Alleged Penn State Victim Leaves High School

Alleged victim of sex scandal says students blamed him for Joe Paterno's firing.
2:23 | 11/21/11

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And another sex abuse -- has surfaced at Penn State dating back now a decade it's unclear if former coach Jerry sandusky was involved but we're learning. One victim at the center of the abuse scandal. Is now coming under attack and ABC's juju Chang has exclusive details they're good morning juju. Good morning Josh the victim's mother tells ABC news that this victim has been bullied severely. Because of the scandal that has cost coach Joseph Paterno his job this morning GMA is hearing from Paterno himself and from the psychologists. Exclusively there's been treating the boy known as victim number one. The bullying became so intense victim number one was reportedly forced to change high schools what is that like. For somebody -- come forward after being victimized for so long. It's very scary it was three years Michael Gillen has been counseling the young man first to -- Jerry sandusky of sexual assault. While he would not talk specifically about bullying in this case it's a common concern for victims -- wonder. What kind of push back -- what kind reaction. And how far that reaction might go in terms of people in the community won't people. Be angry with new people threatened new. This morning Paterno as attorney tells GMA exclusively coach Paterno strongly condemns harassment or bullying of any kind. Annie asks anyone who truly cares about Penn State to conduct themselves honorably and with respect for others. As for allegations that his patients story evolved over time Gillen says victims of abuse often take time to reveal details. Send us -- defense attorney has -- publicly said that he's gonna go after the credibility. Of your patients based on the fact that those statements -- The level of humiliation. The level of insight into how deviant. What's occurred -- means. They're not going to reveal that until they've really feel comfortable. And that may take months -- might take a year to. -- says his patient is truly grateful for the outpouring of support from fans and Penn State football players. He's also finding comfort because he's not alone now at least eight young men have stories that near he has. And are in many ways the classic warning signs of potential child abuse those lavish gifts asking questions about sexual abuse and the acting out the -- -- so often be dismissed as adolescent --

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