KBAK/KBFX/Bakersfield Now [Bakersfield CA]
June 19, 2021
By Stacy Rasmussen
Craig Harrison’s attorney claimed that Harrison received a letter from Bishop Brennan from the Fresno Diocese threatening and defaming him.
Harrison resigned his post in the catholic church earlier this year, claiming he was not given the chance to defend himself to the diocese following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Now Kyle Humphrey, Harrison’s lawyer, claims the letter from Bishop Brennan accused Harrison of continuing to present himself as a catholic priest in his private businesses. Humphrey claimed the letter said, “essentially if monsignor did not agree to shut down his business and no longer work with his woman’s non-profit then they would put him on the list of credibly accused priest, something he is not on.”
Humphrey claims the bishop’s letter says that he creates a source of “confusion and scandal” for local Catholics.
We have not seen a copy of this letter for ourselves, despite asking Humphrey for the letter. He said he wanted the letter to come from the Bishop himself.
We also reached out to the Fresno Diocese to get the letter and their response to the allegations, but have not heard back.