An instructor, employed by Roads to Success, which runs after-school programs across the city, was charged with raping a student. Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, believes this is every parent's worst nightmare because the person they trusted abused his power and purposely inflicted harm to their child.
JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against CHILDREN OF AMERICA for the sexual assault and battery of a 3-year-old child while attending the daycare by JEFFERSON CABRERA, a teacher’s aide at CHILDREN OF AMERICA.
The Abilene Police Department has identified three possible victims in the case of a former Abilene daycare teacher who was charged with sexual assault of a child, as reported by KTXS. Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, applauds victims for coming forward. Although it isn't easy, he believes only with disclosure can one start the healing process.
A Montgomery County substitute teacher, Jose Pineda, pleaded guilty to sex offense charges involving two students, triggering allegations about his former boss’ failure to report the abuse, according to The Washington Post. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, states "By law, teachers and school administrators are required to report suspected and any incidents of child sexual abuse. Student safety must always be a school’s highest priority. "
Today marks the beginning of SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS & PREVENTION MONTH! More than a quarter of a million people are sexually assaulted each year in the U.S. While you can never completely protect yourself from sexual assault, there are some things you can do to help reduce your risk of being assaulted, like being aware of your surroundings and avoiding isolated areas.
A former Queens elementary school teacher will not go to prison despite pleading guilty to charges that he inappropriately touched one of his students and endangered three others over the course of three school years. Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, believes that although it seems unfair that Cortez did not receive any jail time, every decision must be made in the best interest of the victims. Testifying in court can amplify trauma for victims of childhood sexual abuse so it is understandable why the district’s attorney office would offer this plea.
JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN PRIVATE SCHOOL, INC. for the bullying, hazing and sexual assault of JOHN DOE by two older male students at WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.
New accusations from a third victim have surfaced after a police officer was charged with sexual assaulting two teen girls, one of them at police headquarters and the other at his church, according to NBC Washington. Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse believes officers of the law are supposed to protect the community but allegations demonstrate Best did not protect but exploited our children.
A McDonald’s employee was arrested after allegedly touching a child inappropriately.
JEFF HERMAN, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against the ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK for sexual harassment, sexual assault and physical battery of a female student by older male students of ST. GREGORY THE GREAT SCHOOL. Herman states: “A school must never needlessly endanger children. When it comes to protecting kids, schools should always make the safest choice.
Two female teachers were charged after taking male high school students on a camping trip and supplying them with alcohol and cocaine and having unlawful intercourse.
ALERT: Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Hammock Beach Resort. Jeff Herman, the victim’s attorney, stated: “Seeking massage therapy often places women in vulnerable positions, therefore; a spa has a duty to provide a safe environment for their clients.”
A suspended social studies teacher at A.A. Kingston Middle School was indicted Wednesday on multiple charges for allegedly having sexual intercourse and other forms of sexual contact with a 14-year-old student. Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, applauds the parents in this case for being vigilant in order to catch this predator from continuing to harm their little girl. I urge all parents to monitor their child’s activities in order to protect them from dangers like this teacher.
One of the most important things we do at Herman Law is interviewing victims of sexual abuse, particularly children. If the interview is done correctly, it can help the child begin to heal. Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, shares his experiences and techniques on getting disclosures from children.
A former basketball coach at the Albert Einstein Academy in Santa Clarita, Randolph Jackson, was awaiting extradition Thursday after being arrested on suspicion of molesting five boys between November 2010 and January 2015.
A man identified as a bus monitor with a contract for Mat-Su Schools was charged with sexually abusing children. Timothy Queripel, 41, of Wasilla was arrested Friday on five counts of sexual abuse of a minor, according to a press release.
An 81-year-old St. Charles man is headed back to court on a charge that he sexually abused a girl younger than 13 years old over a two-year-period.
A prominent religious leader who founded a school in the suburbs, the popular Institute of Islamic Education, is now charged with sexual abuse. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says when a brave survivor breaks their silence a predator is exposed, other victims find the courage to come forward as well.
Media reports on a sexual abuse lawsuit by a Jupiter family against the Palm Beach County School District.
After a YouTube video went viral of a woman accusing Cardosa of abusing her when she was a 12-year-old student, an investigation was launched which ultimately lead to the California educator, Andrea Michelle Cardosa, being sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday.
Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a second lawsuit against PALM SPRINGS GENERAL HOSPITAL for the sexual assault of a male patient by Rene Martinez, a certified nursing assistant at the hospital. Martinez was later arrested for the alleged sexual assault of another patient, who captured that assault on videotape.
ALERT: High School Football Players Accused of Rape in Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Charter Schools USA
JEFF HERMAN, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a sexual abuse lawsuit against the CHARTER SCHOOLS USA for the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by two male student football players in the Dean of Students’ office during school hours at KEYS GATE CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL.
Court Says Communications Decency Act Does Not Shield Website from Liability in Sexual Abuse Negligence Case – Jane Doe No. 14 v. Model Mayhem
In a landmark decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the Communications Decency Act does not protect Internet Brands, DBA ModelMayhem.com, from liability in a sexual abuse negligence claim. Jeff Herman, the attorney for Jane Doe and a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: “This is a landmark decision and a victory for victims of sexual abuse. For the first time ever, websites may be held liable for their failure to protect users from a known danger. I look forward to taking this case to trial.”
A Rocky Hill father, former pilot, and Boy Scout leader was sentenced to eight years in prison for having sexual contact with two boys.
The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that prohibited a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Atlanta from moving forward because the suit was filed under the pseudonym “Jane Doe”. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse and the attorney for Jane Doe, said, "This is a significant victory for victims of sexual abuse."
In the wake of a New York Magazine profile of celebrity photographer Terry Richardson, models who allege they were sexually abused by Richardson are speaking out against the photographer and the piece. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse and exploitation commends the women for speaking out against an industry that enables predators.
A Texas elementary school teacher, Alfredo Andrade-Gaytan, has been arrested after police say he sexually assaulted a 6-year-old kindergarten student.
Voice for Victims with Jeff Herman is a weekly web series centered around current events and news stories related to sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, rape, and sexual assault. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney and advocate for victims of sexual abuse, provides his industry expertise and insight to educate viewers, open up the lines of communication, and be a voice for victims. The topic for the first show was campus sexual assault. Join the conversation on Twitter: @JeffHerman #VoiceforVictims
Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against Memorial Regional Hospital and Dr. Juan Wester for the sexual assault of a female surgical technologist.
In a candid interview with The Daily Beast, Jeff Herman, the nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse suing Bryan Singer and other Hollywood power players, reveals the personal experiences that led him to be a "voice for victims".
The Hawaii legislature has approved a bill that would give victims of childhood sexual abuse two more years to file complaints in cases that would otherwise be barred by the statute of limitations. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney who recently filed sexual abuse cases against X-Men director Bryan Singer and Hollywood executives Garth Ancier, David Neuman, and Gary Goddard in Hawaii, says the proposed bill would be a major victory for victims of childhood sexual abuse.
JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of three lawsuits against Hollywood executives alleging the sexual abuse of an underage boy. The victim alleges that the three executives were part of a Hollywood sex ring. In a lawsuit filed last week he alleged he was sexually abused by X-Men director Bryan Singer who was part of the Hollywood sex ring. The names of the executives will be revealed at the news conference.
Copies of the filed complaints are available here.
Jeff Herman obtains $5.25 million jury verdict for boy in Downtown Miami Charter School sexual abuse case
A jury has awarded a $5.25 million verdict to a boy who alleges he was bullied and sexually abused by an older student at Downtown Miami Charter School beginning when he was just seven years old.
JEFF HERMAN, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against NORTH SHORE MEDICAL CENTER for the sexual assault of a female patient by DAVID WAND, a physician’s assistant at North Shore Hospital at the time of the assault.
JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a sexual abuse lawsuit against the THE BENJAMIN SCHOOL for the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl by an older teenage boy (“A.M.”), during an overnight national student conference for the Yale Model United Nations Program.
A Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge has granted attorney Jeff Herman’s motion to add a claim for punitive damages to a child sexual abuse lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Miami. The lawsuit, which is set for trial in November, alleges child sexual abuse by Miguel Cala, a former music teacher at St. Andrew Catholic School who was convicted of molestation charges last year.
California legislators approved a bill that opens a one-year window for sexual abuse lawsuits. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, commends the advocates and legislators who fought on behalf of the victims who were denied justice in California.
Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against West Palm Hospital for alleged child sexual abuse by hospital employee Dan Furio.
