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News Release: Testimony of Former Vicar General Peter Laird Released Today

5/28/2014 1:30:00 PM

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News Release

May 28, 2014

Testimony of Former Vicar General Father Peter Laird
Released Publicly

Deposition raises more questions surrounding truth and
accountability in the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis

(St. Paul, MN) – The sworn testimony of the Archdiocese’s former Vicar General Father Peter Laird has been publicly released by attorneys as a part of a civil lawsuit filed in 2013 in Ramsey County; Doe 1 vs. the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, Diocese of Winona and Father Thomas Adamson.

“Father Laird’s deposition raises serious questions about Archbishop Nienstedt’s testimony and whether or not Nienstedt was telling the truth,” said Mike Finnegan, one of Doe 1’s attorneys.  “What Doe 1 and other survivors want is the truth, which they deserve.”

The entire deposition transcript and video clips are available at www.andersonadvocates.com and on YouTube (AndersonAdvocates). A DVD copy of the video deposition is also available at our office.

Contact:   Mike Finnegan: Cell: 612.205.5531 Office: 651.227.9990
                Sarah Odegaard: Cell: 612.616.4218 Office: 651.227.9990