NEW YORK (PIX11)—He's been criticized before but did Jerry Sandusky's defense lawyer Joe Amendola go too far Tuesday? Brash-talking Amendola poked holes in Penn State wide receivers coach Mike McQueary's grand jury testimony, telling reporters, if you believe it, "I suggest you dial 1-800-REALITY." Well, turns out the number is real -- It's a gay sex phone service. And if you call, the recorded intro tells you it's the "hottest place for triple-X action."
It's not the first time the attorney has raised eyebrows with his unorthodox behavior. Many question why he let Sandusky, who faces 50 counts of child sex abuse, give interviews to NBC's Bob Costas and The New York Times. Sandusky didn't help his case in the court of public opinion, by stammering this response to Costas' question, are you sexually attracted to young boys, underage boys? Sandusky: "Am I sexually attracted to underage boys?...Sexually attracted, you know, I -- I enjoy young people. I -- I love to be around them. I -- I -- but no I'm not sexually attracted to young boys."
The New York Times interview echoes that uncomfortable denial to the same question, "If I say no, I`m not attracted to boys, that`s not the truth because I`m attracted to young people, boys, girls .." The reporter helps him along, "but not sexually," to which Sandusky says, "Right. That`s what I was trying to say. I enjoy spending time with young people. I enjoy spending time with people. I mean, my two favorite groups are the elderly and the young." Sandusky's bizarre responses had viewers wondering why Amendola let him grant the interviews.
And on Tuesday, Amendola had reporters again scratching their heads. The attorney announced that people who believe a witness in a child sex abuse case should call a number that greets callers with "Hey guys, welcome to the hottest place for triple-X action. Get ready for bulging, bursting pleasure with horny gay, bi, and bi-curious studs. Just 99 cents per minute."