After recent findings and the removal of Joe Paterno’s statue, Penn State Insurance Company has decided that they will not pay out any claims made from Sandusky’s criminal child abuse.
A memo filed earlier in the week by Penn State Insurance Company declared that reports and investigations of convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky were dated back to 1998. According to Penn State Insurance Company, when the university was asked to provide them with information for risk assessment and subsequent analysis of risk, Penn State failed to report Sandusky’s material. Not only was Sandusky employed by Penn State at the time of the abuse, but many of the sexual abuse instances took place on the university’s grounds. Penn State Insurance Company declared that the actions were not covered under policies acquired by the institution.
Victim 2, who has still remained nameless, plans to sue Penn State because of the abuse he was subject to. Victim 2’s attorney released a statement earlier this week stating:
“Our client has to live the rest of his life not only dealing with the effects of Sandusky’s childhood sexual abuse, but also with the knowledge that many powerful adults, including those at the highest levels of Penn State, put their own interests and the interests of a child predator above their legal obligations to protect him.”
Penn State Insurance Company is not the only company removing themselves from the scandal as State Farm recently announced it was pulling ads from the university’s games and will be “reviewing its connection” to the school.