Road to Recovery
August 12, 2015

Neal E. Gumpel is a clergy sexual abuse victim of Fr. Roy Alan Drake, SJ, a deceased former professor at Fordham University, Bronx, NY, and Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine, where Fr. Roy Alan Drake, SJ, sexually abused Neal Gumpel when he was a minor child

Fordham University and the Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), who staff Fordham University and were responsible for Fr. Roy Alan Drake, SJ for decades until his death, refuse to acknowledge and bear responsibility for the allegations of sexual abuse against Fr. Roy Alan Drake, SJ in Maine and give any assistance to Neal E. Gumpel, settle and validate his claim, and help him heal

The wife of Neal E. Gumpel, Helen Gumpel, retired fashion model and actress, thwarted a sexual attack in Bill Cosby’s dressing room on the set of “The Cosby Show,” and was featured recently in a New York magazine cover story on the sexual abuse of women by Bill Cosby. Helen Gumpel has become an advocate for her husband, a clergy sexual abuse victim, and the women who were sexually abused by Bill Cosby

What A press conference and leafleting alerting the media, general public, and Fordham University alumni that the Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and Fordham University refuse to assist a clergy sexual abuse victim of one of its priests, Fr. Roy Alan Drake, SJ

When Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM

Where On the public sidewalk outside the Spring Lake Bath and Tennis Club, 1 Jersey Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762

Who Members of Road to Recovery, Inc., a non-profit charity that assists victims of sexual abuse and their families, including the co-founder and President, Robert M. Hoatson, a Fordham University alumnus, Ph.D., 1988

Why Fordham University President Rev. Joseph Mc Shane SJ, along with new men’s basketball coach, Jeff Neubauer, will update alumni and friends about the university and the men’s basketball program, while continuing to ignore the request of childhood sexual abuse victim, Neal E. Gumpel, for help and healing from the injuries he incurred from the sexual abuse of Fr. Roy Alan Drake, SJ, a deceased Jesuit and Fordham University professor. Demonstrators will call on Fr. Mc Shane and the Jesuits to help Neal E. Gumpel heal by doing the right thing and acknowledging his sexual abuse claim.

Contacts Robert M. Hoatson, Ph.D., Fordham University, ‘88 Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, Boston, MA, 617-523-6250


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