PRIEST NAMED FOR FIRST TIME AS A PEDOPHILE
Road to Recovery
August 6, 2014
Lawsuit filed against Archdiocese of Newark, NJ, Sacred Heart Parish and School, Newark, NJ, and others because of sexual abuse of a child by the late Rev. Robert G. Gibney
Archdiocese of Newark and victim/survivor of clergy sexual abuse unable to mediate a settlement recently
Newark Archdiocese must do the right thing and allow clergy sexual abuse victim to heal by validating the clergy sexual abuse victim’s claim
What: A press conference announcing the filing of a lawsuit against the Newark Archdiocese, Sacred Heart Parish and School, Newark, NJ, and others because of the sexual abuse of a child by the late Rev. Robert G. Gibney of the Newark Archdiocese.
When: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM.
Where: On the sidewalk across the street from the front entrance of the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Newark, 171 Clifton Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104
Who: Robert M. Hoatson, Ph.D., co-founder and President of Road to Recovery, Inc. and advocate for clergy sexual abuse victims worldwide; survivors of clergy sexual abuse, and supporters.
Why: A courageous clergy sexual abuse victim of the late Rev. Robert G. Gibney of the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ, recently appeared at a mediation in an attempt to settle his sexual abuse claim against the late Fr. Robert Gibney, the Archdiocese of Newark, Sacred Heart Parish and
School, Newark, NJ, and others with his attorneys, Mitchell Garabedian, of Boston, MA, and Gregory Gianforcaro of Phillipsburg, NJ. The victim/survivor is attempting to validate his claim in order to heal from the harm done to him approximately between 1961 and 1963 when Fr.
Robert Gibney was assigned to Sacred Heart Parish and School in the Vailsburg section of Newark, NJ. Representatives of the Archdiocese of Newark and attorneys for the victim/survivor were unable to reach a settlement agreement on the claim, so a lawsuit has been filed in New
Jersey State Superior Court in Essex County and the victim/survivor requests a jury trial on the matter of clergy sexual abuse by the late Fr. Robert Gibney. The late Fr. Robert Gibney, who was born in 1927 and died in 2012, served at: St. Cecilia Parish, Kearny; Immaculate Conception Seminary, Mahwah (Dean); Sacred Heart Parish, Newark; St. Mary Parish, Dumont; St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Cedar Grove (Pastor); Overlook Hospital, Summit (Chaplain); Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Ridgewood (Pastor); and as a military chaplain.
Contacts: Robert M. Hoatson, Ph.D., Road to Recovery, Inc. – 862-368-2800 Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, Boston, MA – 617-523-6250