Sexual Abuse
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Judiciary Committee still negotiating Ford’s testimony

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/21/18, 12:25 pm

Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were both teenagers, won’t testify Monday at a continuation of Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but she could appear on Capitol Hill later in the week. Ford’s terms for testifying are that Kavanaugh appear first, that senators, rather than outside counsel, ask the questions, and that she and Kavanaugh are never in the same room.

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Independent group to investigate Hybels, Willow Creek

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/19/18, 05:17 pm

The Willow Creek Association announced Tuesday the formation of an independent committee to investigate accusations of sexual misconduct against Willow Creek Community Church’s founding pastor, Bill Hybels.

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Brooklyn Diocese to pay record abuse settlement

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/19/18, 11:37 am

As fallout continues to spread from the sex abuse scandal within the Roman Catholic Church, the diocese in Brooklyn, N.Y., has agreed to one of the church’s largest-ever settlements to four victims. The diocese will pay out more than $27 million to four men sexually abused as children by a religion teacher in Brooklyn, The New York Times reported.

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