Dottie Sanduskys Loathsome Response To Her Son’s Oprah Interview Is A Disgrace

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matt sanduskyThe family of Jerry Sandusky released a statement yesterday in response to the gut-wrenching interview Sandusky’s adopted son Matthew gave to Oprah Winfrey earlier this week. In the statement the family denies all of Matthew’s accusations, a move that must be heartbreaking for not only Matthew, but all of Sandusky’s victims. At this point there is almost no doubt that Jerry Sandusky is a pedophile, a predator and a monster. He’s a convicted child rapist, and I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that Matthew was telling the truth. The Sanduskys, and especially the mother Dottie, is either in deep denial about what this piece of human filth did, or they are, in fact, monsters themselves. I am hoping for the former, but I suspect that the latter is true. Dottie Sandusky, especially, should be ashamed of herself.

According to the Matthew Sandusky Oprah interview, his father subjected him to the most horrifying types of sexual child abuse you can imagine starting at age eight all the way to age 15. As a survivor of sexual abuse and a rape survivor myself, the interview is difficult to watch, but I like to think it gave Matthew at least some sense of closure. I know speaking out about my experiences has helped me greatly.

In response to Matthew’s accusations, the Sandusky clan, including Jerry’s wife Dottie and the couples five additional adopted children, released the following statement through their attorney Al Lindsay:

“Our family is supportive of our father/husband and hope that truth and justice will prevail as we know untruths have been spoken, at the trial and since then on TV. We are not in denial. The story we share is true and honest and what we lived. We saw no abuse ever take place and never saw or heard of any indication that anything inappropriate was ever occurring.”

The fact that this family specifically says they “are not in denial” sickens me. This isn’t a case of open-ended accusations nor is it like the OJ Simpson case where there is lasting suspicion but no conviction. Sandusky was convicted of molesting 10 young boys. He will almost certainly spend the rest of his pathetic life in jail. The boys he targeted were all vulnerable and from disadvantaged homes. So I have no doubt in my mind, whatsoever, that he was capable of moving his target close to home. None. The fact that the Sanduskys could stand by this piece of scum instead of defending their son/brother is heartbreaking. The way they chose to conclude their statement even more so. According to The Daily Mail:

“The statement concludes with the message that attacking Matthew will provoke him and they are worried about what he will say about the family members, some of whom had already lost jobs and friends in the aftermath of the trial. ‘We cannot afford any more pain,’ the Sanduskys write.”

YOU can’t afford any more pain? What about your husband/father’s victims? What about Matthew’s pain?

The worst part of all this for me is how easily Dottie Sandusky could betrayed her son. This is a child that she chose to adopt and then raised as her own child. She supposedly loved him. I would take a bullet for my children. I can’t understand how someone could so easily dismiss her son’s pain in order to protect a convicted pedophile and child molester like Jerry Sandusky. She should be ashamed of herself, and the rest of the family with her.



  1. Obladi Oblada

    July 19, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Wow…just when you think you’ve heard it all.

  2. Kelly

    July 19, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    At least Matthew knows now for a fact that his family isn’t worth jack or shit. I remember when that was finally driven home for me and, as much as it hurt, it did help me move on.

    I wish Matt all the best. I think he helped people by talking about this publicly.

    • ElvaRMartelli

      July 20, 2014 at 12:54 am

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    • Lackadaisical

      July 20, 2014 at 5:10 am

      Sorry to hear about your own awful experiences. Yes, it is a horrible thing for him to know his family are so rubbish and worthless but as you say it does give a kind of closure that means he can move on without being drawn back into them with their poisonous attitude to him based around denial and enabling his abuser.

  3. Cee

    July 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Oh I get it! Because they did not see it, it didn’t happen! Brilliant logic at work here, people.

    • Kelly

      July 19, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      Yep, by that logic everyone in my family can state confidently that I have never had sex with my husband.

    • Jayamama

      July 21, 2014 at 9:59 am

      I was going to agree with you, but then I remembered that I have two children. They kind of ruin the illusion.

    • Kelly

      July 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      We have a child too, he could be someone else’s. My family never saw us conceive him so…

      In fact, they never him saw him being born! Perhaps he wasn’t. Maybe we found an alien baby or built him out of spare parts. LOL

      The logic of “I didn’t see it happen so it didn’t happen” is just so ridiculous. It’d be funny if it wasn’t about child rape as it is in Matthew’s case.

