Friday, October 14, 2005

For those of you who I didn't tell....

I should have posted this a while ago but I didn't get around to it.

Former Jesuit student files suit, saying a teacher molested him
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Friday, October 07, 2005


The $4 million lawsuit alleges that Rev. John Schwartz abused "J.T." in the '80s

A former Jesuit High School student has filed a $4 million lawsuit against the school, saying that a teacher molested him in the late 1980s.

The former student, identified by the initials "J.T." in the lawsuit, claims that the Rev. John Schwartz engaged in various sex acts with him in 1986 and 1987.

John Kaempf, an attorney for Jesuit High School, issued the following statement:

"First and foremost, the Jesuit High School community condemns sexual abuse. In its nearly 50 years of educating students, Jesuit has never before had a priest accused of sexual abuse of a student. Jesuit's most important priority is the safety of its students.

"Unfortunately, this is the first notice to Jesuit of these claims, which involve alleged events nearly 20 years ago and an anonymous plaintiff. Father John Schwartz was never accused of any wrongdoing when he worked for Jesuit from 1981 to 1987.

"Jesuit will promptly investigate this matter so this case can be fairly resolved," wrote Kaempf, a shareholder in the law firm of Bullivant Houser Bailey.

Schwartz is no longer a member of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits. He is now a parish priest in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Kaempf said.

A spokesman for the San Francisco Archdiocese did not return a call seeking comment Thursday.

The lawsuit against Jesuit High was filed Wednesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Jesuit is an Oregon nonprofit and is independent of the Portland Archdiocese, which sought bankruptcy protection last year in the face of millions of dollars in sexual abuse claims. -- Ashbel S. Green

57 comments:

Nancy said...

sandy's got a lot on her plate this year.

Nancy said...

now you have two comments

Nancy said...

three

Cynda said...

four.

does it count if I'm the one commenting?

Nancy said...

five

Nancy said...

yeah it counts

six

Cynda said...

seven.

Awesome.

Nancy said...

so how was your day? eight.

Cynda said...

nine.

oh it's was cool ya know walked the dog and took pictures of my neigborhodd while people looked at me like was insane.

How was yours?

Nancy said...

it was pretty mellow, you know, the usual...classes and such and such. how's the weather in oregon?

Cynda said...

ten.

Oh you know typical portland weather! RAIN!!

You know you miss it!!!

I know it's misting there!!!

So what did you eat today?
muffins by chance!!

Cynda said...

shit i mean eleven and you meant ten!!

Nancy said...

no, i had no muffins, but i did have bread. mmm bread. bread reminds me of magda. way to screw up the system.

THIRTEEN

Cynda said...

Fourteen!!!

You screwed up too!!!

That's good cause if you ate mufins you'd be canabalistic!!!

AHHHHH!!!

Nancy said...

yes, because I am a muffin. fifteen

Cynda said...

Sixteen.

YES You're my little love muffin and Magda is my gluten free love muffin!!

But I don't have to worry about you eating magda cause gluten free=ew.

Nancy said...

ooh my favorite number, seventeen!

yeah, gluten free is gross. I had these gluten free desserts once and I wanted to throw them away, but that would be wasteful, so I toughened up and ate them anyway.

Cynda said...

eighteen.

gluten free is gross!!! well some of it's good! If magda makes it it's good!!! She makes scrumdidly umptious gluten free cake...mmmmm.

I still have my flower!!!

Nancy said...

flower or flour?

nineteen..that's how old you are.

Cynda said...

twenty.

Magda put a wax flower on my birthday cake when we went to the river!!! I still have it on my desk in my room!

That was such a goood cake!!

Yes I am 19, very astute.

Nancy said...

wow 7 seconds! how are you replying so fast??

twenty-one

Cynda said...

twenty-two

I am just that talented!!

Nancy said...

apparently...

wtf are you listening to?

twenty-three

Cynda said...

twenty-four

how can you hear what I'm listening to!?

Nancy said...

holy shit 3 seconds!! that's insane! that must be a world record! oh, i'm under your bed by the way.

twenty-five

Cynda said...

twenty-six

YAY!!! NANCY IS HERE.

I GO FIND YOU!!!

Nancy said...

i'm not actually there... try to reply in one second, you can do it, you can do it....

twenty-seven

Cynda said...

twenty-eight

OH sad you aren't here! tear.

Ok let's go for the gold!!

ONE SECOND HERE I COME!!!

Cynda said...

thirty.

Second time's a charm!!

Nancy said...

um, you should twenty nine that time dumbass.

the, real thirty.

Cynda said...

thirty-one.

Ok.

This time for sure.

Nancy said...

YESSSSSSSS!! we rock, I mean you rock..for typing really fast..

thirty-two

Cynda said...

thirty-three.

yes I do.

Do you think we're going to be excumunicated from the blog?

Nancy said...

nah, Ben's a nice guy..right Ben? you wouldn't excommunicate us would you?

Cynda said...

thirty-five.

Now who forgot their number?

Ms. thirty-four.

Nancy said...

DAMMIT thirty-six

Nancy said...

should we stop now?

thirty-seven

Cynda said...

thirty-eight

nah. we should round it to forty!!

Nancy said...

yeah! maybe other people will join in!

thirty-nine

Cynda said...

forty.

Yeah at least we got to forty!!!

YAY!!!

PS If you read all of that me and believe you should be committed.

Nancy said...

ok, i think we me and Cynda should cool it and see if anyone else actually comments..

forty-one comments!

Magda said...

Um, hi.

J. Fugue said...

You two are insane - in a good way.

But yeah, this is ridiculous in my opinion. Unless there is a large amount of data missing, this lawsuit seems to be nothing more than a money-gatherer: why sue the school if the person who supposedly committed the crime is still alive and well? Can someone correct me if I made a mistake in my understanding of jurisprudence?

Cynda said...

HELLO NUMBER YOUR COMMENTS!!!

GEEZ!

forty-four

Nancy said...

yeah geez! forty-five. that's a good point joe.

Magda said...

Well, yeah... It's a really horrible thing, and I don't really know what to think about it. But you know, I'd bet some of these lawsuits are completely fabricated by people who are just taking advantage of the what some people actually have gone through and see a way to make some money. But I don't know...

You guys do realize what a lawsuit like this could mean for our school, right? Especially financially... It's huge.

KtHumm said...

fourty seven

what the hell people... always trying to make Jesuit look bad

first you slander us with recuitment... and now this!!

go sue the damn guy not our awesome school.

p.s. i am HOME

Ben said...

The lawsuit is nothing to be worried about.

And this commenting is nothing to proud of. For reference on how to do it in the future: http://mmmgravy.blogspot.com/2005/04/conversation-in-ethics.html#comments

We had such an allstar lineup in that class.

Nancy said...

Oh we definitely thought of that post when all this commenting occured, but weren't trying to copy you really. It was just a bit late, we were bored, and the post still had no comments. We figured this might garner a few ...and it worked! muahahahaha

fourty-nine.

Adrianna said...

50. STOLEN HAHA

I'm a jerk :)

KtHumm said...

might as well make it 51

KtHumm said...

ahem.

and 52.

just for good measure. plus there are 52 cards in a deck. so.. yeah

J. Fugue said...

Just for randomness:
http://bestiary.kenket.com/

Go buy it.

I refuse to number this post

Ken said...

Hi Nancy remember how we were discussing our respective math skills? Yeah, you just said "fourty." That's not how we spell it at Cornell, my friend.

Dave said...

And at Marquette, we call that argument non sequitur… just a thought ;)

Nancy said...

shut up Ken, it was late

Ken said...

Shhh, Dave!