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

5/20/2013 4:44:00 PM


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