  4. Hibbie

    July 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    The fact that she even felt the need to comment at all shows how selfish she is. Having someone hurt your kid is a pretty universal parental fear. I don’t know how she sidestepped/willfully ignored that one.

    • falcongirl

      July 19, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      Absolutely. Ostensibly, two people that she loves are in direct conflict with each other. Even if she doesn’t believe that her husband did these things (holy willful blindness, Batman), her son is obviously in some kind of pain. I can’t imagine that I would have anything to say to the media in that situation. That she goes out of her way to protect her husband and shoves her son under the bus is horrifying.

  5. JenH1986

    July 19, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    What exactly would Matthew have to gain by lying (which is Dottie’s implication). Oh the “fame” that comes from coming forward? He’s not looking for money (a la the guy who is only suing famous producers he denied abusing him several years ago). Seriously what could he possibly gain from this? Nothing. What a disgusting family. I hope that Matthew has supportive friends in his life and that the other children are being cared for.

  6. Die Dottie

    July 19, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    This is my theory: Dottie knew it was going on the whole time, and Mathew has evidence of this he is using to blackmail her into supporting him. I reckon she’s pretty evil.

  7. Ursi

    July 19, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I felt bad for Dottie Sandusky when this first happened because it seemed like she was in denial and frantically constructing any story she could to live with herself. But turning her back on her children? I know this happens in real life and I have a friend it happened to. Her mother blamed her for her father molesting her. But I do not understand it and I do not want to. This is the worst way a parent could betray a child. I cannot find sympathy for a person like this.

    • brebay

      July 20, 2014 at 1:20 pm

      I disagree, I think she always “knew.” In the same way that when you walk into a room and see someone you really don’t want to see, you just look over the top of their head and pretend not to see. There is NO WAY this goes on under your roof and you don’t know about it except willful blindness. She turned up the TV, ran the dishwasher, and hauled her fat ass upstairs to not see it so she could convince herself she was entitled to the cushy life she didn’t want to give up.

    • CRod

      July 21, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      I agree with this. This whole situation went on for years. She knew. At some point in time, she knew what was going on. These kids were in her house, and one of them was her own child. A wife always knows. Always. There is no “out of the blue.” The signs are always there and she seems to have chosen to ignore those signs.

  8. JJ

    July 19, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Dottie Sandusky is an ignorant, cruel old bitch. There I said it. I tried to have sympathy for her when the news first came out about Jerry and his actions against boys because I can’t imagine what it’s like to hear that news about your spouse and your family. But once she clearly sided with him and claimed he was innocent and it was all untrue and even went so far as to slander the victims saying they were setting him up. Uh no! Sympathy lost lady. I’m sad for Matthew that his family turned on him but on the other hand like Kelly said on here I am glad at least he knows his family is shit and he’s better off making his own family with people who actually care about him. At this point I am seriously thinking Dottie may be as guilty as her husband even if she didn’t actually do the acts herself I think she very well knew about it and has been helping cover it up and denying it. What an awful woman and supposed “mother”. Also shame on the siblings to for being so quick to write off their own brother and the other victims claims of abuse in defense of their father. You can love your father, have fond memories of childhood but still look at the evidence and admit there is a part of him that is obviously sick and did wrong doings.

  9. gwats1957

    July 19, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Monsters always find weak minded ‘Toadies’ to follow them into hell….

  10. Lackadaisical

    July 20, 2014 at 5:01 am

    I hate pointing fingers at family members for not noticing abuse because abusers are manipulative and can conceal these things, however in this particular case it is abundantly clear why he had to suffer his abuse with a feeling that he couldn’t tell his mother and expect her to help. Her attitude to him now shows she would have blamed him or disbelieved him and just brushed it under the carpet. I understand that you trust the person you have kids with and don’t believe they would do such a thing or you wouldn’t have kids with them, but if a kid does try to tell you they are being abused by the partner you trust you have to listen because your kids are vulnerable and rely on you for their safety. I wonder if the siblings are keeping quiet out of fear of the rest of their family. If I ever had any sympathy for her as a woman blinded by her faith in a manipulative monster then that sympathy has died.

  11. CRod

    July 21, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Sandusky’s wife is so odd to me. I just don’t get it. I love my husband, but if I found out he was doing something like this. He would be out of the house, and out of my life. And if I found out he did something like this to my kid, that man would need to sleep with one eye open! I get wanting to stand by your man, but gees, lady, open your eyes. I would turn myself inside out before I turned my back on my kid. Sad. Very sad.

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