Documentary Filmmaker Defends Jerry Sandusky In Interview (VIDEO)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

In theis video filmmaker  John Zielgerdefends Jerry Sandusky. Matt Lauer Argues with the documentary maker about Sandusky.  He says he has evidence that he says exonerates former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is speaking out from behind bars in a controversial documentary.

Filmmaker, John Ziegler, recorded phone conversations he had with the former Penn State assistant football coach.

He’s using the interviews in a documentary called “The Framing of Joe Paterno.”

Excerpts were aired on today NBC’s “Today Show.”

A lawyer for one of Sandusky’s alleged victims spoke to C-N and questioned his motives for speaking out now.

“Mr. Sandusky has always looked for a friendly forum. The most interesting part of the Sandusky trial, as far as he was concerned, was his lawyer explaining to the jury at the very end in the closing argument that Mr. Sandusky didn’t take the stand because he didn’t need to face the prosecutor in cross-examination because he faced the most — the toughest prosecutor in the world in Bob Costas, which, of course, is all silliness. He looks and he seeks for attention. He’s narcissistic. He can’t accept his punishment and he’s looking to tell his story again. He’s looking to tell it in a friendly forum.”

Joe Paterno’s family is distancing themselves from the documentary.

The family of the late Penn State football coach released a statement through their lawyer.

They call the Sandusky interviews “a sad and unfortunate development” that is “transparently self-serving and yet another insult to the victims.”

Sandusky is serving a 30 to 60-year prison sentence after being convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse.

He contends he is innocent of the charges.