New Lawsuit Calls Giuliani Lawyer “Central Figure in NY Clergy Abuse Cover-Ups”

He Used “Bait & Switch” Tactics to Trick Victim(s) into Signing a Gag Order

A New 45-Page Report Shows how Shrewd Priest/Lawyer Msgr. Alan Placa Hid other Clerics’ Crimes

NY Attorney General is Urged to Investigate Bishops & Placa for Racketeering

Tomorrow, at a live virtual news conference, a victim of a predator priest will announce his unusual new lawsuit. It charges that a New York cleric/lawyer, who now works for Rudy Giuliani, tricked him (and likely others) into signing a gag order.

He and his attorneys will also:

  • Release a new, 45-page report about the priest/lawyer Msgr. Alan Placa, detailing his rise to power (through his long, close friendship with Giuliani), his role covering-up sex abuse, and his pattern of helping several bishops protect both their assets from victims and their predators from exposure.
  • Urge New York’s attorney general to investigate him, as an agent for New York bishops, for racketeering,
  •  Demand that Giuliani fire him, and
  • Demand that all New York Catholic officials release abuse survivors from all “gag orders.”

Monday, August 9, at 1:00 PM (ET) / 12:00 PM (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
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Live Stream
The press conference will also be live-streamed via Youtube, Facebook, and in the News section of our website.

Media Note
The press conference will be filmed at 1080p resolution with a broadcast camera and uploaded to DropBox. It will be available for download at the conclusion of the event for use by broadcast and digital media. Submit requests to 

A survivor of child sexual abuse will publicly come forward for the first time and detail how:

  • In the late 1980s, the survivor asked for help for his suffering parents and family from the head of a religious order and top church officials. Three priests came to his house.
  • One of those priests, Msgr. Alan Placa, tricked and coerced the survivor into a settlement that included a gag order.
  • The survivor will explain how he did not know that Placa was a lawyer and how he later learned that such gag orders were a common practice employed by the Catholic bishops of New York.