PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD CONTACT: JEREMY FREIMAN
MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 (1:00 PM) (561) 277-2398
LOCATION DETAILS BELOW www.hermanlaw.com
COURTHOUSE PRESS CONFERENCE MONDAY ON LAWSUIT AGAINST GRACE CHURCH AND ARIZONA EPISCOPAL DIOCESE
Victim’s Attorney Krisel McSweeney and Plaintiff Charles S. Taylor Will Be Available to Media
Tucson, AZ – Sex abuse victim’s attorney Krisel McSweeney will hold a press conference on Monday, July 22, 2019, to answer media questions regarding the recent lawsuit filed against GRACE ST. PAUL’S CHURCH and THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF ARIZONA. The plaintiff, Charles S. Taylor, will also provide a statement at the conference.
The suit alleges church staff ignored credible reports of sexual misconduct by Father Richard Babcock, instead acting to conceal Father Babcock’s activities by reassigning him to other churches in THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF ARIZONA. Taylor was abused in the early 1970s by Father Babcock in Tucson when he was just twelve years old. A press release distributed July 15 describes the suit and its background in more detail. The complaint filed in the Superior Court for Pima County is available here.
McSweeney, who has over four years of experience dedicated to representing victims of child sex abuse, acknowledged the importance of giving a voice to victims. “Our goal at Herman Law is to empower victims by holding the enablers of their abuse fully accountable,” said McSweeney. “An important component of achieving that goal is shining a spotlight on these wrongdoers and allowing victims to tell their unfiltered story to the public.”
The press conference will be held Monday, July 22 at 1:00 P.M. outside the SUPERIOR COURT FOR PIMA COUNTY at the NW corner of North Church Ave. and Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701.
Herman Law is a law firm for victims of sexual abuse across the nation. The firm is led by its founder Jeff Herman, who is recognized as one of the country’s leading attorneys for child victims of sexual abuse. The firm has obtained over $200 million in verdicts and settlements. Jeff has developed a national reputation for his powerful advocacy and unwavering dedication to his clients. Herman Law is committed to empowering victims of sexual abuse to take back their lives and begin the healing process.