2018 September

Sep 28, 2018: Jeff Anderson & Zero Abuse Project Stand in Support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and All Survivors

Attorneys, Advocates and Survivors to Stand and Voice Their Support for Sexual Abuse Survivors and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Today at the First Annual Zero Abuse Project National Conference(St. Paul, MN) – At a press conference today in St. Paul, Minnesota, Attorney Jeff Anderson, Survivor Advocate and Zero Abuse Project Board Member Joelle Casteix, Advocate Beatriz Mendoza (hablamos Español) and Empower Survivors Founder Elizabeth Sullivan will: •    Stand in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and all survivors of sexual abuse who had the courage to share their secret; •&nbsp…

Sep 25, 2018: Bankruptcy Court Approves $210 Million Settlement Between Sexual Abuse Survivors and Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis

(Minneapolis, MN) –  Today, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert J. Kressel approved the consensual bankruptcy plan between sexual abuse survivors and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.“Because of the courage of these survivors standing in strength and in solidarity with each other, we can take great comfort that by the actions they’ve taken, kids and the community are safer,” said Jeff Anderson, attorney for many of the survivors.The plan of reorganization calls for a $210 million settlement with survivors of sexual abuse by Archdiocese clergy and employees. The survivors previous…

Sep 21, 2018: Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis Survivors Vote Nearly Unanimously to Accept Plan of Reorganization in Bankruptcy Case

(St. Paul, MN) – Sexual abuse survivors who filed claims in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis bankruptcy case voted nearly unanimously to accept the Archdiocese’s plan of reorganization. Out of 400 votes cast, 398 voted to accept the plan, representing 99.5 percent of the ballots cast.“The survivors’ overwhelming vote to accept the plan shows the power of giving survivors a voice,” said Jeff Anderson, attorney for many of the survivors who voted. “They wanted to be heard, included and respected, and to know they’ve done something to protect kids and make the community safer.”…

Sep 13, 2018: Buffalo Diocese Needs To Focus On Protecting Children Instead Of Itself

If only the Diocese of Buffalo would put even a fraction of the effort into protecting kids as it puts into covering up for sexual abuse by priests and guarding its secret archives.Yesterday, an investigative news team at WKBW in Buffalo reported that the Diocese of Buffalo vastly understated the number and concealed the identities of priests accused of sexual abuse. The report is damning. In March, the Diocese released a list of 42 priests “who were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor,” after pressure from our law firm and sexual …

Sep 13, 2018: Buffalo Diocese Needs To Focus On Protecting Children Instead Of Itself

If only the Diocese of Buffalo would put even a fraction of the effort into protecting kids as it puts into covering up for sexual abuse by priests and guarding its secret archives.Yesterday, an investigative news team at WKBW in Buffalo reported that the Diocese of Buffalo vastly understated the number and concealed the identities of priests accused of sexual abuse. The report is damning. In March, the Diocese released a list of 42 priests “who were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor,” after pressure from our law firm and sexual …

Sep 12, 2018: Explosive News Investigation Reveals Diocese of Buffalo, Bishop Malone, Continue to Deceive the Public

An alleged secret database containing 324 names and files of priests, deacons, religious and lay persons was created by the Diocese of Buffalo nicknamed the “Well” and the “Secret Archives”(Buffalo, New York) – Today in Buffalo, an explosive news report was released detailing the alleged scope of the clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Diocese of Buffalo. According to the report and records obtained by the investigative news team at WKBW, the Diocese of Buffalo has been far from transparent in releasing the full scope of information and names of priests who were removed from ministry, retired, …

Sep 10, 2018: First Hawaii Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Naming Fr. James Jackson, Diocese of Honolulu and Maryknoll Order

Alleged perpetrator Fr. James Jackson was treated by pedophile Dr. Robert BrowneComplaint (Roe 101)(Honolulu, HI) – Today, the first lawsuit naming the Diocese of Honolulu and the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, a religious order, was filed on behalf of a courageous sexual abuse survivor who was abused as a child by Father James Jackson. The lawsuit, filed by Kailua attorney Mark Gallagher and Jeff Anderson & Associates, alleges that Fr. Jackson, using his position and authority as a Roman Catholic priest, sexually abused John Doe 101 when he was a parishioner at Sacred Heart Church in…

Sep 07, 2018: The Time Is Now For Law Enforcement Investigation of Clergy Abuse Everywhere

This week, the attorneys general of five states announced they are conducting independent investigations of the Catholic dioceses in their states with regard to clergy sexual abuse. They join the ranks of other states where attorneys generals are investigating the Catholic Church in the wake of the Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy abuse released in August. Attorney Jeff Anderson calls on attorneys general and law enforcement in all 50 states to do the same, in order to cut through the Church’s secrecy and complicity regarding sexual abuse of children by its clergy.