New Jersey Priest & Former Employee of Diocese File Lawsuit Accusing Former Cardinal McCarrick of Sexual Assault – Canceled

Due to severe weather and storms, we are canceling today’s press event. Instead, we will be sending out a more robust release later today with additional information on lawsuits identifying former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. If you have any immediate questions, please reach out to us at

Disgraced Former Cardinal also Faces Criminal Charges Tomorrow

Attorney to Newark Archbishop: Release Names, Update List of Accused Priests

WHAT: Tomorrow, at a virtual news conference, attorneys who represent five victims of the now-defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick will announce two new civil sexual battery lawsuits against him and the Archdiocese of Newark. The survivors are:

  • A retired New Jersey priest who repeatedly reported that his then-boss McCarrick sexually assaulted him, and
  • A retired employee who was assaulted by his then-boss McCarrick.

The attorneys of Jeff Anderson & Associates will also:

  • Release a list of 46 individuals accused of sexual misconduct who are NOT on the Archdiocese of Newark’s ‘credibly accused’ list of clerics and may have access to children right now, and
  • Urge anyone who ‘saw, suspected or suffered’ wrongdoing by McCarrick to help prosecutors by calling law enforcement immediately. 

McCarrick’s first criminal hearing on child sexual abuse charges is Friday, September 3 in Massachusetts.

WHEN: Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. CT a live, filmed Zoom conference call at which attendees can ask questions directly at the end of the presentation but will be muted upon arrival.

ZOOM DETAILS:  Press are welcome to join the Zoom call. Contact for login information.

The press conference will also be live-streamed via VimeoFacebookYouTube, and in the News section of our website.

MEDIA NOTE: Video files will be available for download following the conclusion of the event for use by broadcast and digital mediaSubmit requests to