Chicago, Ill., Feb 6, 2017 / 17:45 pm
Another leader of a controversial group representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse has resigned, denying that the resignation is related to a lawsuit that claimed the group was engaged in kickbacks and other unethical behavior.
Barbara Blaine of the Survivors' Network of those Abuse by Priests resigned effective Feb. 3, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Blaine said a lawsuit filed last month against the Chicago-based organization had no bearing on her resignation and compared it to previous lawsuits she said had no merit. She said the discussions of her departure had been ongoing and it had been a great honor to serve the organization.
"Change however is inevitable," she said.