Phil Saviano is often referred to as an "elder statesman" of the abuse victims' advocacy movement.In 1992 he revealed his abuse in a front page Boston Globe story. In 1997, after managing to settle a lawsuit with no gag order, he launched the first New England SNAP chapter. Phil created the original SNAP national website in 2001 and is a recent SNAP board member. His contributions to the Globe's investigative reporting opened the floodgates to revelations of Church abuse nationwide and will be recognized in the upcoming Hollywood feature film, "Spotlight," set for worldwide release this November.
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