On May 18, 2017 the Goat was slammed with the largest child molestation jury verdict in Connecticut history: $15 million plus $5 million in punitive damages. Three weeks later, on June 5, 2017, the Diocese of Bridgeport settled multiple child rape cases with a number of victims. The amount of the settlements was not publicly disclosed, but the Connecticut Post reported that the Church paid out millions of dollars. What are the odds of the Catholic Church settling these Connecticut child rape cases, that have been dragging out for years, three weeks after the Goat’s $20 million verdict?
The plaintiff victim in one of the Diocese cases filed an offer to settle his case two years ago for $850K. Another victim filed an offer to settle in the amount of $750K. Mirlis filed an offer to settle in the amount of $2.9 million. It appears that getting raped by the Goat is worth far more money than getting raped by a Catholic priest.
The Catholic Church cases were all handled by the legendary law firm of Tremont & Sheldon, out of Bridgeport. This firm has settled numerous child rape cases over the years against the Catholic Diocese in Connecticut. The aggressive attorney Paul Tremont started this law firm. His son took over after he passed away. I used to have an office next door to their office in Bridgeport. Their parking lot was always packed with brand new high end European automobiles. You can always tell how good your lawyer is by the automobile he or she drives.
The facts in the Diocese cases were very similar to the facts in the Goat case. The Catholic Plaintiffs alleged in their complaint that the Diocese: “induced the Catholic Faithful to entrust their children’s moral and spiritual well being and safety to its priests and failed to protect children who were without their parents; allowed and encouraged Father Federici to freely interact and have one on one contact with minor parishioners; knew that Father Federici was sexually abusing the minor plaintiff by virtue of the frequency with which Federici freely interacted with minors; failed to enforce rules prohibiting clergy from having children in private rooms and places, and systematically covered-up sexual misconduct by its priests so as to further endanger minor parishioners.”
Jewish children who attended the Goat school could make the same allegations against Avi Hack, Dov Greer, Harold Hack and Ezi Greer that these Catholic kids made against the Diocese. These Hack and Greer men “induced the Jewish Faithful to entrust their children’s moral and spiritual well being and safety unto the Goat, allowed and encouraged the Goat to freely interact and have one on one contact with Jewish children, knew that the Goat was sexually abusing minors by virtue of the frequency with which the Goat freely interacted with minors, looked the other way while the Goat confined children in private rooms with minors upon premises the Goat owned and controlled, and systematically covered-up sexual misconduct by the Goat so as to further endanger minors.”