Scaramucci has been praising Joe Paterno from White House to hype tribute movie he’s producing
Joe Paterno and Anthony Scaramucci

Embattled White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has found himself in yet another scandal as a capstone of his tumultuous first week in government.


Scaramucci's financial disclosure reports reveal he is co-executive producer of a TV movie titled "Happy Valley" celebrating disgraced Penn State Nittany Lions football coach Joe Paterno, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.

"In Scaramucci's recently disclosed financial reports, he lists as one of his many sources of income the Edward R. Presman Film Corp., which is a production company making the Paterno HBO movie," The Hollywood Reporter explained. "HBO won't say what role Scaramucci has now in the film — probably not much, though — only that he will receive credit as an executive producer because he brought in financing for the project."

Coach Paterno, or JoePa as he was called, was fired for his role in covering up child sexual abuse by Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky, who was subsequently convicted of 45 counts of sexual assault against 10 boys. All of the victims came from disadvantaged homes.

When former FBI Director Louis Freeh conducted an exhaustive investigation of the scandal, he concluded, “The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children Sandusky victimized.”

Scaramucci was hyping the film as recently as June 5:

And in his first week on the job, Scaramucci also positively quoted Paterno: