April 27, 2016 4:06 pm -


It’s getting uglier for Denny Hastert.

One of those victims, who was referred to in court papers only as “Victim D,” identified himself during proceedings as Scott Cross, a 53-year-old former student of Hastert’s, who now works as a banking executive.

During the sentencing hearing, Scott Cross, at times in tears, spoke publicly about Hastert’s abuse for the first time. Cross says he wrestled for Hastert and was stunned by the abuse, which he said occurred when he was 17 years old and was his “darkest secret.”

“I was alone… Coach Hastert told me I could lose weight by giving me a massage… I trusted him and took him at his word,” Cross testified Wednesday.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.