Tag Archives: sexual abuse

Brooklyn Diocese Settles Abuse Suits For $27.5 Million

The New York Times reports: Four men who were repeatedly sexually abused as children by a religion teacher at a Catholic church in Brooklyn received a $27.5 million settlement from the Diocese of Brooklyn on Tuesday, in one of the largest settlements ever awarded to individual victims of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. The settlement comes two weeks after ...

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Pope Summons Bishops For Sexual Abuse Summit

USA Today reports: Pope Francis has summoned the presidents of Catholic bishops conferences worldwide to the Vatican in February to discuss how to stop clergy from sexually abusing children. The meeting, on February 21-24, is believed to be the first of its kind. Some clergy from the Catholic Church have been carrying out abuse for decades. An investigation in the ...

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Catholic League: If You’re Mad About The Molestation Scandal, You’re Just “Taking The Bait” Of Church Haters

Via press release from Catholic League head Bill Donohue: Conservative Catholics have been especially strident in their comments. Unfortunately, they are being played. To be specific, their call for grand jury investigations in every state, and the wholesale release of priest personnel files, is playing into the hands of the enemies of the Catholic Church. So are their appeals to ...

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Former Vatican Official Fired Over Kim Davis Meeting Claims Popes Long Knew About Cardinal’s Misconduct

The Washington Post reports: A former Vatican ambassador to the United States has alleged in an 11-page letter that Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis — among other top Catholic Church officials — had been aware of sexual misconduct allegations against a top American cardinal years before that prelate resigned this summer. The letter from Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano [photo], ...

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Pope To Ireland’s Gay PM: “I’m Ashamed” [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Pope Francis has said he is ashamed of the Catholic Church’s failure to adequately address the “repellent crimes” of sex abuse by clergy. The Pope was addressing political leaders and diplomats at Dublin Castle during the first papal visit to the Republic of Ireland for 40 years. He is expected to meet victims of clerical sex abuse ...

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Catholic League Accuses Pennsylvania AG Of “Bigotry” For Sexual Abuse Probe Of Over 300 Predator Priests

Via press release from blowhard Bill Donohue: Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro needs to explain why he never convened a grand jury to investigate the sexual abuse of minors in the public schools. That’s where the action is — his state has one of the worst records on this score of any state in the nation — so why is ...

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REPORT: GOP Rep. Gym Jordan Had Retired Coach Pressure Wrestlers To Recant Claims But They Refused

NBC News reports: Retired Ohio State wrestling coach Russ Hellickson reached out to two ex-team members and asked them to support their former assistant coach, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a day after they accused the powerful congressman of turning a blind eye to alleged sexual abuse by the team doctor, according to the wrestlers and text messages they shared with ...

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Cuccinelli Tweets Photo Of Jim Jordan: “Who Better To Wrestle Dems To The Ground? #JimJordan4Speaker!”

This really happened today: While trying to promote Congressman Jim Jordan’s campaign to replace Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, Ken Cuccinelli — who is the president of the Senate Conservatives Fund PAC and frequently appears on CNN — accidentally reminded everyone that the lawmaker has been accused of allowing physical abuse to take place while he ...

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OHIO: Rep. Jim Jordan Named In Class Action Sexual Abuse Lawuit Filed By Former University Wrestler

Rolling Stone reports: On Tuesday, Jordan’s public-relations crisis became a legal nightmare. Attorneys filed a massive class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Ohio on behalf of an as-yet-unnamed former OSU wrestler. The law firm Sauder Schelkopf is seeking to represent all the students and athletes “treated” by Strauss in his two decades at the school, from the late ‘70s ...

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GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz: Wrestlers Accusing Jim Jordan Have A “Loose Affiliation” With The Deep State [VIDEO]

Apparently the deep state went 20 years back in time: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on today said members of the so-called “deep state” are behind the allegations that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) turned a blind eye to sexual abuse while he was an Ohio State wrestling coach. “I think there are people that have some loose affiliation with the deep ...

