Media Advisory: Fr. Michael Bik, St. John's Abbey Named in Lawsuit - Press Conference Today

Jeff Anderson and Associates
May 9, 2016

[with press conference video]

Bik abused the boy after St. Johnís learned he sexually abused two students in the 1970s when he was a teacher at St. Stephenís in Anoka

Bik taught at Twin Cities Catholic schools in Anoka and Shoreview before becoming a monk and priest of St. Johnís

[Doe 497 Amended Complaint]

[5-9-2016- Internal Statement Re the Impact of the May 25 Deadline]

[Bik, Michael Photo]

[11-5-2002 Letter from Klassen to Bik re negative media]

[9-1989 Work Assessment re Bik Unable to Resist the Preps]

[9-19-1988 Memo re Bik's emotional needs in Preps]

[9-4-1988 Letter re Bik spending time with the prep students]

[9-3-1998 Note from Abbot Kelly allowing Bik to live at the Monastery]

[9-3-1998 Memo from Abbot Kelly re Allegation of Abuse by Bik]

[9-19-1988- Memo re Bik's time spent with Prep Students]

[1992- Final Evaluation re Bik from RIverside Medical Center]

[4-11-2008- St. Luke Treatment Report re Bik]

[9-15-2006- Star Trib Article- Delay in Sex-Abuse Case Sparks Protests]

[Bik Assignment History]

[10-9-1998- Ltr from Abbot Kelly to Archbishop Flynn re allegation against Bik]

[2-28-2006- Treatment Summary from the U of M re Bik]

[8-15-2011- E-mail from Klassen to Bik re asking permission to go to town]

[8-15-2011- e-mail from Andert to Klassen re Bik out unsupervised]

[9-4-1988 Memo re Bik spending time with the prep students]

What: At a news conference today in St. Paul, attorneys Jeff Anderson and Mike Bryant, along with advocate and former St. Johnís monk, Patrick Wall will:

ē Announce the filing of a civil lawsuit naming St. Johnís Abbey and Father Michael Bik as defendants. The suit is being brought by Doe 497, a survivor who was sexually abused by Bik when he was a 15 or 16 year old Sophomore at St. Johnís Prep School in 1998.

ē Discuss the fact that just weeks before Bik started abusing Doe 497 he admitted to St. Johnís that he sexually abused at least two boys in Anoka in the 1970s.

ē Encourage survivors of sexual abuse by Fr. Michael Bik, and others, to come forward safely and confidentially before the Child Victims Act window legislation expires on May 25, 2016.

WHEN: Monday, May 9, 2016, at 1:00 PM CT

WHERE: Jeff Anderson & Associates

366 Jackson Street, Suite 100

St. Paul, MN 55101

Notes: The event will be live-streamed online with links available on our homepage shortly before the event at

ē A copy of the complaint and other documents from Bikís file will be available at the press conference and on our website and the event will be live-streamed online with links available on our homepage shortly before the event at

Contact Jeff Anderson: Office: 651.927.7872 Cell: 612.817.8665

Contact Mike Bryant: Office: 320.259.5414 Cell: 800.359.0061

Contact Patrick Wall: Office: 651.927.7872 Cell: 949.307.3935








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