Dottie Sandusky Defends Her Husband

She says Jerry didn't molest boys who slept over
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2012 5:38 PM CDT
Dottie Sandusky Defends Her Husband
Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark)

(Newser) – It was a busy day in court for Jerry Sandusky's defense team:

  • Wife defends him: Sandusky's wife, Dottie, said her husband never had inappropriate contact with boys who slept over, reports AP. She also denied that the basement had a soundproof room, and she specifically refuted one man's allegation that Jerry Sandusky tried to molest him years earlier in a hotel but was interrupted when Dottie walked in. "They were just standing ... in a hallway kind of thing ... they had their clothes on; they were fully clothed."

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  • Personality disorder: A psychologist told the court that he has diagnosed the former coach with "a histrionic personality disorder," Reuters reports. Sufferers crave attention and behave in an inappropriate manner, he said, which might explain the "creepy" letters that one accuser received. He added that Sandusky's memoir, Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story, "absolutely confirmed my diagnosis."
  • Coaching witnesses? Defense attorneys suggested that investigators guided alleged victims on what to say so their stories would be consistent.
(Read more Jerry Sandusky stories.)

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