Attorney for U of St. Thomas Priest Calls Allegations in Lawsuit 'False and Defamatory'

Updated: 10/18/2013 9:53 PM
Created: 10/18/2013 8:26 PM
By: Cassie Hart

Father Michael Keating’s attorney has issued a response following a recent sexual abuse lawsuit filed against him.

In a release, Keating's attorney, Fred Bruno of Bruno Law said, “The allegations in this lawsuit are false and highly defamatory. The plaintiff's attorney is merely recycling claims that were thoroughly discredited over six years ago and are being originally lofted. The plaintiff’s accusations were independently investigated by the Chisago County Sheriff, the Chisago County Attorney, the Archdiocese and two independent forensic psychologists.”

A woman known as "Jane Doe 20" filed the lawsuit, accusing Keating of sexually abusing her more than a decade ago.

No charges were ever filed.

Click here to read the full statement.

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