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Survivors watch as their Child Victims Act claims are filed in NY courts

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Survivors watch as their Child Victims Act claims are filed in NY courts
Survivors watch as their Child Victims Act claims are filed in NY courts
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AN HISTORIC NIGHHERE IN NEW YORK...TURNING INTO ANHISTORIC DAY FORTHE SURVIVORS OFCHILD SEX ABUSE.AT EXACTLY MIDNIGHT-- APPLAUSE RANG INA YEAR-LONGWINDOW FOR THOSESURVIVORS TO TAKELEGAL ACTION...AGAINST THEIRABUSERS... NOMATTER HOW LONGAGO IT HAPPENEIN THE PAST, MOSTVICTIMS HAD TO FILECLAIMS BY THE TIMETHEY TURNED 23.RIGHT NOW --LAWYERS STATEWIDEARE SORTINGTHROUGHTHOUSANDS OFPAGES OF LAWSUITS-- AIMED ATORGANIZATIONS LIKETHE CHURCH...SCHOOLS... AND BOYSCOUTSSIFTING THROUGHALL OF IT THISMORNING IS JEFFSLAWSON -- WHOJOINS US LIVE INWILLIAMSVILLE.IT HAS BEEN ANINCREDIBEMOTIONAL AND BUSYDAY HERE AT THE LAWOFFICE OF STEVEBOYD INWILLIAMSVILLE.

THISSTACK OF 1200PAPERS -- POUREDTHROUGH ALL NIGHTBY THE ITEAMREPRESENTS THE 96TOTAL CASES FILEDTODAY THROUGH THECHILD VICTIMS ACTONE YEAR LOOK BACKWINDOW.OUT OF THOSE 96FILINGS -- ONE OFTHEM WAS AGAINSTTHE BOY SCOUTS OFAMERICA FROM ANINCIDENT THAT ISCLAIMED TO HAVEHAPPENED IN THEGREATER NIAGARAAREA -- AND THEOTHER AGAINST EASTAURORA MIDDLESCHOOL FOR ANINCIDENT FROM 1973.THE REST OF THEFILINGS - ALL AGAINSTTHE BUFFALOCATHOLIC DIOCESE.FOR VICTIMS -- TODAYIS A HUGE STEPTOWARD SOMETHINGTHEY DESEPERATALYWANT -- JUSTICE.AFTER FORTY YEARSITS SOME KIND OFJUSTICE FOR ME.

IF ICANT PUT THEM INJAIL, NEXT BESTTHING.

ILL GO AFTERTHEM FOR THE MONEY.AND YOU JUST GET ASENSE SPEAKING TOTHEM HOWEMPOWERED THEYARE BY THIS HOWVALIDATED THEY AREBY THIS AND THATJUST A JOY TO SEE.OUT OF THE 96FILINGS -- 3 NAMESAPPEAR MULTIPLETIMES... FATHERBECKER FROM ST.PETER AND PAULHERE INWILLIAMSVILLE HAS 3FILINGS DATED IN THE70'S, FATHER HAYESFROM OUR LADYVICTORY AND ALLSAINTS IN BUFFALOHAS FOUR FILINGSRANGING FROM THE60'S TO THE 80'S --BECKER FROM ST.PETER AND PAULHERE INWILLIAMSVILLE HAS 3FILINGS DATED IN THE70'S, FATHER HAYESFROM OUR LADY OFVICTORY AND ALLSAINTS IN BUFFALOHAS FOUR FILINGSRANGING FROM THE60'S TO THE 80'S --AND FATHER FRIELFROM 14 HOLYHELPERS IN WESTSENECA HAS 8FILINGS..

ALL FROMALLEGED INCIDENTSIN THE 60'S AND 70'S.FILINGS AREEXPECTED TOCONTINUETHROUGHOUT THEMORNING AND FORTHE REST OF THE 100DAY WINDOW OF THECHILD VICTIMS ACTWINDOW... LATERTODAY A PRESSCONFERENCE IS ALSOPLANNED FROMMULTIPLE WESTERNNEW YORK LAWYERSWHO WILL BEREVEALING THENAMES OF THREEACTIVE PRIESTS WHOARE NAMED ASACCUSERS.

LIVE INWILLIAMSVILLE JEFFSLAWSON 7EWN.




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