Law 'Wigs Out' in Deposition

Plaintiffs' attorney Mitchell Garabedian declined to talk about specifics of the testimony however
said archdiocese lawyers agreed to end up being able to allow him for you to continue questioning
Law, though the actual deposition may likely certainly not carry on pertaining to an additional
month.
Two plaintiffs current through the questioning stated it had been the testiest day of testimony yet.
The alleged victims said Law dedicated to portions of the letter coming from doctors that said he
was safe in order to resume his ministry although downplaying an area indicating he could still be
dangerous.
"There were points with time where Cardinal Law got downright, really upset," Mark Keane, among
the alleged victims, mentioned in the telephone interview.
Shanley additionally faces criminal costs which he raped another boy when he served inside Newton.
He features pleaded innocent.
Geoghan, the priest inside the suit pertaining to which usually Law will be getting deposed, can be
serving a new nine- in order to 10-year prison sentence on the molestation conviction. Law and other
church officials are generally accused regarding negligence regarding reassigning Geoghan and also
ignoring signs he has been dangerous to become able to children.
The first stage involving Law's testimony within
the scandal ended Monday, however the
Archdiocese of Boston's legal battles continue.
Middlesex Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders
planned a hearing Tuesday upon whether the
psychiatric and also health-related records of
the Rev. Paul Shanley can become produced
public.
Shanley, 71, is another central figure inside the
sex abuse scandal which includes resulted in
requires Law's resignation. Documents launched
earlier this year indicated that archdiocese officials knew as early as 1967 that he had been accused
associated with sexually abusing youngsters however did small a lot a lot more than transfer him via
parish for you to parish.
BOSTON - Â Cardinal Bernard Law became angry throughout testimony upon his handling of your
now-defrocked pedophile priest and "kind regarding wigged out" each moment a lawyer questioned
his honesty, a new plaintiff which witnessed your questioning said.
Earlier this month, the particular council overruled Law and brought out of a settlement agreement
worth as much as $30 million regarding Geoghan plaintiffs, declaring it couldn't afford it.
"All of these documents are generally clearly relevant to demonstrate the partnership between your
(archdiocese) and Shanley, and furthermore the defendant's knowledge involving Shanley's activities
and his state regarding health," Sanders ruled.
Meanwhile, Law faced off using attorneys Monday for that third day regarding his deposition
throughout civil lawsuits filed by 86 alleged sexual abuse victims of defrocked priest John Geoghan.
Transcripts are not released, following any judge's order in which Law become provided 30 days to
review all of them with regard to accuracy.
Keane in addition said Law acknowledged he had possessed the legal proper to establish a new
victims' trust fund that will failed to require approval with the archdiocese's finance council.
"That's when I believe he misunderstood which these were implying that he had been coached
something like that in individuals lines, and your man truly sort of wigged out," Keane said, adding
that Law "went right straight into a speech about how exactly important your oath ended up getting
to him, he doesn't consider an oath lightly."
On Monday, Sanders ruled the archdiocese must immediately flip more than the documents to the
family members regarding Gregory Ford, 24, who claims Shanley repeatedly raped him when he
would end up being a boy. Ford features filed any civil lawsuit against Law, accusing him associated
with negligence.
Keane mentioned the cardinal became angered when he believed one attorney, William Gordon,
questioned his credibility during an exchange concerning whether or not Law reviewed documents
together using his lawyers.
Archdiocese spokeswoman Donna Morrissey stated the girl wouldn't normally comment in active
litigation. Law's lawyers are not available for comment.
Keane along with an additional alleged victim, Patrick McSorley, furthermore mentioned Law ended
up being questioned in regards to be able to a 1989 letter from a Hartford, Conn., center exactly
where Geoghan received 3 months associated with treatment. A New psychiatrist diagnosed him
along with pedophilia inside remission, as well as mentioned there ended up being clearly the lowest
probability he would abuse kids again nevertheless couldn't guarantee it.

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