Bay Area Report Released Naming 263 Catholic Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Report Reveals 135 Accused Offenders in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, 95 Accused Offenders in the Diocese of Oakland, and 33 Names in the Diocese of San Jose

Abuse Survivor Tom Emens to Speak Publicly About Lawsuit Filed Against All California Bishops Including Archbishop Cordileone, Bishop Barber and Bishop McGrath for Conspiracy to Conceal a Public Hazard

What:  At a press conference today, survivors, advocates and the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates will:

  • Release a 65+ page report on clergy sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Diocese of Oakland and Diocese of San Jose, containing background
  • Compel Archbishop Cordileone, Bishop McGrath and Bishop Barber to release the names of all clergy accused of sexual misconduct in all three dioceses;
  • Request the Federal Court to release files that show the participation and complicity of top Church officials in the handling of clergy sexual abuse cases;
  • Demand Bishop McGrath release the complete list of clergy accused of sexual misconduct in San Jose as the release of 15 names on Friday, October 19, 2018 was seriously deficient; the report to be released has more than double this number; and
  • Discuss the lawsuit filed by Tom Emens earlier this month against all California Catholic Bishops for conspiracy to conceal a public hazard and the ongoing peril that persists today.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM (PST)

Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf – Banquet AB
555 North Point Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

The news conference will be live-streamed on our website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

The entire report is available now at

Jeff Anderson & Associates have helped thousands of child sexual abuse survivors across the country for over 35 years, including hundreds of survivors in California, find a path to hope, help, and healing. We represent survivors of child sexual abuse against individual offenders and the institutions that may have protected the offenders.

Jeff Anderson & Associates have advocated for survivors’ rights in California for years and represented hundreds of survivors in California when the legislature opened up a retroactive window for survivors to file claims in 2003. Jeff Anderson first sued enablers of child sexual abuse in California as early as 1993 for abuse perpetrated by Catholic clerics associated with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Diocese of San Bernardino, Diocese of San Diego and the Servite Order. For decades, the attorneys have sued nearly every Catholic diocese and archdiocese in California; various religious organizations; the Boy Scouts of America; America Youth Soccer Organizations; multiple private schools; and numerous other individuals and institutions in California.