David Lujan Says Accused Priest Will Testify
By Krystal Paco
December 21, 2017
Plaintiffs' counsel had plenty to say about Father Louis Brouillard, who is named in majority of the 150 clergy sexual abuse lawsuits filed to date.
According to plaintiffs' attorney David Lujan during a status conference this week in the federal court, Brouillard is "as sharp as they come" and "no question he'll testify in favor of us."
Parties met with Brouillard in Minnesota earlier this year to interview the priest.
If you recall, in a phone interview with KUAM last year, he admitted to the abuse and even showed remorse:
KUAM: Did you molest some boys?
Father Louis Brouillard: Yeah.
KUAM: You did? Do you know how many?
KUAM: Did you molest some boys while being a priest on Guam?
Brouillard: Yeah. I'm sorry that it happened and I should have never allowed myself the opportunity or the time for such things. This happened long ago and time has not healed me. I'm sorry that it ever happened.
Brouillard served on Guam from 1948 to 1981. Though some of the named defendants have passed away and cannot be sued for the alleged abuse, Lujan reported the soon-to-be 97-year-old priest is healthy and active.