Politics

Goldie Taylor Exposes Alleged Pedophile, Prompted by Penn State Child Sex Scandal

Tue., Nov. 15, 2011 11:40 AM EDT
by Annsonita Robinson

Journalist Goldie Taylor has come forward with details of her experience of sexual abuse as a teenage girl at the hands of a high school football coach at St. Louis’ Normandy High School. A MSNBC and the Grio.com contributor and writer for the Grio.com, Taylor spoke candidly on the Nov. 14 installment of the Lawrence O’Donnell show on MSNBC about how the Penn State allegations of sexual abuse and institutional cover-up prompted her to come forward with what happened to her in high school. Taylor also wrote candidly about her story on her site, The Goldie Taylor Project. After tweeting about her anger at the machinations of officials at Penn State to hide the alleged sexual abuses of coach Jerry Sandusky, Taylor reflected on how she was also angry with herself for not coming forward in regards to what happened to her in 1984. After consulting with her mother, she decided to do so. An open letter to her followers is on her site.

“This happened 26 [or] 27 years ago and I have lived with it every day of my life,” Taylor stated on O’Donnell’s show.

A respected and award-winning journalist, Taylor was designated one of the Top 25 Women of Atlanta during rolling out’s 2011 Female Success Factor event. Steed Media is the parent company of Female Success Factor and rolling out.

 

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  • Kkng_311

    Thanks so much for your bravery. I wept as I was watching you talk to Lawrenc yesterday. After witnessing the devastating damage my ex caused on his own daughter, the guilt and shame I must feel for failing to protect my daughter is eating me alive each waking moment. Until we, as a society, treat this horrific eveil deeds as a “Violation of Fundamental Human Rights Issue”, rather than ramdom sex acts, it will never end; the selfish monster stole the basic human right to Childhood from my baby, and the sacred Motherhood from me. Keep up the good fight! Thanks!!!  —K—