Silent No More: Victim 1's Fight for Justice Against Jerry Sandusky
|Author||Aaron Fisher, Michael Gillum, and Dawn Daniels|
|October 23, 2012|
Silent No More: Victim 1's Fight for Justice Against Jerry Sandusky is a 2012 book by Aaron Fisher, identified as "Victim 1" in the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. Fisher is called "Victim 1" because it was his reporting his abuse to high school officials that set off the investigation that led to Sandusky's conviction. The book follows Fisher's experience from the beginning of his relationship with Jerry Sandusky at the The Second Mile through Sandusky's conviction of 45 of 48 counts related to child sex abuse.
Fisher's psychologist, Michael Gillum was a co-author of the book, writing 21 of 30 chapters; Fisher and his mother wrote the other 9. Fisher said that he wrote the book with the hopes of encouraging all victims of abuse to come forward. Fisher revealed that he had contemplated suicide during the 3 year long investigation. The Patriot News reporter Sara Ganim, who won a 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for her reporting on the Sandusky scandal, raised issues with the fact-checking quality of the book, which she described as "[hitting] shelves just four months after Sandusky’s conviction, and it shows."
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