Nearly a year since the Penn State scandal erupted, a new book by 'victim #1' of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky comes out this week.
Identified as 18-year-old Aaron Fisher, he wrote the book with the help of his mother and psychologist Michael Gillum. “Silent No More” chronicles Fisher’s abuse, his psychological trauma and his ambitions to become a cop.
Sarah Ganim, the Patriot News reporter who first broke the story of the grand jury investigation into Sandusky’s case back in March of 2011, is mentioned in the book. A Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter and CNN Contributor, Ganim talks to John Berman on “Early Start” to share her take on the case and the inspiring new book.
Ganim says the book was “a pretty brave account.” The majority of the book was written by his psychologist, and Ganim personally wrote six chapters about his experience. “My first impression was that this kid has come a really long way from three or four years ago, when he came forward.”
Ganim remarks that Fisher was “one of the most emotional, most hesitant” victims to came forward to describe what happened to him in the times that he was interviewed. “He really makes great strides to explain what happened to him, to explain what the sexual abuse was like.” Ganim thinks he intends “to give some hope to victims who are still silent.”