Court Allows Nuisance Claim to Proceed in Diocese of Crookston Coercion Case; Survivor to Speak Publicly Monday

St. Paul News Conference Monday

Survivor Ron Vasek Will Release and Discuss Letter Bishop Hoeppner Coerced Him to Sign

Crookston, St. Cloud and Duluth are the Only Dioceses That Have not Released Documents to the Public 


(St. Paul, MN) – At a press conference in St. Paul tomorrow, survivor Ron Vasek and his attorneys will:

  • Discuss the Honorable Kurt J. Marben’s December 8th, 2017 Order Denying the Diocese of Crookston’s Motion to Dismiss Vasek’s negligence and public nuisance claims.
  • Reveal the letter Bishop Michael Hoeppner coerced Vasek to sign in 2015 retracting his statement that he had been abused by Msgr. Roger Grundhaus when he was 16 years old.
  • Encourage the Diocese of Crookston to end their long-standing practice of concealing and protecting sexual abusers, including Msgr. Roger Grundhaus.
  • Examine the use of public nuisance to hold entities accountable for concealing child sexual abusers, with the Diocese of Crookston being the fifth religious institution in Minnesota subject to a successful public nuisance claim.
  • Discuss the extension of the statute of limitations in Vasek’s case under the Minnesota Child Victims Act due to Bishop Hoeppner’s threats and coercion.

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Law office of Jeff Anderson & Associates, P.A.
366 Jackson Street, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55101

The event will be streamed via Facebook

The Order will be posted to our website tomorrow under “News & Events.”