Victims Sexually Abused By N.O. Clergy Ordered To Come Forward By March

WRNO Radio, 99.5
September 18, 2020

A federal bankruptcy judge has set a March 1 deadline for alleged victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy to make claims against the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

On Thursday, Judge Meredith Grabill ruled that anyone alleging they were abused before the archdiocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 1 must come forward in the next five months or lose the right to seek money via the judicial system.

Church attorneys initially asked Grabill to set a September 29 bar date but the seven-member creditors' committee, which includes six purported victims of clergy abuse, turned that date down.

The bar date comes as more than 60 clergymen in the Archdiocese of New Orleans have been faced with credible claims of child sexual molestation.


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