Oprah Or Barbara Walters? Jerry Sandusky Shopping Around Sit-Down Interview

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Dec. 27 2011, Published 9:30 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Although he has yet to head to trial, Jerry Sandusky is already as controversial, infamous and reviled as Casey Anthony, who was found not guilty this summer of murdering her daughter, Caylee Marie.

And, just like “tot mom,” Sandusky, who is facing up to 50 charges of sexually abusing young boys over a 15-year span, is shopping around a sit-down interview with all the major television network players, according to

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The website reports that Sandusky’s attorney, Joe Amendola, told them that his client and his wife Dottie Sandusky are "considering speaking together publicly after the new year ... either to Oprah Winfrey, 60 Minutes, Rock Center or Barbara Walters."

As previously reported, Dottie Sandusky is standing by her man and defending the shamed former Penn State assistant football coach.

She released a statement through her husband's lawyer December 7, only hours after he was released from jail after posting $250,000 bail, with her help.

The statement read in part: "I have been shocked and dismayed by the allegations made against Jerry, particularly the most recent one that a now young man has said he was kept in our basement during visits and screamed for help as Jerry assaulted him while I was in our home and didn't respond to his cries for help.

"As the mother of six children, I have been devastated by these accusations. I am also angry about these false accusations that such a terrible incident ever occurred in my home. No child who ever visited our home was ever forced to stay in our basement and fed there. All the kids who visited us ate with us and our kids and other guests when they were at our home.

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“Our children, our extended family and friends know how much Jerry and I love kids and have always tried to help and care for them. We would never do anything to hurt them. I am so sad anyone would make such a terrible accusation which is absolutely untrue. We don't know why these young men have made these false accusations, but we want everyone to know they are untrue.”

Mrs. Sandusky went on to say that she believes in "Jerry's innocence."


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