Inside Edition investigates modeling websites: Jeff Herman discusses sex abuse lawsuit against Model Mayhem on tonight's episode
An Inside Edition investigation into modeling websites warns aspiring models to beware. Jeff Herman will appear on tonight's episode to discuss a sexual abuse lawsuit he filed against Model Mayhem.
An article published in Highlands Today describes an "active legal battle" in the five sexual abuse lawsuits filed against the School Board of Highlands County.
Child sexual abuse attorney, Jeff Herman, represents the five children who allege in their lawsuits that they were sexually molested during after-care at Lake Country Elementary by Orestes Gonzalez, the husband of former school board employee Maria Gonzales.
A second lawsuit has been filed against Discovery Preschool in Coconut Creek for alleged child sexual abuse by former music teacher, Olakunle Omomowo ("Mr. Ola"). Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse who represents the victims in both lawsuits, discusses the allegations in a n article published today in the Miami Herald.
Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Denver for the alleged sexual assault of a woman by a Catholic priest, Father Jose Saenz.
Media Alert: Child sex abuse lawsuit alleges pastor knew music teacher was abusing boys in the school
Nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), announces the filing of a lawsuit against ST. ANDREW CATHOLIC SCHOOL and ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI for child sexual abuse by MIGUEL CALA, a former St. Andrew music teacher who was convicted of molestation charges last year.
Discovery Preschool music teacher, Olakunle Omomowo (known by his students as Mr. Ola), was recently arrested and held without bond on two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under 12. Days after the arrest, attorney Jeff Herman filed a lawsuit against the Coconut Creek daycare on behalf of the very brave child who first came forward with the allegations against Mr. Ola.
A new study finds that girls who are raped or molested at a young age are more likely to start drinking or doing drugs as preteens. Jeff Herman discusses the findings and offers advice for families of child sexual abuse victims.
Lawsuit against Broward County School Board alleges sexual abuse by former Lauderhill Middle teacher
Nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, JEFF HERMAN, announces the filing of a sexual abuse lawsuit against the SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY for the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old boy by former Lauderhill Middle School teacher, Kristen Sullivan.
Days after police began investigating claims of child sexual abuse at Monsignor Slade Catholic School, the Archdiocese of Baltimore declined to discuss the employment status of the staff members in question, the Capital Gazette reported.
An article published yesterday in Newsday examined the role of technology in teacher-student sexual abuse cases. Newsday reached out to Jeff Herman, one of the nation’s top sexual abuse attorneys, for his thoughts on how technology is making it easier for adults to prey on children.
Raquel Mallett, 20, spoke with the Detroit Free Press last month about the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of an assistant principal at Peterson-Warren Academy in Inkster, Michigan when she was 16 years old. A lawsuit filed on her behalf by attorney Jeff Herman alleges school officials and teachers knew, or should have known, about the abuse she was subjected to but did nothing to stop it or protect her.
Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney and advocate for victims of childhood sexual abuse, was honored on Friday by KidSafe Foundation for his commitment to protecting children from sexual abuse.
Lawsuit filed against Miami Dade School Board alleges student-on-student sexual assault at Benjamin Franklin K-8 Center
Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sex abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against MIAMI DADE SCHOOL BOARD for the sexual assault and repeated sexual harassment of a student by another student at Benjamin Franklin K-8 Center.
Jeff Herman, nationally recognized attorney for victims of sex abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against SCHOOL BOARD OF PALM BEACH COUNTY for the repeated sexual assault of a student by another student at CORAL SUNSET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
Broch Clyde DeGraff, former soccer coach and teacher at Liahona Preperatory Academy in Pleasant Grove, Utah, will spend up to 20 years in prison for the sexual abuse of two 16-year-old students.
Attorney for victims of sexual abuse, Jeff Herman, discusses the grooming process that causes many child victims to feel compliant in abuse.
Supporters of the Child Victims Act will gather for the second day today at the Legislative Office Building in Albany to urge New York lawmakers to pass the bill, which would eliminate the criminal and civil statute of limitations in sexual abuse cases.
Dennis Siegel, former Assistant State Attorney and Supervisor of the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit in Broward County, joins Herman Law.
KidSafe Foundation will honor Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of child sexual abuse, during their fourth annual fundraiser, Shine the Light, on April 26th.
