has led to threats and verbal abuse, Gillum said.

“In some cases we’re finding that they are hiding in a fairly remote area, they are afraid of being discovered,” Shubin said about the people he talked to Wednesday.

Others have already come forward and say they were dissuaded from being honest, he said.

“In some cases they have disclosed something in careful ways to people in positions of authority and they were not believed,” Andronici said. “They were, in some cases, scolded and silenced.”

Edited by JustScott (11/17/11 05:31 PM)

#375739 - 11/17/11 07:54 PM Re: PSU Victims fearful of coming forward.... [Re: JustScott]
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Originally Posted By: Penn Snake News
Coming forward has led to threats and verbal abuse, Gillum said

Dang baby!!! We just keep getting mo and mo fine examples of TRUE human mentality handed to us on a silver platter.

This is why PSU Football needs to go the fk away!


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