The new HBO film “Paterno” debuted Saturday night and the Paterno family is speaking out.
The movie tackles the Penn State sex abuse scandal.
It centers around former football coach Joe Paterno and his role in Jerry Sandusky’s unethical behavior.
In a statement, Paterno’s family says:
“The HBO movie regarding Joe Paterno is a fictionalized portrayal of the tragic events surrounding Jerry Sandusky’s crimes. Numerous scenes, events and dialogue bear no resemblance to what actually transpired. Everyone truly concerned about the scourge of child sexual abuse would be well served to read the report by former FBI agent, Jim Clemente, linked below. As events of the last few years have confirmed, predators are present throughout our society. It is our hope and prayer that society as a whole comes to a better understanding of who these criminals are and how they work so successfully to avoid detection.”
The movie “Paterno” is now available for streaming on HBO.