Former Rosarian Academy teacher, Stephen Budd, arrested for sexual assault; West Palm Beach Police seek more victims
Stephen Budd, a 51-year-old teacher, was arrested late Wednesday after allegations surfaced that he sexually assaulted a former student at Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Post reported. Nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, Jeff Herman, commends West Palm Beach police for reaching out to families potential child sexual abuse victims.
Jeff Herman (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, filed another child sexual abuse lawsuit this morning against former voice of Elmo, Kevin Clash. This lawsuit is the fifth to arise from the alleged sexual abuse of a teenage boy by former Elmo puppeteer, Kevin Clash.
Jeff Herman, attorney for victims of sexual assault and abuse, breaks down the Supreme Court opinion on prison guard abuse in Millbrook v. United States.
Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against WESTSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER for the sexual assault of a female patient by PATRICK BARRY, a hospital security guard.
A Brooklyn couple has been arrested and accused of planning to open a babysitting service as a cover to drug and sexually abuse children. Child advocate and attorney for victims of sexual abuse, Jeff Herman, discusses this and other ways child molesters try to gain access to children.
Following the recent suspension of University of Utah head swim coach Greg Winslow for allegations of sexual abuse, some former athletes and their parents are claiming the university knew of inappropriate behavior for years, but failed to take action. Nationally recognized sexual abuse attorney Jeff Herman discusses the handling of abuse claims.
Kevin Clash, the former voice of Elmo, filed a motion to have three sexual abuse lawsuits dismissed. Jeff Herman, the attorney who represents the three alleged victims, responds to the motion.
Leaders of the US-based international support group SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, will hold a news conference today to urge Pope Benedict to undertake steps now, in his final days as pope, that will deter future abuse of children by clergy and will help ease the pain and suffering of abuse victims.
Attorney Jeff Herman talks to The Ledger about a child sex abuse lawsuit filed last week against a Florida daycare.
A judge has rejected a bid by the Diocese of Camden to spend two days questioning a man who alleges he was sexually abused by a priest and then repressed the memory for years.
Jeff Herman discusses the lawsuit and how these types of legal tactics harm both victims and the church .
Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse and an expert on the clergy sex abuse crisis, weighs in on Pope Benedict XVI's resignation announcement and his record for handling the sex abuse crisis.
Boca Raton Magazine features nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse,Jeff Herman, in their February issue. Herman discusses "the Sandusky effect", collective empowerment, and the road that led him to his pursue his passion as an advocate for victims of sex abuse.
Jeff Herman (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against LA DORADA restaurant for the sexual assault of a hostess by restaurant manager/owner, Domingo Gandara.
Following the release of about 12,000 pages of church documents revealing mishandled allegations of priest sexual abuse, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of the Los Angeles Archdiocese disciplined retired Cardinal Roger Mahony.
A religious school rabbi is arrested for sex abuse charges just as pressure mounts on New York's ultra-orthodox Jewish community to report allegations of sexual abuse.
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and other top officials in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles plotted to protect abusive priests from law enforcement and to conceal allegations of child molestation by priests from the public, the LA Times reported yesterday. Clergy sexual abuse attorney Jeff Herman discusses the recently released Catholic Church documents.
In the wake of Father Neil Doherty's no contest plea on Monday, SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) president, Barbara Blaine, explains how civil lawsuits can help criminal prosecution in clergy sexual abuse cases.
South Florida priest Neil Doherty pleads no contest in child sexual abuse case. Jeff Herman, attorney for dozens of men who allege in civil lawsuits they were sexually abused as children by Doherty, weighs in on the plea.
Attorney Jeff Herman appears on Dr. Drew to discuss rape allegations against Dennis Hopper's son, Henry
Teen who alleges she was raped by Henry Hopper discusses the allegations with her attorney, Jeff Herman, on Dr. Drew On Call.
NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY AT 1 PM
Henry Hopper accuser comes forward to discuss rape allegations
WHAT: Jane Doe, the teenage girl who alleges she was raped at age 15 by Dennis Hopper’s son, Henry Hopper, will speak out for the first time about her alleged encounters with the up-and-coming actor. To help Jane break her silence, she and her mother retained JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, to represent them in the sexual abuse lawsuit against Hopper. Jane and her attorney will speak to the media about the allegations against Hopper and the psychological and emotional injuries Jane continues to suffer. They will also speak with Dr. Drew on his HLN program tonight.
