Jerry Sandusky’s Lawyer Makes Unfortunate Gaffe


Extremist right-wing homophobes and hate groups have already tried to use the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case to push false and professionally discredited arguments that child molestation and pedophilia are linked to homosexuality, so don't expect them to ignore the phone number Sandusky attorney Joe Amendola suggested skeptics call in a press conference gaffe this week.

At one point, Amendola discussed the possibility that Mike McQueary witnessed a rape, told Joe Paterno and two university administrators, and no one did anything except tell Sandusky to stay out of the locker room with kids. To anyone who believes that version of events, Amendola said, "I suggest you dial 1-800-REALITY."

1-800-REALITY, as reporters quickly discovered, happens to connect to a triple-X gay phone line.

Writes the AP: "Amendola says he didn't know the number was real and vows not to use it again."


Posted December 14, 2011 at 7:30am ETC by Andy Towle
in News, Penn State