Victims of Catholic Sex Abuse Cite Impact of ‘Spotlight’

Posted to Politics November 25, 2015 by Graham Vyse, Insidesources.com

The new movie Spotlight is generating Oscar buzz for its depiction of the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prizewinning investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. In the nation’s capital, the film is also encouraging advocates for abuse victims who want religious institutions — and the D.C. government — to do more for their cause.

“It’s very motivating to myself and other leaders,” said Becky Ianni, the D.C. and Virginia director for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP). Ianni told InsideSources she’s seen an increase in phone calls from victims since Spotlight has been promoted and released in the past few months.

“Some people have actually mentioned the film,” she said. Ianni came forward in�� 2006 with her own story of molestation by a pastor in Alexandria, Va. Since then, she and SNAP have been pushing for  . . . 

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