(Buffalo, New York) – Fourteen more sexual abuse survivors sued the Diocese of Buffalo under the New York Child Victims Act. The lawsuits name 11 alleged perpetrators, including Fr. Philip Badame who is being publicly identified for the first time. “There are a lot of survivors suffering in Buffalo,” said Attorney Jeff Anderson. “It’s time for reckoning, a massive clean-up and child protection.”
(Honolulu, Hawaii) – A survivor sexually abused as a minor by his Scoutmaster in Hawaii has sued the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for the abuse. The survivor, identified in the lawsuit as John Roe 120 (see attached lawsuit), has also sued BSA for nuisance and is asking the court to order BSA to release all of its secret Perversion Files and discontinue its dangerous practices.
(Chicago, Illinois) – At a press conference Today in Chicago, a sexual abuse survivor and the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Discuss and reveal that more than 160 survivors represented by Jeff Anderson & Associates have settled clergy abuse cases against the Archdiocese of Chicago over the past two decades involving 48 Archdiocesan perpetrators.
(California) – Today, six Catholic Bishops in California announced the opening of compensation programs for survivors of clergy sexual abuse. Survivors who are eligible for these programs must register by January 31, 2020. As of today, compensation programs are being offered by the following Archdiocese and Dioceses.
(Sacramento, California) – Today, the California Legislature passed legislation that will give child sexual abuse survivors a chance at justice and healing denied to them for so long if signed into law. The legislation – California Assembly Bill 218 – is now on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk. We strongly encourage him to sign this vital legislation into law.
Desde el prinicipio del ano 2019, hay vido mucho entusiasmo y discusión en el Movimiento de Protección de Ninos, localmente…
There’s a lot of growing excitement and discussion in the Child Protection Movement, locally and across the country, around California Assembly Bill 218 – and rightfully so. It transcends bi-partisan politics. It kicks open courthouse doors thought forever closed. It makes healing and justice a possibility for survivors of child sexual abuse. It’s a BIG DEAL.
(Rochester, New York) – Today in Rochester, survivors’ attorneys Jeff Anderson and Steve Boyd will: Discuss the decision of Bishop Salvatore Matano and the Diocese of Rochester to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy after facing dozens of clergy abuse lawsuits filed under New York’s Child Victims Act. This is a legal tactic they are using to prevent jury trials and an attempt to stop the truth from being revealed.
(Rochester, New York) – The Diocese of Rochester filed bankruptcy this morning after being named as a defendant in dozens of clergy sexual abuse lawsuits filed since New York’s Child Victims Act’s one-year window opened on August 14. “We want to assure the survivors and their family members who have been harmed for so long and have brought claims under the Child Victims Act that this is not the end,” Boyd said. “This will not stop us or the survivors and we know there are battles to be fought.”
(New York, NY) –The law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates released information identifying the incorrect individual as being subject to allegations of child sex abuse. The Anderson Report on Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Brooklyn released on September 10, 2019, incorrectly and erroneously identified Sr. Kathleen McKinney CSJ, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, as being subject to allegations of abuse.