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Jeff Anderson & Associates Client Testimonials

Survivors, In Their Own Words

Every survivor’s story is unique and so is their path to recovery. At Jeff Anderson & Associates we have the honor of witnessing the courage of the survivors we work with, every day. Sharing these inspiring videos is another way that we can remind everyone who has been victimized by child sexual abuse that You Are Not Alone. Whether you chose to stay anonymous and go through your journey as a John or Jane Doe or if you chose to become a visible and vocal advocate in the public sphere, one thing is true no matter what—coming forward with your story makes a difference.

A Message to Other Survivors—Survivor, John Doe 76C
This is the first video in a series of clips featuring Jim Keenan, “John Doe 76c”. Throughout this series, we will highlight Jim’s journey from being a reluctant victim, confronting for the first time the trauma he suffered as a child through his legal, personal, and eventual public journey as a champion for survivors across the country. Because the majority of survivors we work with chose to come forward anonymously and file as a John or Jane Doe, we chose to focus on Jim’s words in this video rather than his face or his identity. No matter how or when you choose to come forward and share your story, your privacy can and will be protected.

If We All Fight Together—Survivor, Fred Marigliano
After decades of internalizing his feelings of pain and shame, courageous sexual abuse survivor and advocate, Fred Marigliano, chose to begin his journey toward healing and recovery. Once he was ready to come forward and share his truth, what Fred needed most was to know that he wasn’t alone and that he would be believed. When he sought out other survivors for their support, Fred found a community to help him move forward in SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests). It didn’t take long before Fred’s courage and unflinching honesty made him a pillar in the New Jersey survivor community and a vocal and public advocate in the legislative push that eventually became the New Jersey Victims’ Rights Bill.

If you are a survivor of sexual abuse by a priest, teacher, coach, or other clergy you are not alone. We stand with you. We believe you.

You Are Not Alone—Survivor, Phil Repaci
When courageous survivor and vocal advocate Phil Repaci first came forward in 2008 and shared his story of being sexually abused as a child, there was no path forward for him in the courts. Phil’s only goal was to shine light on the truth and ensure that what happened to him didn’t happen to other kids. His story is a prime example of the power of one person’s courage and how helping others find their voices can be a big part of the journey to recovery.

 

It Was Never Your Fault—Survivor, Monica Perez Jimenez
When she was 14 years old, Monica Pérez Jiménez was sexually abused by her teacher, Louis Tambini, at Loyola School in Manhattan. Like so many other survivors of child sexual abuse, Monica suffered for decades in silence and shame, not sure how to share her secret or who she should tell. Eventually, Monica found the courage to share her truth. In 2019, she joined thousands of other survivors across the country and filed a lawsuit over the abuse she suffered. In this video, Monica makes an impassioned plea to other survivors who are still searching to find their voice and the courage to come forward. In Monica’s own words, “It was never your fault… we got you.”

Jeff Anderson Has a Piece of My Heart—Survivor, Jim Keenan (John Doe 76C)
In this heartfelt testimonial, survivor and advocate Jim Keenan discusses his emotions surrounding his journey and attorney Jeff Anderson’s part in his recovery. After nearly two decades of fighting his demons and numerous court battles, Jim has gone from a victim with trauma that was jeopardizing his well-being to a vocal advocate and champion for survivors and survivor’s rights. At Jeff Anderson and Associates, we fight for more than just victories in court; we fight to help people improve their lives and connect survivors to a network of advocates and other survivors that spans the entire country.

Why I Came Forward—Survivor, John A140 Doe
Every survivor’s story is different, and every survivor has their own reasons for coming forward. Your story, your journey, and your path to recovery is your own. In this powerful clip, we hope to underscore two important messages, messages that we stress over and over—you are not alone, and you can file a claim anonymously and protect your identity. No matter what path you choose moving forward, we will believe you, and we are here to support you.

You Are Not Alone. We Are Here to Help.

It’s time for justice. It’s time for you to share your story, safely and confidentially. It’s time to lay down your burden and reclaim some of your power. It’s time to expose your perpetrator and make sure what happened to you never happens to another kid. It’s time to take action. Before making a decision concerning such serious and sensitive matters, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse to consult with legal counsel before proceeding with a claim. We want to help you find accountability and healing. We will stand by you. We will fight for you.