Contact: Mara Vandlik
Statement by Scott Paterno
March 14, 2013
Speaking on behalf of my family, we find it unfortunate that Ken Frazier
chose to make comments in a forum where his impressions of disputable
facts were not open to challenge.
Mr. Frazier is certainly welcome to his personal opinion, but in his
capacity as a member of the Board of Trustees, he should be more
concerned with finding the full truth than with defending a clearly
It has been and remains our hope that the Board of Trustees, led by Mr.
Frazier's committee, would examine both reports as well as others. As
we have said from the beginning, our team stands ready to answer any
questions - an opportunity that we have been denied by the Board of
Trustees since November of 2011.
We also do want to take exception with Mr. Frazier's characterization of
both the Freeh report as "independent" and with our report as being
merely a bought and paid for result. Mr. Freeh was hired by the Board
of Trustees, which was and is an interested party in this matter. He is
no more independent than our team.
We are proud of the team we assembled and the work they produced. Our
team has the very best credentials and sterling reputations for
independence - reputations they staked on their reports. To question
their independence is to question their integrity. If Ken Frazier wants
to question the integrity of Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, FBI
profiler and abuse survivor Jim Clemente and world renowned pedophilia
expert Dr. Berlin, he should at least allow them an opportunity to
address the Board directly on this matter.
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