April 3, 2013
Jeff Anderson statement regarding the stipulation to release documents and depositions on sexual abuse in the
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Note: A stipulation agreement was signed and filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin today that provides for the release of documents and depositions on July 1, 2013.
Jeff Anderson Statement:
“We are pleased with the decision of Archbishop Listecki to release documents and timelines related to clergy sexual abuse of minors by diocesan priests in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. This has been an important issue for abuse survivors and it is a significant step as we work toward transparency. We sought and received access to thousands of pages of documents regarding abusive priests and we were able to determine freely which documents should be released for review by the public. We are confident that all information about survivors has been redacted to protect their privacy. Having this information available will assist in the healing process for survivors, for Catholics and for the community.”
Summary of the stipulation agreement:
The stipulation provides that the Archdiocese will publically release a number of documents regarding Archdiocesan priests with substantiated allegation(s) of child sex abuse on July 1, 2013. The documents that will be released also include the depositions of Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop Weakland, and Bishop Sklba. Survivors had sought the release of those documents in a motion before the Court.
A copy of the stipulation is available at: www.AndersonAdvocates.com