Victims of Montana Catholic Sexual Abuse Strike Back
HELENA, MT – August 1, 2018
The victims of sexual harassment at the hands of the Catholic Diocese of Montana are voting on a proposed $20 million settlement with the Church, local media reports.
The proposed settlement also would require the Roman Catholic diocese to post on its website for at least 10 years the names of 27 former clergy whose sexual abuse prompted lawsuits that led the diocese to file for bankruptcy last year. The settlement will be covered by insurance, donations from parishioners and diocese property sales.
No less than eighty-six people filed claims over abuse in eastern Montana between 1943 and 1993.