Fundraiser for former Mount St. Mary athletic director under fire from abuse groups
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - A weekend benefit is set to honor a former Mount St. Mary's Academy employee who was fired last year for failing to report sexual assault. The "going-away" party for Kathy Griffin, the all-girls school former athletic director is now coming under fire by two national sex abuse advocacy groups – one of which is asking the Arkansas Catholic Diocese to step in.
Griffin was convicted in September of failure to report a child sex crime in the case of an inappropriate relationship between a Mount St. Mary student and high school coach. The victim had been in a relationship with Coach Kelly O'Rourke since 2010, according to a Little Rock Police report.
It's Griffin's conviction that has both the Survivor's Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and the National Survivors Action Coalition (NSAC) upset that...