Thursday, November 15, 2012
Attorneys for Morris Township-based Catholic school claim Gregory Gianforcaro's disclosure of 1988 lawsuit was breach of confidentiality agreement.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Delbarton School has filed a lawsuit against the attorney representing several clients who have come out against sexual abuses by priests at the school, according to an article in The Star-Ledger. Gregory Gianforcaro, a Phillipsburg-based lawyer, is accused by the Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey—which oversees the Morris Township-based Catholic school—of violating a confidentiality agreement put in place as part of a 1988 settlement following Monk Timothy Brennan's guilty plea of sexual assault against a then-teenage boy at the school, according to the article. The suit, made public on Thursday, accuses the attorney of using the case as a way toward personal gain, according to the article. In June, during a press conference in …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Survivors, local officials, supporters attend third-annual advocacy and awareness event.
The Morris County Sexual Assault Center (MCSAC), together with the members of the Morris Alliance to Prevent Sexual Assault celebrated New Jersey’s third annual Denim Day on Thursday in order to raise awareness for a cause that, in the eyes of many, flies under the radar of big government all too often. The event, scheduled for noon on the Green, was held at Church of the Redeemer in Morristown due to the threat of rain throughout the day. It featured live music from Alan Grant and Primitive Soul, raffles and speeches from county officials, Morris County Sexual Assault Center representatives and survivors of sexual assault. MCSAC representative Denise Lang explained the meaning behind “Denim Day,” which stems from the rape of a 17-year old…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Suit says Delbarton officials, trustees, parents and others knew about alleged abuse since the 1970s and did nothing stop them.
Two brothers who grew up on the campus of the Delbarton School where their father was a teacher filed a lawsuit Tuesday, claiming the Catholic school and St. Mary’s Abbey failed to stop alleged sexual abuse. The brothers, listed in the suit only by the initials “T.C” and “W.C.,” claim they were sexually abused by Rev. Luke Travers, who served as Delbarton headmaster from 1999 to 2007, and was removed last year from an administrative post of a Virginia Catholic school when other allegations of sexual abuse surfaced, and the Rev. Justin Caputo, who until recently was assigned to Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel Parish in Cedar Knolls. Travers and Caputo are under strict restrictions at St. Mary’s, which means they are accompanied by a fellow priest…