STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY AARON FREIWALD
June 8, 2015 / 3:15 p.m.
Penn State’s dismissive and demeaning statement is false and misleading in an attempt to conceal and blur the truth, and compounds the suffering of James Vivenzio. In April 2014, at a meeting lasting several hours in the family’s home, Danny Shaha, the University’s chief investigator, was shown dozens and dozens of pages of of documentation, including photos from the Facebook 2.0 page, supporting the claims in the complaint filed today. The family also pledged full cooperation with any university investigation. The subject of filing an internal complaint about the hazing abuses with the University never came up. In addition, James and his family have always been cooperative with State College Police, who he went to after eight months and after losing confidence in the University to pursue his claims. We look forward to presenting all of the evidence in this case to a jury.