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Confederate Statues Aren't the
Only Ones Coming Down
Sep 25, 2023 1:47 PM CDT
Confederate Statues Aren't the Only Ones Coming Down
Homage to late German cardinal comes down days after new sex-abuse allegations
- Confederate statues aren't the only ones being taken down: A statue of a deceased German cardinal was removed from its perch outside Essen Cathedral in western Germany on Monday, reports the AP , days after allegations of sexual abuse decades ago became public. The accusations against Cardinal Franz Hengsbach,...
State AG Releases Stunning
Report on Church Sex Abuse
May 24, 2023 12:10 AM CDT
State AG Releases Stunning Report on Church Sex Abuse
Report alleges 451 Catholic clergy in Illinois abused nearly 2K children from 1950 to 2019
- In 2018, a grand jury report was released in Pennsylvania naming 300-plus "predator priests" in the state accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 children over a period of seven decades. Partly inspired by those revelations, then-Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan started a probe in her own state,...
After Telling School of Accused
Priest on Payroll, a Giant Fine
Oct 12, 2022 12:27 PM CDT
After Telling School of Accused Priest on Payroll, a Giant Fine
New Orleans attorney Richard Trahant says he'll appeal the $400K payment to archdiocese
- A lawyer who alerted a Catholic high school to past sexual misconduct by its chaplain has been fined $400,000 for violating confidentiality rules by speaking out. Attorney Richard Trahant says he'll appeal the decision handed down Tuesday, which gives him 30 days to pay the Archdiocese of New...
Lawyer: Spacey Accuser Was
'Frozen' as Actor Lay on Him
Oct 7, 2022 7:24 AM CDT
Lawyer: Spacey Accuser Was 'Frozen' as Actor Lay on Him
Anthony Rapp is expected to testify himself as civil trial on alleged sex abuse continues in NY
- If Kevin Spacey was bothered by the testimony this week of a man who says the actor sexually abused him when he was 14 and Spacey was 26, the 63-year-old actor didn't show it. NBC News reports Spacey "seemed relaxed" on the first day of his civil trial...
Survivor Praises SBC
Decision to Release
Secret List of Abusers
May 24, 2022 5:35 PM CDT
Survivor Praises SBC Decision to Release Secret List of Abusers
The Executive Committee also voted to rebuke a former member
- The depth of the problem surprised almost everyone, but the themes revealed in Sunday’s bombshell report on sexual abuse and coverups within the Southern Baptist Convention are not new to Christa Brown. She says she was sexually abused as a child by a minister, and she has been fighting...
Feb 4, 2022 4:08 PM CST
Blackhawks Fans Push Back Against Exec's Comments
Chicago's Rocky Wirtz dismissed reporter's questions about sex-assault reforms
- Though an alleged sexual abuse cover-up with the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team happened 12 years ago, fans and the public at large still want answers about how this will be prevented in the future—but they apparently won’t get any from the team’s executives, the
Pope: I Actually Was at Meeting
on Priest Accused of Abuse
Jan 24, 2022 10:15 AM CST
Pope: I Actually Was at Meeting on Priest Accused of Abuse
Benedict had originally said he hadn't attended, blames discrepancy on 'editing' mistake
Pope Benedict XVI has repeatedly denied wrongdoing in the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal, but there's been a shift in at least one story. Per the Catholic News Agency and CNN , the pontiff had originally told investigators he hadn't attended a January 1980 meeting of archdiocesan...
of Abuse to Cost
Jan 19, 2022 11:32 AM CST
Doctor's Decades of Abuse to Cost University of Michigan $490M
Settlement reached over sex assaults at hands of Dr. Robert Anderson
- The University of Michigan has agreed to a $490 million settlement with more than 1,000 people, mostly men, who say they were sexually assaulted by Dr. Robert Anderson during his nearly four-decade career as a sports doctor at the school. The university on Wednesday said 1,050 people will...
Oct 5, 2021 8:59 AM CDT
Report: French Catholic Church Showed 'Cruel Indifference'
Commission finds 330K children may have been sexually abused by clergy, laypeople since 1950
- A new report slams the Catholic Church for "cruel indifference," with clergy in France accused of sexually abusing an estimated 216,000 children since 1950. Jean-Marc Sauve, head of the inquiry commissioned by the French Catholic Church, says most of the victims over the past seven decades were...
Weeks Before Trial,
R. Kelly's Lawyers Want Out
Jun 8, 2021 10:35 AM CDT
Weeks Before Trial, R. Kelly's Lawyers Want Out
Remaining attorneys say singer actually fired them
- R. Kelly is to face trial in federal court in New York this August for allegedly abusing various women and girls over 25 years. But whether the trial will go ahead is now unclear, with a report suggesting the singer has fired his two lead attorneys. In a statement to...
for Church Sex
Jun 1, 2021 9:30 AM CDT
On Punishments for Church Sex Abuse, a 'Significant Rewrite'
Pope Francis signs off on first major update to penal sanctions since 1980s
- A slew of new rules on how to handle sexual abuse within the Catholic Church has received the official green light from Pope Francis, updating a penal system that's been in place for 40 years. The
calls it "the most significant rewrite of canon law" since...
Boy Scouts Plan 'Unthinkable'
Move to Pay Abuse Claims
Mar 3, 2021 8:41 AM CST
Boy Scouts Plan 'Unthinkable' Move to Pay Abuse Claims
Group says it will sell the nearly 60 paintings it owns by Norman Rockwell
- The Boy Scouts of America this week proposed establishing a fund of at least $300 million that would be used to settle the more than 80,000 sex-abuse claims it faces. An attorney for 1,000 of those alleged victims called that amount "chump change" in comments to CNN...
'Living Saint' Is Accused of
Sexually Abusing 6 Women
Feb 24, 2020 12:05 AM CST
'Living Saint' Is Accused of Sexually Abusing 6 Women
Jean Vanier died last year at age 90
- A respected Catholic figure who worked to improve conditions for the developmentally disabled for more than half a century sexually abused at least six women during most of that period, according to a report released Saturday by the France-based charity he founded. The report produced for L'Arche International said...
Feb 23, 2020 5:00 PM CST
Epstein Lawyers: Help, the Lights Are Going Out
They ask the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands to strike down liens
- Jeffrey Epstein once bought Caribbean islands and private jets with the flick of a pen. Now lawyers for his $600 million estate say checks are starting to bounce, the
reports. On Thursday, they told the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands that liens placed by a local attorney...
by What This
School Is Doing
Feb 22, 2020 4:30 PM CST
Nassar Victim: I'm 'Horrified' by What This School Is Doing
Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander slams the University of Michigan over allegations there
- The first woman who publicly accused Michigan State sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse said she is "horrified," and "deeply disappointed" with the University of Michigan for how it has handled allegations of abuse by a doctor at that school. The university announced earlier this week...
American-Style School Bus
Haunts Prince Andrew
Feb 22, 2020 12:00 PM CST
American-Style School Bus Haunts Prince Andrew
And it looks like Gloria Allred is behind it
- Peek outside Buckingham Palace, and you'll see a yellow school bus—with an ad on the side that's hard to ignore, the
reports. "If you see this man please ask him to call the FBI to answer their questions," reads the ad along with two...
Wife Sues Church for Reporting
Hubby's Child Sex Abuse
Jan 9, 2020 9:15 AM CST
Wife Sues Church for Reporting Hubby's Child Sex Abuse
Oregon suit claims 'priest-penitent privilege' was violated in case of Timothy Johnson
- Various lawsuits have accused clergy members of seeing sex abuse as more of a sin than a crime. A new one, however, claims quite the opposite. An Oregon woman is suing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for $9.5 million, arguing church leaders violated "priest-penitent privilege"...
Ex-SEALs Are Guarding
Ghislaine Maxwell: Source
Jan 4, 2020 5:00 PM CST
Ex-SEALs Are Guarding Ghislaine Maxwell: Source
Jeffrey Epstein's old friend is reportedly hiding in safe houses
- Jeffrey Epstein's alleged former madame hasn't fallen off the Earth—she's just very well-protected, according to unnamed sources popping up in the tabloids. "She is not in the US, she moves around," an unidentified source tells the
New York Post
about Ghislaine Maxwell, 58. "...
Suit: Famed Jesuit Sexually
Abused Me on Worldwide Trips
Dec 31, 2019 8:08 AM CST
Suit: Famed Jesuit Sexually Abused Me on Worldwide Trips
Robert Goldberg says he endured almost daily abuse as child valet for the late Donald McGuire
- One day in May 1970, an 11-year-old boy and his sister waited outside a Chicago tavern for their mom to come out. When a priest happened by and offered the family a ride home, they took him up on it. The boy, Robert Goldberg, would pay dearly for the favor,...
It's a Good Day for
Michael Jackson Accusers
Nov 19, 2019 4:00 PM CST
It's a Good Day for Michael Jackson Accusers
Appeals court tentatively says lawsuits by Wade Robson, James Safechuck can proceed
- Looks like two of Michael Jackson's best-known accusers may have another day in court. A California appeals court has tentatively ruled that lawsuits by Wade Robson and James Safechuck—who accused Jackson in the HBO documentary
of molesting them as boys—should get fresh consideration by a...
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