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Catholic League hit with defamation suit for charges against man who reported abuse

Catholic World News - December 18, 2013

A Missouri man has filed suit against the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and its president, Bill Donohue, charging that the group defamed him in public statements about a sex-abuse charge that he and three other men brought against a priest of the Kansas City diocese.

In claiming that the abuse charges were false, Donohue said that David Couzens was not a reliable witness “especially given the fact that he has been implicated in a murder” that involved “a botched drug deal.” Couzens says that these allegations against him are “absolutely false.” The lawsuit goes on to charge that the statements by Donohue “were intended to incite and inflame individuals to confront Couzens.”

The Catholic League declined to comment on the suit, the Kansas City Star reports.

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