PA--Victims applaud ruling in Paterno lawsuit
For immediate release: Tuesday, July 7
We applaud a new court ruling that gives the NCAA a chance to respond in detail to allegations that the association acted wrongly in the Penn State case. It’s important that the NCAA have this opportunity to defend itself. It may deter other athletic programs that are disciplined in the future for refusing to put the safety of the innocent over the success of the team.
Jay Paterno and William Kenney profess a concern that this decision will delay a resolution in the case. But getting it right is more important than getting it over.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)
Judge Gives NCAA Permission to File New Response Despite Paterno Estate's Objections
by Michael Martin Garrett on July 07, 2015 11:06 AM, StateCollege.com
Despite objections from the Paterno estate, the NCAA will be able to file a massive new response to the allegations in the estate’s long running defamation lawsuit.
Last month, the NCAA asked the Centre County Court of Common Pleas for permission to file a 175 page document attacking allegations that the athletic organization overstepped its authority in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Judge John Leete granted . . .
SNAP will be Representing Clergy Abuse Survivors in Rome!
We are taking the fight to Rome and are standing up for all survivors on a world stage! From February 19-25, Board President Tim Lennon, Seattle Leader Mary Dispenza, Los Angeles Leader Esther Hatfield Miller and Austin Leader Carol Midboe will be traveling to Rome for Pope Francis' Papal Abuse Summit.
If you are a member of the media and looking to get in touch with these survivors while in Rome, click here for our media advisory and contact information. If you are interested in connecting with a survivor in the US from your area of coverage, please contact one of the SNAP leaders in the US listed below:
- East Coast/DC: Becky Ianni (SNAPvirginia@cox.net, 703-801-6044)
- Midwest/Chicago: Zach Hiner (firstname.lastname@example.org, 517-974-9009)
- Midwest/St. Louis: David Clohessy (email@example.com, 314314-566-9790)
- West Coast / San Francisco: Melanie Sakoda (firstname.lastname@example.org, 925-708-6175)
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