Press Release: $19.6 Million settlement of lawsuit of six sexual abuse victims of prominent former Jesuit Donald McGuire

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Media Advisory
May 20, 2013

Chicago News Conference Tuesday

Attorneys to announce record $19.6 Million settlement of lawsuit of six sexual abuse victims of prominent former Jesuit Donald McGuire

Survivors and Attorneys to present newly obtained details and photos

What:  At a news conference on Tuesday in Chicago prominent clergy abuse attorneys Jeff Anderson and Marc Pearlman will:

• Announce the settlement of a lawsuit against the Jesuit’s Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus involving sexual abuse of six men sexually abused as youth by former Jesuit Donald McGuire.
• Identify top Jesuit officials who endangered children by failing to stop McGuire’s predatory exploitation.
• Produce newly obtained evidence of McGuire’s 40-year pattern of abusing children on several continents as he traveled the world on behalf of the Jesuits.
• Introduce a survivor of abuse by McGuire who will speak publicly about his abuse.

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 21 at 1 P.M.

WHERE:  Law offices of Kerns, Frost & Pearlman and Jeff Anderson and Associates
                  Three First National Plaza
              70 West Madison, Suite 5350
              Chicago, IL   

WHO:   Attorney Jeff Anderson, a St. Paul, Minnesota-based, internationally known trial lawyer widely recognized as a pioneer in sexual abuse litigation. Anderson has represented thousands of survivors of sexual abuse by authority figures and clergy.   Attorney Marc Pearlman, Chicago-based attorney who has partnered with Jeff Anderson on numerous clergy abuse cases in Illinois. Patrick Wall, former Benedictine monk and priest who has studied Father McGuire since 2002

• Information packets including a complete timeline and map of McGuire’s life as a Jesuit will be available at the news conference.
• McGuire, who was indicted for his crimes in Wisconsin, Illinois and Arizona, is currently serving a 25-year sentence in federal prison.

Contact Jeff Anderson:  Office/651.227.9990  Mobile/612.817.8665
Contact Marc J. Pearlman: Office/312.261.4554

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Barbara Blaine | SNAP | 5/20/2013 | 6:46 PM

A big "thank you" to the brave survivors who have come forward and reported what they endured. Their courageous efforts to expose truth will help to protect other children. Jesuit officials have concealed sex crimes and enabled too many predators to violate too many children. Exposing the truth will help protect generations of children in the future. Each of the survivors is a hero!I applaud and thank each of you! Barbara Blaine SNAP President 312 399 4747

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