Television executives have proven over the years they'll put just about anyone on the air if it means ratings, but will Oprah really give an alleged child molester a seat on her couch?
An attorney for former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and his wife, Dottie, are contemplating a TV interview to discuss the case against them in January. Lawyer Joe Amendola says the couple will speak to either Oprah Winfrey, CBS' "60 Minutes," NBC's "Rock Center" or Barbara Walters at ABC.
Oprah landing an exclusive Sandusky interview would be a huge win for fledgling OWN. The Oprah Winfrey Network (It's formal name), a joint venture with Discovery Communications, is bleeding money according recent reports.
Since the queen of daytime talk stepped away from her syndicated show, Oprah's magazine, website and TV network have all struggled, the Hollywood Reporter reports.
Sandusky, accused of sexually assaulting boys for decades while working as an assistant football coach for Joe Paterno at Penn State, appeared with Bob Costas in a phone interview on NBC's "Rock Center" last month. During that conversation, Sandusky took an incredibly long 17 seconds to answer Costas when he was asked if he was sexually attracted to underage boys.
The disgraced one-time Penn State defensive wizard also denied sex abuse charges in an interview with the New York Times.
Dorothy "Dottie" Sandusky has been married to her husband for 45 years, and she stubbornly claims her hubby is innocent of all the unspeakable acts he's been accused of performing on boys as young as 7 years old, according to the Harrisburg Patriot-News.
With news reports suggesting Dottie ignored desperate cries for help from some of the abused children, Sandusky's wife is looking to speak publicly about the case.
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