Media Advisory: Top Official at St. John's Abbey Named in Two Lawsuits, Press Conference Tuesday
By Jeff Anderson
Jeff Andersand Associates
April 11, 2016
Sexual abuse survivor will speak publicly for the first time
using his name at press conference tomorrow
What: At a news conference on Tuesday in St. Paul, attorneys Jeff Anderson and Mike Bryant will:
• Announce the filing of two civil lawsuits naming St. John’s Abbey and Father Tom Andert as defendants. One of the survivors, sexually abused by Fr. Andert when he was 14 years old, will speak publicly using his name at tomorrow’s press conference. The second survivor, Doe 324, was sexually abused by Fr. Andert in approximately 1970-1971.
• Discuss St. John’s 2015 internal investigation of Fr. Andert and how he was returned to ministry in February 2016. Andert was also in charge of the monks on restriction at the Abbey who were accused of child sexual abuse. Survivor Troy Bramlage (Doe 2) will also be present to comment on the release of files from St. John’s and how Andert’s file was not included.
• Encourage other survivors of sexual abuse by Fr. Tom Andert, and others, to come forward safely and confidentially before the Child Victims Act window legislation expires on May 25, 2016.
WHEN: Tuesday April 12, 2016, at 1:00PM CT
WHERE: Jeff Anderson & Associates
366 Jackson Street, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55101
• A copy of the complaints will be available at the press conference and on our website tomorrow and the event will be live-streamed online with links available on our homepage at www.andersonadvocates.com.