Parents Say West Mem 3 Doc Shouldnt Get Oscar,Claims Sandusky Threatened Family
- New Sex Abuse Suit Claims Sandusky Threatened Boy's Family If He Told
- Victim's Parents Say West Memphis Three Documentary Shouldn't
Receive an Oscar
- Nix West Memphis 3 doc from Oscar race, urge victim's parents
New Sex Abuse Suit Claims Sandusky Threatened Boy's Family If He Told
By Colleen Curry | ABC News 11/30/11
The latest person to accuse former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky of
sexual abuse also claims that Sandusky threatened to hurt the boy's
family if he ever told anyone about the abuse.Sandusky's newest accuser,
who is now 29, had not told anyone about the abuse until he read about
the grand jury presentment charging Sandusky with 40 counts of child
molestation over 15 years, his lawyer Jeff Anderson said today. Until
that time, he had thought he was the only victim.
The man, whose identity was not released, issued a statement that said,
"I don't want other kids to be abused by Jerry Sandusky or anybody like
Penn State to allow people like him to do itrape kids! I never
told anybody what he did to me over 100 times at all kinds of places
until the newspapers reported that he had abused other kids."
"I am hurting and have been for a long time because of what happened,
but feel now even more tormented that I have learned of so many other
kids were abused after me," he said.
Anderson said the boy met Sandusky through the Second Mile foundation
when the alleged victim was 10, and was abused by Sandusky from 1992 to
1994. He said that Sandusky threatened to harm the boy's family if the
boy told anyone about the abuse. Sandusky also paid for sports camps,
plied the boy with gifts, and took him on trips, Anderson said.
The lawyer said during a press conference today that they had filed suit
against Sandusky, Penn State and the Second Mile charity seeking
reparations for over 100 acts of sexual abuse.
Anderson alleged that Sandusky had abused the boy at Penn State
University, at Second Mile events, at his home, at a Penn State bowl
game out of state, and in Philadelphia.
Victim's Parents Say West Memphis Three Documentary Shouldn't
Receive an Oscar By DAVE ITZKOFF December 1, 2011
The parents of one of the children who was killed in the so-called West
Memphis Three murder case have asked the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences to refuse Oscar consideration for the documentary
"Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory," saying that it celebrates the
three defendants in that case.
In a letter reported by The Associated Press, Todd and Dana Moore, whose
8-year-old son, Michael, was found murdered with two other boys in West
Memphis, Ark., in 1993, told the academy that the defendants were
"unjustly able to enter into a plea agreement" and obtain their
freedom from prison because of "public pressure that exploded due to
gross misrepresentations of fact" in the "Paradise Lost"
Nix West Memphis 3 doc from Oscar race, urge victim's parents
CBC News Dec 1, 2011
The parents of one of three West Memphis, Ark., boys found dead 18 years
ago have appealed to Oscar organizers to withdraw from consideration a
documentary about the men convicted in the murders.
In a letter sent Nov. 22, Todd and Dana Moore requested that Paradise
Lost 3: Purgatory be removed from a list of documentaries members of the
U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are viewing to
determine the finalists for the Oscars....
"Because of public pressure that exploded due to gross
misrepresentations of fact in the two previous documentaries, Michael's
killers were unjustly able to enter into a plea agreement, were released
from prison and now pose additional threats to society," the Moores
write in their letter.
"We implore the academy not to reward our child's killers and the
directors who have profited from one of the greatest frauds ever
perpetrated under the guise of a documentary film."....
Berlinger defended his film, saying he stands by his conclusion that the
trio is innocent. He admitted that he started on the first documentary
with the idea that the men had committed the crimes, but later concluded
the justice system had erred.
The Moores granted an interview for the first film of the series, but
claim in their letter to the academy that the filmmakers "misled" them.
"We appeared solely in the first film because the directors lied and
told us their purpose was to protect children," the letter says.
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