Former PSU President Sues the University
Graham Spanier, the former president of Penn State University has decided to sue former FBI chief Louis J. Freeh on charges of defamation and tortious interference. He is also suing Penn State for breach of contract. This information was recorded in a complaint filed on Wednesday afternoon in Centre County, Pennsylvania. Spanier accuses Freeh and his law firm of publishing ‘false and defamatory’ statements about him in July 2012. ‘knowingly and maliciously’. These statements were made in Freeh’s report, which accused Spanier of helping to cover up the child molestation of Jerry Sandusky, the retired assistant football coach.
Sixty-six year old Spanier filed his lawsuit while awaiting a trial on charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, conspiracy to commit perjury, endangering the welfare of children, failure to report child abuse and conspiracy to endanger the welfare of children. One of Spanier’s lawyers states that he was one of the most honored and reputable presidents of the university before Free and Penn State published their false allegations against him. His lawyers also accuse many of the PSU trustees of telling members of the media that Spanier was fired, when in fact, he signed a termination agreement with the University.