Delbarton Abuse Victim Seeks Gag Order Release


By John Dunphy

Another person has come forward in the ongoing saga of allegations against Delbarton School and St. Mary’s Abbey involving years of alleged sexual abuse.

Except in this case, the person coming forward did not make a new allegation.

But, for “John Doe,” as his attorney Gregory Gianforcaro referred to him, a confidentiality agreement in place since settling in 1988 has kept the victim silent following former Monk Timothy Brennan’s guilty plea in 1987.

On Friday, in front of the Morris County Courthouse, Gianforcaro said his client wants to break the silence that has been legally required of him for 24 years. The confidentiality agreement was, according to the school and abbey’s attorneys at the time, in the best interests of the school, Brennan and the student whom Brennan had admitted in court to abusing.

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