Clerical Expert Identifies Bishop Joseph Ferrario As Child Abuser before Appointment As Bishop
Jeff Anderson and Associates
April 14, 2016
[Roe 45 complaint]
[Roe 46 complaint]
[Roe 47 complaint]
What: At a press conference Wednesday, Kailua Attorney Mark Gallagher will:
• Announce the filing of three lawsuits on behalf of three sexual abuse survivors before the April 24, 2016 legal deadline. The new lawsuits ask courts to force public disclosure of the identity and whereabouts of all credibly accused clerics in the Diocese of Honolulu;
• Release the expert report of Rev. Thomas P. Doyle, a canon lawyer and expert in the field of clerical child sexual abuse, identifying Bishop Joseph Ferrario as a child molester prior to his appointment as Bishop;
• Discuss the settlements of 26 child sexual abuse lawsuits involving the Diocese of Honolulu and various religious orders; and
• Encourage sexual abuse survivors in Hawaii to come forward and pursue legal action under a Hawaii law that expires April 24, 2016.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM HST
WHERE: Front lanai on the Punchbowl side of Kaahumanu Hale
777 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Notes: A copy of the complaint and documents will be available on www.abusedinhawaii.com.