On October 23, Aljazeera English released “In Bad Faith: Child Sex Abuse and the Catholic Church” (posted below). Part of their Fault Lines series, it is an unflinching investigation into survivors and perpetrators of Catholic clergy sex abuse in the Archdiocese of New York. This is an important piece of journalism for the child protection movement, told with the compassion, the scrutiny, and the urgency the Catholic clergy sexual abuse crisis requires.
(Saint Paul, MN) – At a news conference Friday in St. Paul, survivors Laura Stearns and Jina Penn-Tracy and attorney…
(Denver, CO) – Today, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser released a much-anticipated Report detailing names of and allegations against Catholic priests accused…
(Duluth, MN) – Today in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Duluth, a hearing is scheduled at 11:00AM CT to approve…
(Los Angeles, California) – Today in Los Angeles, advocates and the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Discuss California’s historic new Child Victims Act, which was signed into law Sunday. The law provides a three-year window for sexual abuse survivors to bring lawsuits in cases that were previously barred by the statute of limitations, no matter when the abuse occurred.
(San Francisco, California) – Today in San Francisco, advocates and the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Discuss California’s historic new Child Victims Act, which was signed into law Sunday. The law provides a three-year window for sexual abuse survivors to bring lawsuits in cases that were previously barred by the statute of limitations, no matter when the abuse occurred.
(Sacramento, California) – California took a gigantic step for child protection today when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the California Child Victims Act. “We applaud California lawmakers for passing the legislation and the governor for signing the bill,” said attorney Jeff Anderson of Jeff Anderson & Associates law firm, who represents survivors of child sexual abuse in California and throughout the United States.
(St. Paul, MN) – A lawsuit by five clergy sexual abuse survivors against the Vatican is scheduled to be served upon the Holy See on Friday. Attorneys for the five survivors believe the Holy See will likely attempt to refuse service of the lawsuit based on past practices but say the Plaintiffs will not be deterred. “We know from the past that the Holy See will put up barriers and hurdles to try and prevent the survivors from pursuing justice and accountability with the Vatican,” said attorney Jeff Anderson of Jeff Anderson & Associates, who represents the five Plaintiffs.
(St. Paul, MN) – Today at 11 a.m. in St. Paul, attorney Jeff Anderson and his firm will: Load a truck with 1,538 Boy Scout Perversion files and deliver them to local counsel for Boy Scouts of America (BSA) pursuant to a court order denying the public release of the files and requiring Anderson to return the files to BSA.
(St. Paul, MN) – A Minnesota court denied a request to order Boy Scouts of America to publicly release 1,538 secret Boy Scouts files on leaders with allegations of sexual misconduct against children. Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has refused to make public the perpetrator names and documents contained in these files, known as Perversion Files.