The 60 Minutes interview in which Senator Scott Brown revealed he was abused as a child aired in full tonight, and he's already experiencing a backlash. While many praised Brown for sharing his story, some are calling him a hypocrite for refusing to prosecute his attacker and supporting a politician accused of turning a blind eye to the sexual assault of teen girls.
On Wednesday, 60 Minutes released a preview clip in which Brown discussed being beaten by several step-fathers and sexually molested by a camp counselor. In response, law enforcement officials and the operators of the Sandwich, Massachusetts religious camp publicly offered to help Brown if he wanted to press charges against his abuser, The Boston Globe reports. Brown declined their offer, and on Friday night he released this statement: