Media Statements and Events

USA--Nearly 30 colleges still honor Bill Cosby

For immediate release: Friday, July 1, 2016

For more info; David Clohessy, 314 566 9790, Barbara Dorris,

Nearly 30 colleges still honor Bill Cosby

They’re in 16 states from ME to CA to GA

Victims beg universities to rescind actor’s degrees

SNAP: “Ignoring his crimes rubs salt into deep wounds”

Group also says degrees “send chilling message to others in pain

A support group for abuse victims is calling on 28 US colleges, from coast to coast, to rescind honors they’ve given to Bill Cosby to ‘help reduce the helplessness and hopelessness felt by millions of victims of sexual violence” and “make it easier for those in pain to come forward, report criminals and deter crime.

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FL--Jury acquits thrice-accused teacher; Abuse victims respond

For immediate release: Friday, July 1, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790,314 645 5915 home,

Our hearts ache for the girl who was sexually abused by a Coral Springs teacher who has evaded justice. It must be devastating for her and her family to sit through a criminal trial and watch the criminal get off thanks to shrewd lawyering, even though he initially confessed to the crimes and faces two other accusers.

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