October 16, 2013
Doe 20 Releases Transcript of Video Testimony
Presented to the Archdiocese in 2006
Emails from Offending Priest
Father Michael Keating to be Publicly Released Tomorrow
WHAT: Doe 20, a sexual abuse survivor who filed a lawsuit in Ramsey County District Court on Monday, October 14, 2013, naming Father Michael Keating, has publicly released her video transcript of testimony presented in 2006 to officials of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis when she was interviewed about the sexual abuse she experienced by Father Keating.
Doe 20 gave permission to her attorney Jeff Anderson today to release this information, which is posted on Anderson’s website http://www.andersonadvocates.com/. She also issued the statement below:
Statement of Doe 20
“I am giving permission to my lawyer Jeff Anderson to release the transcript of the video testimony that I recorded for the Archdiocese in 2006, when I was 21 years old. I could not handle watching the testimony myself, as it took enough courage to record it in the first place. Fr. Keating, Fr. Kevin McDonough, Archbishop Flynn and members of my family all watched this together and then I came in afterward to express my hurt and concerns to Fr. Keating and the others mentioned above. I have also given Jeff permission to release e-mails that were sent to me from Keating while he was a major seminarian studying in Rome and I was a young teenager and in high school. These e-mails were also given to the Archdiocese in 2006. I want the truth to be known. I want it to be understood that when the abuse started I was barely 13. I want people to know that I came to the Archdiocese with everything I had, with my whole and
honest story and I feel like I begged them to hear me. The abuse itself and the way this has all
been handled makes me so sad. It breaks my heart.”
Keating was in ministry as recent as Friday, October 11, 2013, and is currently on a leave of absence from his position as an Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Contact Jeff Anderson: Office/651.227.9990 Mobile/612.817.8665
Contact Mike Finnegan: Office/651.227.9990 Mobile/612.205.5531