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Whistleblower in Penn State sexual abuse scandal sues school

Mike McQueary says he was fired and publicly scorned after reporting attack

As if Pennsylvania State University wasn’t already in enough trouble, now the school has yet one more legal issue to manage.

Yesterday, the school’s former assistant football coach who blew the whistle on the now-infamous sex abuse scandal within its football program has filed suit against Penn State for $8 million. In the suit, Mike McQueary claims that his whistleblower rights were violated, and that he was defamed and misrepresented. He also says Penn State’s treatment toward him after the scandal broke has caused him distress, anxiety and humiliation.


Cathleen Flahardy

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