Chicago, Ill., Jan 26, 2017 / 00:04 am
A longtime leader of a controversial advocacy group for clergy sex abuse victims resigned weeks before a former employee filed a lawsuit charging the group was receiving kickbacks from attorneys who filed sex abuse cases, the group has said.
David Clohessy resigned as executive director of the Chicago-based Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests effective Dec. 31, SNAP told CNA on Wednesday.
As of Jan. 17, Clohessy was still listed as executive director on the group's website.
The organization voiced gratitude for Clohessy's dedication; he had worked for the organization since 1991.