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NY, AZ – Victim advocates to Catholic Church: #NoMore

For immediate release, Saturday, November 11, 2017

Statement by Melanie Jula Sakoda of Moraga, California, Volunteer Member of the Board of Directors and Volunteer East Bay Leader for SNAP, the Survivors Network (925-708-6175melanie.sakoda@gmail.com)

Yesterday it was revealed that the Brooklyn Diocese of the Catholic Church had quietly posted on its website the names of seven former priests it says were defrocked for child sexual abuse.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/nyregion/brooklyn-diocese-priests-sexual-abuse.html

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As Hollywood Abuse Scandal Grows, Clergy Victims Offer Support, Healing, Network

Statement by Esther Hatfield Miller, Southern California Leader, SNAP, The Survivors Network,  (SNAPNetwork.org(562) 673-9442, estherhatfieldmiller@gmail.com

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-mones-harvey-weinstein-sexual-assault-20171022-story.html

Sexual abuse and harassment thrive when powerful institutions use fear, money, shame, fame, or religion to silence innocent victims.

Hundreds of brave victims coming forward in Hollywood have been silenced and shamed for decades, just like we were as children. We were all silenced out of fear— that, perhaps, we had done something to deserve the assault, the harassment, or the abuse. 

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