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Rep. Louie Gohmert: Accusations Against “Decent” Jim Jordan Are The Work Of “Dirty Tricks” DNC Lawyers

Via press release from Loony Louie Gohmert: Jim Jordan is a fine and decent person who has a lifetime history of being honorable and honest, unlike his accusers whose extremely troubled backgrounds and ongoing legal and financial troubles place the veracity of their allegations into the realm of ridiculous. Unlike the Olympians who were minor children at the time they ...

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Wife Of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: Jim Jordan Is Under Attack Because He Threatens The Elite

Raw Story reports: Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, on Monday claimed that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is the target of “false accusations” stemming from his time as an assistant coach at Ohio State University because he “threatens elite”—even as a seventh former wrestler on Sunday accused the GOP representative of lying about his knowledge of ...

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7th Wrestler Comes Forward: Jordan “Definitely Knew”

The Washington Post reports: A seventh former Ohio State University wrestler said Saturday that he believes Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) knew about inappropriate behavior that allegedly took place in the school’s athletic department three decades ago, as two more former team members came to Jordan’s defense. David Range, who wrestled for Ohio State in the late 1980s, said Jordan had ...

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Jordan Again Says Accusers Are Lying, Says Timing Is Suspect Because Of His Bid For House Speaker [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Friday repeatedly denied claims that he knew of alleged sexual abuse taking place on the Ohio State University wrestling team while he served as assistant coach, while calling into question the timing of the allegations. Jordan said on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier” that the timing of the allegations was ...

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Fifth OSU Wrestler Comes Forward: Unless Jordan “Has Dementia” There’s No Way He Shouldn’t Remember

The Wall Street Journal reports: Five former wrestlers, including former UFC world champion Mark Coleman, said this week that Rep. Jim Jordan was aware of, but didn’t respond to, allegations of sexual misconduct by an Ohio State University team doctor when the lawmaker was an assistant wrestling coach there in the 1990s. “There’s no way unless he’s got dementia or ...

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GOP Rep. Jim Jordan To Contact Capitol Hill Police Over “Bullying” Emails From Alleged Sexual Abuse Victim

CNN reports: Rep. Jim Jordan’s office will contact Capitol Hill police after receiving emails from an alleged victim of sexual abuse at Ohio State University when the Ohio Republican was an assistant wrestling coach, a source within the office told CNN Wednesday. The source added that the messages were vaguely threatening in nature in part because of the amount of ...

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Former Wrestler: Jordan Is “Absolutely Lying” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Former Ohio State wrestler Mike DiSabato, who claimed to NBC News that Rep. Jim Jordan ignored allegations of sexual abuse against the team’s doctor when he was the university’s assistant wrestling coach, appeared on CNN Wednesday morning. Jordan, a House Freedom Caucus founder who coached wrestling at Ohio State from 1986 to 1994, claims he did not have ...

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GOP Rep. Jim Jordan: My Accusers Are Lying, I Never Knew About Sexual Abuse Of My College Wrestlers

Politico reports: Rep. Jim Jordan emphatically denied allegations that he intentionally overlooked widespread sexual abuse of wrestlers whom he coached decades ago, telling POLITICO in a late Tuesday night interview that he would have taken action had he known of the alleged behavior. The Ohio Republican, a former assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University, refuted accusations that he was ...

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GEORGIA: Church Boots Senior Pastor After Multiple Males Report His Sexual Interest In Rubbing Their Feet

The Christian Post reports: Brad Waller, a married father and senior pastor of the Grace Church of the Islands, PCA, in Savannah, Georgia, has left his church and several others in his congregation in shock after confessing to abusing multiple men and boys under his spiritual care with sexual foot massages, which prompted his swift removal from ministry by the ...

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Top Cardinal Booted Over “Credible” Abuse Claims

CBS News reports: Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington DC, has been removed from public ministry after an accusation he abused a teen nearly 50 years ago while serving as a priest in New York archdiocese. McCarrick, now at age 87, previously served as archbishop of Newark in New Jersey. The cardinal maintains his innocence but has accepted the ...

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