In Interview With Oprah, Jerry Sandusky’s Adopted Son Breaks His Silence About Abuse

Jul 9, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Oprah Winfrey will televise an interview with Matthew Sandusky, the adopted son of convicted child molester and former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, on an episode of OWN’s “Oprah Prime,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In the interview, scheduled to air July 17, Matthew Sandusky tells Winfrey that his adopted father started molesting him when he was 10. Winfrey says to him, “You thought you were the only one,” according to the story.

When Jerry Sandusky was on trial in 2012, his son released a statement that charged his father with molesting him, although he wasn’t one of the boys whom his father was convicted of abusing. Penn State gave a financial settlement to Matthew Sandusky, however.

“At bedtime, his ritual began," Matthew tells Winfrey in the interview. He also discusses his adopted mother’s charges that he lied about the abuse, the story adds.

Matthew Sandusky has remained publicly silent about the abuse since Jerry Sandusky's conviction in 2012.

matthew sandusky-oprah winfrey.jpgMatthew Sandusky with Oprah Winfrey

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