Br. Rene Gallant

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Order: SJ
Status: Settled

Died: 07/23/1975
Diocese: Diocese of Helena MT

“Br. Charlie.” Died 7/23/1975. Accused of abuse of at least 28 individuals. Claims were included in the Jesuits’ $166M settlement in 2011 with over 500 plaintiffs. Named in the settlement as among the ten most prolific abusers. Multiple plaintiffs alleged abuse by him at St. Ignatius Mission on the Flathead Indian Reservation in a 9/2011 civil suit against the Ursuline order and Helena diocese, filed by 45 people against four nuns, six priests and one religious brother. Gallant was assigned to St. Ignatius Mission 1940-1975. Included on the Helena diocese’s list posted to its website 4/29/2015 in compliance with the non-monetary terms of the 3/5/2015 bankruptcy settlement. Included on the Jesuits West Province list 12/7/2018. It notes multiple allegations reported in 2009 of abuse spanning three decades.

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