Graham Spanier Sues Penn State and Louis Freeh

February 11, 2016

Graham Spanier, the former president of Pennsylvania State University, filed lawsuits in state court Wednesday against Penn State (for breach of contract) and Louis Freeh (for defamation), PennLive.com reported. The suits come out of Freeh's investigation on the university's behalf of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The suits claim Freeh misrepresented Spanier's actions as failing to take the child abuse seriously, when Spanier maintains he did not know at the time how Sandusky was abusing children. The suit against Penn State alleges that the university violated pledges in his departure agreement not to criticize him. Penn State and Freeh were not immediately reachable for comment.

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