Why did Penn State officials cover up sex abuse scandal?
Dr. Keith Ablow weighs in
- Duration 7:09
- Date Jul 13, 2012
Dr. Keith Ablow weighs in
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A closer look now inside the alleged cover up into the Jerry sandusky Penn State sex abuse scandal.
A comprehensive report conducted by former FBI director Louis -- Revealing that football coach Joseph Paterno and other top Penn State officials knew.
Part of minimum had reason to know that they were dealing with the had a file on their campus but did nothing about it.
All because they were worried about their school's reputation.
And about being humane.
To the mall Lester.
Here's the former FBI director.
Our most saddening and sobering finding.
Is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of sandusky is child victims.
By the most senior leaders at Penn State.
The most powerful man at Penn State.
Failed to take any steps for fourteen years to protect the children -- send us -- victimized.
Doctor -- album is a psychiatrist and a member of our Fox News medical -- team doctor apple of the report is damning of these four men.
Did that coach Joseph Paterno the president -- university mr.
And senior vice president at at the at the university Gary -- as well as a former athletic director Tim -- these four men according to Louie freeh former FBI director.
No knew about at least two incidents of alleged sexual molestation and chose instead of reporting it to any authorities to cover it up out of their concern.
For the molest -- How to for grown men get to that point.
-- a group of men decide to be part of organized crime and to disregard.
The rights of others and even view them violence.
These are people who were narcissistic.
Completely self centered.
Whose careers mattered more -- them literally -- the rape of children can you imagine.
Someone whose courage has to be judged.
-- within half because in the end what do they care about where they were carried high on the shoulders of football players rather whether kids were raped.
That's the answer that's the legacy of Joseph Paterno.
He taught a few guys are hundreds how to play football and he taught millions of people how not to be a man.
It cannot be.
Jerry sandusky is -- sick disgusting man who's now been convicted.
Of molesting ten boys.
He's got some sort of -- -- and you know culpability we can't even begin to get our arms around but these -- guys.
Don't have that doctor -- they don't have that and yet they failed.
To do anything to report this man and -- and their failure their decision -- to protect send ASCII.
Directly led to the rape of additional voice.
People find each other in this world Megan these are character disordered -- these are people who please profit.
And reputation their own above the well being of others.
Literally life and limb of others these are people who even if you told them listen I think these kids could be subject to drug dependence depression suicide in the future.
I think they would have said.
We get a game coming up.
We get -- win that game why -- my career is on the line.
You know it's it's the opposite of heroism is one thing to teach men how to.
You know run through blockers when they're running full tilt it you.
But that's nothing like having the moral courage to oppose evil act at that cost -- your own career.
That Joseph Paterno never understood and that's why I say in a column I just posted.
Good riddance coach.
His family has come out that the -- -- and said the following the idea that any sane responsible adult would knowingly cover up for a child predator is impossible to accept.
The far more realistic conclusion is that many people didn't fully understand what was happening and underestimated or misinterpreted.
Events they went on to say he send ASCII was a great deceiver.
He fooled everyone is that also a possibility.
Doctor that they just willingly looked the other way because they mistakenly had a belief in the character of this man.
Must not what mr.
freeh has concluded and there's no evidence to support that I would invite the family in my office.
Joseph Paterno Stanley and say.
You know what I wonder if you were duped by him to his reputation was so important don't you seem to be under his spell as well remember he looked the other way ten kids were raped.
That's your father that's your grandfather except it be better than that move on.
I want to talk to be for LA but this man Schultz in particular Gary -- he's a former senior vice president for business and finance at Penn State.
This guy was told about the 1998 rape allegation that the police looked into but declined to prosecute.
The assistant district attorney at the time declined to speak with director -- But his notes Gary Schultz notes on covered by mr.
After this incident was revealed show.
That he wrote down and we have it for the viewers to -- critical issue contact with genitals with a question mark.
He went on after this to do nothing.
In terms of protecting young boys and -- -- I went an allegation surfaced three years later that send ASCII was again caught in the shower rape being another young boy.
He wrote an email to the president -- university.
Talking about how he was uncomfortable with the plan earlier reached two reports.
Jerry sandusky to the authorities.
Because he didn't think it would be humane to Jerry sandusky and went on to write the following.
The only downside for us in terms of not reporting.
Is -- the message.
Is an acted upon and then we've become vulnerable for not having reported that that's hot that's the downside.
We might get in trouble for not -- what you know for not reporting it and still that's what they chose to -- help me understand.
Gary shelves because you're writing down contact with genitals you know as a question mark.
And you you have any ongoing relationship -- this man we've seen bringing young boys on the campus for the next ten years.
Gary Schultz has a failure of empathy Gary cells can be found in some corporate boardrooms where people will do anything for profit.
He is Dottie sandusky.
These are people who surrounded Gerri and for personal gain secondary gain became co dependent with him.
In order to achieve things they wanted in god -- case she wanted her family intact in this guys case you want his job and he wanted to defend the home team who knows what psychological demons -- in his mind.
That he would trade the safety of kids for feeling like a member of the team.
But really when you think about it this is a team from.
And now he.
Along with the other gentleman.
-- are on trial for perjury for allegedly having lied to the grand jury about all of this.
-- Bradley wrote a piece a few months ago that these men may have known how to win football games but they knew nothing.
About moral courage as you point out here today thank you so much for your insights -- Think you may --