Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Lawsuit Was Settled In 2000, However The Issue Is Still Not Settled

St. Joseph's University
The Rev. Thomas F. Gleeson, who is a Jesuit priest and part-time chaplain at St. Joseph's University, was the target of a civil sexual-harassment lawsuit in 1999 in California. John Bollard alleged in the suit that Gleeson and two other priests harassed him for five years while he was a seminarian at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, where Gleeson was president. The suit was settled in 2000 out of court, with the priests denying any wrongdoing. Bollard, who said he was 25 when the incidents started, alleged in the suit that Gleeson had asked him to m@sturbate with him. The other Jesuit priests, Andrew "Drew" Sotelo and Anton "Tony" Harris, were accused of sending suggestive porn@raphic pictures of n@ked men to Bollard and asking him to cruise g@y bars. Harris resigned from Seattle University in October 2006, days after the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported on the case.
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