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Sexual Abuse Survivor Sues the Vatican for Release of Names and Files - Los Angeles Press Event Today
10/4/2018 5:33:00 AM
Lawsuit seeks the release of names and files
regarding more than 3,400 perpetrators
held secretly at the Vatican

Manuel Vega v. Holy See 10-03-18

What:  At a press conference Thursday in Los Angeles, survivor Manny Vega and the law firm Jeff Anderson & Associates will:

•    Announce a lawsuit filed against the Vatican in United States District Court-Central District of California in Los Angeles seeking:
o    The release of names of all offenders worldwide, held secret by the Vatican, who sexually abused kids, many of whom remain in ministry and in our communities today;
o    The release of all files and documents maintained by all Church officials worldwide, including the files sent to the Vatican under a 2001 decree pertaining to over 3,400 perpetrators requiring all officials to send this information to the Vatican, which the Vatican continues to keep secret today;
o    The disclosure of the identities of all top officials held secret by the Vatican who were known and found to be complicit in the cover-up of child sexual abuse, including Vatican officials, Cardinals, Bishops, and Religious Superiors worldwide.

WHEN:  Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM PST  

WHERE:    JW Marriott Los Angeles - L.A. LIVE
     900 W. Olympic Boulevard – ATRIUM 3 (3rd Floor)
     Los Angeles, CA 90015

Notes: The news conference will be live-streamed on our website, Facebook at, Twitter @AndersonCause, and YouTube at

WHO: Jeff Anderson & Associates have helped thousands of child sexual abuse survivors across the country hold their abusers and the institutions and people who may have protected those abusers, accountable for the abuse that was permitted to occur.  

“In 35 years of working with survivors and bringing actions against top officials in America, one thing is clear,” said Jeff Anderson. “The problem is at the top and until the problem is addressed at the top, it will continue. We applaud this courageous survivor and all the survivors who have shared their truth to help protect kids.”  

Contact: Jeff Anderson: Cell: 612.817.8665 Office: 310.357-2425
                Mike Finnegan: Cell: 612.205.5531. Office: 310.357-2425
                Mike Reck: Cell: 714.742.6593 Office: 310.357-2425