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Sexual Harassment News: Texas Diocese, Michigan State

by HB Sexual Harassment Legal Team

01/31/2019

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Texas Catholic dioceses set to release names of clergy ‘credibly accused’ of sex abuse

The 15 Catholic dioceses of Texas are set to release the names of clergy members “credibly accused" of sexually abusing minors on Thursday.

In October, bishops made the decision to release the names in response to a call for greater accountability and transparency. The list will include credibly accused clergy members from 1950 to 2018. According to the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, each Texas diocese reviewed files of bishops, priests, and deacons in an effort to compile the list.

According to the Catholic Diocese of Tyler, Bishop Joseph Strickland will release a letter on the diocese website on Thursday at 2 p.m. read more »

Department of Education report criticizes Michigan State’s handling of sex abuse cases

The report details what the school did — and didn't do — once complaints of molestation by Larry Nassar during treatment for sports-related injuries began. read more »

The Michael Jackson and R. Kelly documentaries show how hard it can be to recognize and stop sexual abuse

We all think we'd do the right thing if someone was being sexually abused. But when the accused is a person we admire, many of us don't.

After every new revelation about a celebrity accused of sexual misconduct — especially those whose misdeeds have long been talked about— the public starts asking why nobody stopped them sooner. read more »