Victims Settle With LA Archdiocese for $13 Million

This just arrived in my inbox   Media Advisory February 18, 2014   Sexual Abuse Survivors Settle with Los Angeles Archdiocese Archdiocese used therapy scam to defraud victims of civil rights Cardinal, Bishop thwarted police, helped criminal priest escape US   What:  At a news conference Wednesday sexual abuse survivors and their attorneys, Anthony DeMarco and […]

Castillo victims settle with Diocese of San Bernardino

According to the Riverside Press Enterprise, two victims of convicted priest Alejandro “Alex” Castillo settled their sex abuse and cover-up lawsuits against the Diocese of San Bernardino for $3.8 million. In a statement, the diocese called Castillo’s acts “sinful and unlawful.” They also added this: The diocese acknowledges and deeply regrets the sinful and unlawful […]

Jay Ram found in Florida

Former Hilo farmer Jay Ram, who is accused of sexual abuse by five of his sons, has been found living outside of Tampa, where he was finally served with the civil lawsuits.   From the Hawaii News-Tribune: One of Ram’s neighbors in Odessa, who spoke to the Tribune-Herald on the condition of anonymity, said Ram […]

Damien grant unconstitutional, says Hawaii AG

Hawaii’s state deputy attorney general determined that a $1.5 million grant intended for Damien Memorial School is unconstitutional. According to the Honolulu Civil Beat: Deputy Attorney General Randall Nishiyama’s memo, dated Sept. 3, 2013, notifies Mercado Kim that the grant for Kalihi’s Damien Memorial School violates a provision in Hawaii’s constitution prohibiting the state from contributing public money to […]

Diocese of Gallup to declare bankruptcy

The Diocese of Gallup, which owns parishes and employs priests in both New Mexico and Arizona, has said that it will declare bankruptcy to avoid embarrassing civil child sex abuse and cover-up trials. Published in The Gallup Independent, Gallup, NM, Sept. 3, 2013 (the paper does not publish stories online): Diocese of Gallup to file bankruptcy […]

ACTION ALERT: Committee votes on SB131 tomorrow!

**********************ACTION ALERT****************************** Want to take action TODAY to help victims and protect kids? Here’s how: Tomorrow, Wednesday (8/21), the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee will consider a measure that makes it easier for child sex abuse victims to expose predators in court, keep kids safe right now and hold wrongdoers accountable. Please take just a few minutes […]

Polanski needs to shut his trap

Roman Polanski “blame[s] birth control pills for ‘masculinising’ women.” From AFP: Asked by a reporter how his views of women had changed over time, the filmmaker said he thought feminism and advances in contraception had blurred the distinctions between the sexes. “I think that now offering flowers to a lady becomes indecent, that’s how I […]