martedì 19 ottobre 2021

Regno Unito
Humiliation for cardinal as rape victim wins payout over smear

(Emily Kent Smith, The Times - bishop-accountability.org) A Catholic woman who was sexually abused by a priest took legal action about ‘disgraceful’ emails by church staff dismissing her -- A woman who was sexually abused by a priest from the age of 15 has been given a payout by the Catholic church after officials branded her “needy” and “manipulative”. The victim came forward in 2016 and told safeguarding staff that she had been abused as a child and later raped. She received a settlement in 2018. The woman, now in her fifties, has been awarded damages after filing a legal claim setting out how she was “re-traumatised” by the church’s handling of her allegations. (...)