Over 75 Lawsuits to be Filed Against Archdiocese of New York and Diocese of Brooklyn Under Child Victims Act

Over 15 Perpetrators to be Identified Publicly for the First Time

Survivors to Speak Publicly About Lawsuits


(New York, NY) – Wednesday in Manhattan, sexual abuse survivors and the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates will:

  • Announce the filing of over 45 lawsuits against the Archdiocese of New York on Wednesday, when the one-year window provision of the New York Child Victims Act (CVA) takes effect;
  • Announce the filing of over 30 lawsuits against the Diocese of Brooklyn under the CVA window provision;
  • Reveal lists of the names of the perpetrators named in the lawsuits, including over 10 Archdiocese of New York perpetrators who will be named publicly for the first time, and over 5 Diocese of Brooklyn perpetrators who will be named publicly for the first time;
  • Reveal lists of the locations at which the named perpetrators worked and abused children;
  • Demand the Archdiocese of New York and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and the Diocese of Brooklyn and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, release all the names of every credibly accused priest who has worked in the Archdiocese and Diocese, as well information on the alleged perpetrators’ history, current whereabouts and what the Archdiocese and Diocese knew about alleged child sexual abuse;
  • Discuss the CVA, which was signed into law in February 2019. The CVA window gives survivors of child sexual abuse one year to bring lawsuits in cases that were previously barred by the statute of limitations, no matter when the abuse occurred;
  • Encourage sexual abuse survivors to come forward confidentially under the CVA;
  • Announce that Jeff Anderson & Associates is partnering with Robins Kaplan LLP, one of the nations’ pre-eminent trial law firms, with offices in New York and across the country. For over 80 years, Robins Kaplan has obtained justice on behalf of individuals harmed by some of the largest and most powerful institutions in the world.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 9:30 AM (EST)

Millennium Hotel
Governor’s Room
1 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

The press conference will be live-streamed via YouTube and Facebook

On August 1, 2019, Jeff Anderson & Associates released The Anderson Report on Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese of New York that contained the names, photographs and assignment histories of 310 clergy members accused of child sexual abuse.