Media Statements

We are SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. We are the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority figures (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns and others).

USA--Bill Cosby’s latest “desperate, hardball maneuver;” Victims respond

For immediate release: Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com

Shame on Bill Cosby and his lawyers for yet another desperate, hard-ball and insulting legal tactic: seeking competency hearings for his victims.

http://www.theintell.com/news/crime/bill-cosby-wants-competency-of-women-accusing-him-of-assault/article_c01186a4-9f8f-11e6-879a-cf692e2e46e3.html


Australia--Cardinal Pell takes more criticism; Victims respond

For immediate release: Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

Independent attorneys have concluded that the second or third most powerful Catholic prelate on the planet should have taken more action to safeguard kids from predators. We’re not surprised.

For decades, all across the globe, virtually every independent investigation into child sex crimes by Catholic clergy has determined that high-ranking church officials often hid, protected and enabled child molesting clerics. So too has Cardinal George Pell. 

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/10/31/pell-should-have-acted-priest-commission-lawyers


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