Nationally recognized child advocate and attorney for victims of sexual abuse, Jeff Herman, weighs in on "Operation Sunflower" and resulting arrests.
Jeff Herman, nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, discusses mounting claims against former voice of Elmo, Kevin Clash. Herman tells the Baltimore Sun his goal is to listen to sex abuse victims and give them a voice.
Child sexual abuse attorney Jeff Herman explains why 2012 was a landmark year in the fight against child sexual abuse.
A Jewish Daily Forward investigation into sex abuse claims at Yeshiva University High School for Boys indicates Y.U. and the Rabbinical Council of America ignored accusations that teachers abused students in the 1980's.
When a child suffers trauma, it is important not to stick our heads in the sand. By helping a child to make a full disclosure, we can help empower that child to begin their healing process.
Former Miami Springs Middle School teacher named in two new child sex abuse lawsuits filed by Jeff Herman
Attorney Jeff Herman announces the filing of a second and third lawsuit against SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, for the sexual abuse of two middle school students by Carlos Usatorres, a former teacher at Miami Springs Middle School.
Usatorres was recently rearrested for contacting the first underage victim through Tumblr.
Jeff Herman is honored to be selected to emcee the 3rd annual Chanukah Miracles Luncheon. Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO) is an organization dedicated to caring for abused, neglected and special needs children.
Lawsuit filed today by attorney Jeff Herman alleges voice of Elmo paid for the transportation of a minor from Florida to New York for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.
Woman Alleges Sexual Abuse by Male Masseuse, According to Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Sanctuary Hotel in Miami, Florida
Attorney Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a new lawsuit against Sanctuary Hotel for the sexual abuse of a young woman by Juan Fraga, a masseuse working at the Sanctuary Spa & Salon.
Attorney Jeff Herman and his client speak with Dr. Drew on HLN about the latest lawsuit filed against Elmo puppeteer, Kevin Clash.
NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY AT 1PM
WHAT: Attorney JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against KEVIN CLASH for the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old boy. Herman will also release excerpts from a manuscript, written by John Doe in 2009. The manuscript details the sexual encounters of John Doe and the character, “Mr. Tickles”.
TODAY, November 27th, 2012, 1:00pm, at Hilton New York
1335 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10019
Concourse B (downstairs from lobby)
Attorney Jeff Herman will speak with Dr. Drew on Monday about the sexual abuse case he recently filed against Elmo puppeteer, Kevin Clash. The show airs on Monday, November 26 at 9pm on HLN.
Attorney JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against KEVIN CLASH for the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy.
Attorney Jeff Herman talks to Miami media about the Archdiocese of Miami's response to a sexual abuse lawsuit filed yesterday, naming Father Neil Doherty.
Jeff Herman, attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announced the filing of a lawsuit against Archdiocese of Miami for the sexual abuse of a child by Father Neil Doherty, a priest currently in jail awaiting a criminal trial.
Nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, Jeff Herman, named "Today's Honoree".
Jeff Herman, attorney for victims of sexual abuse, weighs in on the media coverage of sexual allegations facing Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash.
Jeff Herman, attorney for victims of sexual abuse, applauds former Boston Celtics guard Keyon Dooling for speaking out about the sexual abuse he suffered as a child.
Jeff Herman, attorney for victims of sexual abuse, discusses Broward House's decision to promote Michael McGuigan to CEO, despite allegations of child sexual abuse.
Sex abuse attorney Jeff Herman explains how blaming victims enables sexual predators.
Jeff Herman, attorney for victims of sexual abuse, discusses collective empowerment prompted by high profile sexual abuse cases.
Child sex abuse attorney Jeff Herman discusses the need for state laws to put victims first in cases of institutional sex abuse cover-ups.
Clergy sex abuse victims will hold two events in Miami today. Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, they will urge Miami’s Catholic archbishop to
--explain why he quietly suspended and re-assigned a controversial priest who has been sued at least four times for child sex abuse, and
--hold an open public meeting and take questions from parishioners at each church where the pedophile was assigned.
The release earlier this month of over 1,200 confidential files on suspected child sexual abuse within the Boy Scouts of America has shed light on an important legal issue that impacts the safety of children—the statute of limitations. Jeff Herman, attorney for victims of sexual abuse, discusses the statute of limitations in cases of child sexual abuse.
