Attorneys: Deposing Catholic school priest would “harass and embarrass” him, regarding past sex allegations
By Kati Weis, FOX10 News Reporter
MOBILE, AL (WALA) – According to the most recent court documents filed in Mobile County Circuit Court, attorneys for Father Johnny Savoie are still trying to block subpoenas requesting to hear his sworn testimony about previous allegations against him.
They’re even saying that requiring his testimony would “harass and embarrass” him.
This all began when parents of former students at St. Pius X Catholic School in Mobile filed suit against the school, alleging the school’s administrators did nothing to stop their children from being bullied.
So far, 15 plaintiffs, including parents, former, and current students, have filed in the suit against the school.
While pursuing that lawsuit, lawyers representing the plaintiffs found a statement Savoie made to his congregation last year, denying sexual misconduct allegations involving a teenage boy.
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