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Jesuits settle $166 million sexual abuse suit, charged in another

Last week the Northwest Jesuits agreed to pay $166.1 million in a bankruptcy settlement with about 500 people who were sexually abused by priests. The majority of the payment will come from the religious order’s insurers. The Northwest Jesuits declared bankruptcy in 2009 when a number of sexual abuse charges were brought against the order. This is the largest abuse settlement against a religious order in the US (as opposed to a diocese).

The abuse occurred primarily in American Indian boarding schools, and the survivors are mostly American Indians. The Jesuits are generally associated with education – they run a number of high schools and universities – and also have a reputation for social justice (with obvious exceptions in the ...

Last week the Northwest Jesuits agreed to pay $166.1 million in a bankruptcy settlement with about 500 people who were sexually abused by priests. The majority of the payment will come from the religious order’s insurers. ...

Scott Brown reveals history of sexual and emotional abuse on 60 minutes.

Scott Brown, the Republican Senator that garnered tremendous attention after he won the seat of the deceased Ted Kennedy as Senator in Massachusetts, has a memoir coming out. He will be on 60 Minutes this Sunday promoting the book. In the preview for the 60 Minutes special, Brown reveals that he was emotionally abused as a child by his mother’s many husbands and then sexually abused by a camp counselor.

The interview not only details some of the circumstances of his assualt, but this is also the first time his wife and mother are hearing about it. Via the Daily News,

He said he never told anyone out of shame and fear, and even his mother and wife would be hearing ...

Scott Brown, the Republican Senator that garnered tremendous attention after he won the seat of the deceased Ted Kennedy as Senator in Massachusetts, has a memoir coming out. He will be on 60 Minutes this Sunday promoting ...

Book Review: Raised By The Mistress

The mistress or the “other woman” is a role and archetype that has existed all throughout history garnering disdain and intrigue. More often than not, the mistress to a married man, or otherwise “spoken for” man, becomes the target of scorn and attack instead of placing the blame on both parties (gasp, the man plays a role too!). But the book, “Raised By The Mistress” candidly explores the mistress from another vantage point: from the eyes of a woman who grew up as the daughter of a married man’s mistress of over 20 years. Scandalous.

The mistress or the “other woman” is a role and archetype that has existed all throughout history garnering disdain and intrigue. More often than not, the mistress to a married man, or otherwise “spoken for” man, becomes ...

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