Sexual Assault Victim Received Written Apology After Alleged Sexual Assault
According to a lawsuit filed last week, a sexual assault victim received a written apology from one of the accused sexual assaulters.
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On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Friday, November 25, 2016.

According to a lawsuit filed last week, a sexual assault victim received a written apology from one of the accused sexual assaulters. Former football players Marques Ford and John Bowers are accused of raping the victim. In a series of messages sent by Bowers to the victim, he say he was “disgusted” with his own […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Friday, November 25, 2016.

A first-year Rutgers student was sexually assaulted by two former football players amid a “sexually hostile” environment at Rutgers University. An investigation has been commenced by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office after being alerted by the victim’s attorney, Jeffrey P. Fritz of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. The lawsuit for the victim, a minor at the […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Monday, October 10, 2016.

New York Archdiocese Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced the establishment of “an independent reconciliation and compensation program” for victims that were sexually abused by members of the clergy. This program will compensate these victims, 170 have already come forward, and is being directed by Kenneth Feinberg. Feinberg has run similar compensation programs for victims of the […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

Stewart Greenleaf, a Pennsylvania State Senator representing portions of Montgomery and Bucks Counties, disclosed a conflict of interest regarding House Bill 1947. Greenleaf stated that he will no longer be involved in any committee meetings regarding passage of the bill because an attorney at his law firm, Elliott Greenleaf, is currently representing a priest who […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

Earlier this month, we wrote about efforts in Pennsylvania to change statute-of-limitations laws in cases related to child sex abuse. The problem with current laws is that they are inconsistent with how victims commonly process their abuse. Memories of child sex abuse can be repressed for decades before victims begin having flashbacks. In other cases, […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

One of the reasons that the movie “Spotlight” has resonated so deeply with the public is that the story is a familiar one. The abuse and cover-ups that took place in the Boston area are strikingly similar to cases that occurred all around the United States, including in Pennsylvania. This week, news outlets discussed a 147-page […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Thursday, February 25, 2016.

The ability to interact with others while remaining anonymous is important in a number of settings. Those seeking help with alcohol or drug addiction recognized the importance of anonymity decades ago. Many other support groups have since adopted similar policies. We are currently living in an age when anonymity can be hard to ensure. But […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Friday, February 19, 2016.

Several of our recent posts have discussed the critically acclaimed movie “Spotlight,” which tells the true story of Boston Globe reporters who brought international attention to the problem of clergy sexual abuse. The reaction (to the movie) from the public has been overwhelmingly positive. But among leaders within the Catholic Church, reactions have been mixed. […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Friday, February 5, 2016.

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about the movie “Spotlight,” which has earned numerous accolades and is nominated for several Oscars. It tells the story of a small group of reporters from the Boston Globe who publicly exposed one of the Catholic Church’s biggest and darkest secrets. Institutional complicity was a major theme of the movie. […]

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. On Thursday, February 4, 2016.

We are now in the midst of “awards season,” when the film and television industries are honored for their best works and their brightest stars. Although not everyone is a fan of awards shows, many Americans have been pleased to hear about the accolades one film has been earning. The movie “Spotlight” and its cast […]