UNIVERSITY PARK -- The man who blew the whistle on a Penn State fraternity involved in a sexual misconduct scandal toured his old fraternity today. To recount details of where he says he went through a brutal hazing. He is suing Penn State for not stepping in after he complained about physical and psychological abuse.
"Some have referred to this as a house of horrors. After seeing it, it really strikes you that this was a house of terror," said attorney, Aaron Freiwald.
For the first time since James Vivenzio filed charges against Penn State University, the former student came back to the former Kappa Delta Rho fraternity house in State College. This time he had his attorney, family and a camera crew to document his trip.
"This is very emotionally overwhelming. I didn't know what to expect," said James Vivenzio.
"We had to hurry up and document the building this week before the new tenants moved in. There is a new fraternity moving in so this had to happen today,” said Freiwald.
The former student from Virginia claims complaints to the university about hazing, sexual assault and abuse at the frat house were ignored. He's suing the school for not taking action.
"Trying to bring attention to what is going on was so that this wouldn't happen to anybody else and it was happening to other people on a nightly basis in this building."
Vivenzio claims there were parties six out of seven nights a week at the house. He was forced to clean vomit, drink heated cat food and urine, and was beaten by a fraternity member.
"Hearing the stories that James shared and actually seeing the actual place is very upsetting,” said Robin Vivenzio.
Other fraternity members on campus tell us this case painting the wrong picture of what Greek life is all about here at Penn State.
"Give us a chance. We are here for the community. We help out. It's not just party, party, party,” said student William Lobosco.
"Maybe it’s time to start getting these bad people out of good fraternities. Maybe make fraternities into what they are supposed to be, you know helping the community," said Vivenzio.