2016 January

Jan 13, 2016: Media Advisory: Priest File of Fr. Othmar Hohmann to be Released Publicly Today at 11:00AM (CST)

At a news conference today in St. Cloud, attorney Mike Bryant of Bradshaw & Bryant, co-counsel with Jeff Anderson & Associates, will: Release the priest file of Father Othmar Hohmann, OSB, who worked in several Minnesota dioceses including the Diocese of St. Cloud, Diocese of Duluth and Diocese of Crookston. Additionally, Hohmann worked in North Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and the Bahamas and has been accused…

Jan 12, 2016: Media Advisory: Priest File of Fr. Othmar Hohmann to be Released Publicly Tomorrow

At a news conference on Wednesday in St. Cloud, attorney Mike Bryant of Bradshaw & Bryant, co-counsel with Jeff Anderson & Associates, will:   • Release the priest file of Father Othmar Hohmann, OSB, who worked in several Minnesota dioceses including the Diocese of St. Cloud, Diocese of Duluth and Diocese of Crookston. Additionally, Hohmann worked in North Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin…

Jan 12, 2016: News Release: Fourth Lawsuit Filed Naming Children’s Theatre Company

(Minneapolis, MN) – A fourth civil lawsuit was filed today on behalf of Jeanette Simmonds in Hennepin County District Court naming the Children’s Theatre Company as a defendant. Simmonds was a student at Children’s Theatre in 1983 when former employee Stephen Adamczak sexually abused her. She has publicly identified herself to encourage other sexual abuse survivors to come forward and seek help and to shed light on the insular culture that allowed Adamczak, and others, to sexually abuse student…

Jan 07, 2016: News Release: May 25, 2016 Claim Deadline Set in Diocese of Duluth Bankruptcy Case

At a hearing today, United States Bankruptcy Judge Robert J. Kressel set a May 25, 2016 deadline for creditors, including survivors of childhood sexual abuse, to confidentially file claims in the Diocese of Duluth bankruptcy case. The decision requires all information about survivors of sexual abuse to be kept strictly confidential. “Any survivors out there who are suffering in silence, blaming themselves, can now confidentially get help and take action,” said attorney Mike Finnegan, “But time is…

Jan 06, 2016: News Release: Third Lawsuit Filed Naming Children’s Theatre, Jason McLean

Children’s Theatre Company,Jason McLean Named in Third Lawsuit (Minneapolis, MN) – A third civil lawsuit was filed today on behalf of Doe 116 in Hennepin County District Court naming the Children’s Theatre Company and Jason McLean as defendants. McLean began sexually abusing Doe 116 in 1981 when she was a young teenager and continued to abuse her for several years. Throughout his tenure with Children’s Theatre, McLean worked as a company actor, staff member, and taught acting classes to students. Today, Doe 116 has courageously filed a claim. She has also decided to publicly come for…

Jan 06, 2016: News Release: Third Lawsuit Filed Naming Children’s Theatre, Jason McLean

(Minneapolis, MN) – A third civil lawsuit was filed today on behalf of Doe 116 in Hennepin County District Court naming the Children’s Theatre Company and Jason McLean as defendants. McLean began sexually abusing Doe 116 in 1981 when she was a young teenager and continued to abuse her for several years. Throughout his tenure with Children’s Theatre, McLean worked as a company actor, staff member, and taught acting classes to students.

Today, Doe 116 has courageously filed a claim. She has also decided to publicly come forward so that the full truth of her story can be known. Her name is Me…