SNAP Releases Transcript of Church Lawyers Grilling Director David Clohessy

On January 2, David Clohessy -- director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) -- sat down with lawyers representing Catholic priests. 

It was not to chat over tea.

The attorneys deposed Clohessy for over six hours as part of a lawsuit that a anonymous victim has brought against Fr. Michael Tierney, a priest in Kansas City.  

But many of the questions had rather little to do with Tierney or other priests accused of sexual abuse in Kansas City. Instead, they had a lot to do with how SNAP operates, and appeared to be an attempt to establish that SNAP is not a rape crisis center under state law.  

That's crucial because the n...

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  • Robert Karaffa
    commented 2012-03-07 14:42:25 -0600
    Okay, I’ve read the deposition. The result? I’m donating more money to SNAP! Way to go, Mr. Clohessey and attorneys for SNAP! Bravo!

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