In order to discuss the approval of legal settlements for those who were affected by Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse, the Penn State Board of Trustees will host a special meeting on Oct. 26 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.
The sole purpose of the special meeting is for trustees to consider authorizing the legal subcommittee (of the board’s Committee on Audit, Risk, Legal and Compliance) to approve settlements reached related to lawsuits filed by those abused by Sandusky, Trustee Anthony Lubranosaid.
Although Chairwoman Karen Peetz confirmed the meeting will involve the settlement process relating to civil suits from the Sandusky case, she said she does not know what the specifics of the discussion will be because the agenda is still in the development process.
Lubrano said he is looking forward to discussing the settlements.
“My initial reaction is that I don’t want to cede my responsibility as a trustee to other members, but I am looking forward to a healthy discussion on this topic during this special meeting,” Lubrano said.
Negotiators for Penn State have started settlement talks with at least 20 men — some of whom Sandusky was convicted of abusing and others who say they were abused by him but did not testify in the criminal trial.
The 20 cases consist of eight people named in the prosecution of Sandusky, four others who have filed lawsuits or told reporters they were abused, and at least eight others who have not publicly aired reports of abuse.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.