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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

How Secrecy in SNAP Can Backfire on Entire Movement

People sense something is not right. It opens the door for criticism of all survivors. From Dallas Blog yesterday:

Jeff Anderson Uses SNAP to Recruit Sex Abuse Clients

Jeff Anderson, America's wealthiest and most famous attorney who represents clients accusing the Roman Catholic Church of sex abuse, certainly has a knack for finding victims who can bring him multi-million dollar legal settlements. He utilizes SNAP (the Survivor's Network of those Abused by Priests) to find so-called sexual-abuse victims, as they deliver them to Mr. Anderson's law office in St. Paul, Minnesota, whether literally or figuratively. To some, this can be deemed as ambulance-chasing, which can be perceived as unethical and in some cases, illegal (champerty). Mr. Anderson boasts of his law firm's special relationship with SNAP on on his law firm's website, by posting ...

Click headline link above to read the entire story at Dallas Blog.

Ebeling: You can't hold a sign up saying "Stamp Out Secrecy" when you are running an organization in secrecy. Lack of transparency opens a door wide for the Catholic defenders to say, see, these people are not who they say they are. That's why lack of transparency in this "movement" has bothered me SO MUCH now for years ... and seeing stories like this and a similar one last week in Financial Times that I did not save the link... it was questioning the connection of Anderson and SNAP.

It's not a good sign.

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