In recent years, we have learned that statistically, “stranger danger” is not what we really need to be worried about. Jeff Herman, nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, discusses why parents need to shift the conversation away from "stranger danger" and focus on a more realistic strategy to protect kids.
Nationally recognized lawyer for victims of childhood sexual abuse, Jeff Herman, discusses the complex reasons many victims of childhood sexual abuse keep quiet.
Nationally recognized lawyer for victims of childhood sexual abuse, Jeff Herman, discusses the complex reasons many victims of childhood sexual abuse keep quiet.
The Archdiocese of Miami announced that Father Rolando Garcia, pastor of St. Agatha church, was placed on administrative leave due to the latest allegations of child sexual abuse.
Attorney Jeff Herman and a brave victim discuss allegations of childhood sexual abuse by an active Miami priest.
The Boy Scout Ineligible Volunteer Files (Perversion Files) (1965 – 1985) were made public yesterday. Is your scout leader or troop listed?
There is a new Statute of Limitations (SOL) reform bill in both houses in NJ. It extends the civil SOL to age 48 and has a 2-year window that applies to institutions, supervisors, employees, and public schools.
For the survivors of child sex abuse in NJ, let's do what is needed to make this happen!
The Boy Scouts of America's secret "perversion files" reveal a pattern of molestation, the LA Times reported. Sexual abuse attorney, Jeff Herman, discusses 'grooming behavior' and why it makes pedophiles so dangerous.
Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized sexual abuse attorney and advocate for children's safety, advises parents to trust their instincts when it comes to protecting kids from predators.
Earlier this month, Jeff Herman filed three new sexual abuse lawsuits against the School Board of Highlands County, bringing the total case count against the school board to five.
Boy Scouts' Perversion Files Released Online: Florida Ranks 6th in the Nation for Most BSA Leaders Accused of Sexual Abuse
Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, discusses the release of the Boy Scouts' "perversion files".
Sex abuse attorney Jeff Herman will appear on Primer Impacto on Univision this evening at 5pm to discuss a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Miami.
The evening before Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to spend 30-60 years in prison, the former Penn State coach lashed out at his accusers. Sexual abuse attorney Jeff Herman analyzes Sandusky's statements and sides with survivors.
Jeff Herman, attorney for victims of sexual abuse, discusses Florida's new child protection laws. Advocates bill the new law as the toughest in the nation.
Video: Lawsuit Alleges Prominent Priest Sexually Abused 11-Year-Old Altar Boy on Honolulu Military Base, Jeff Herman Speaks to Hawaii Media
New lawsuit alleges sexual abuse of a young boy by Father Maurice G. McNeely, a military chaplain at the Fort Shafter Military Base in Oahu, Hawaii during the early 1970s. Clergy abuse attorney, Jeff Herman, discusses the allegations and Hawaii's new law on KHON2, a Fox-affiliated station in Honolul
New lawsuit alleges Father Maurice G. McNeely, a Catholic priest and author of the book, "Catholicism Without the Guilt," sexually abused an 11-year-old altar boy while ministering to servicemen and their families at Fort Shafter Military Base in Honolulu, Hawaii.
TSA reportedly hired defrocked priest, Thomas Harkins, as a security officer and tasked him with patting down passengers at Philadelphia International Airport. Clergy abuse attorney, Jeff Herman, recently filed another lawsuit alleging that Father Thomas Harkins sexually abused a 10-year-old girl.
New lawsuit filed by clergy abuse attorney Jeff Herman alleges Dave Brooks, a bible studies teacher and dormitory supervisor, sexually abused a six-year-old girl at New Tribes Fanda Missionary School.
Perjury case against Penn State officials will proceed.
Prompted by the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, two bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown will require coaches and administrators in California's K-12 schools and all higher education employees to report suspected child sexual abuse.
Clergy abuse attorney Jeff Herman discusses the law and its potential impact.
MaleSurvivor Announces its 13th International Conference, "A World of Healing". MaleSurvivor is an organization committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.
Parents speak to local media about their petition to remove Father Rolando Garcia from St. Agatha Catholic School after the priest was named in a child sexual abuse lawsuit.
When a child is sexually abused, it is not usually by a stranger wearing an overcoat in the park. Ninety percent of children are abused by someone they know and trust.
Sex abuse attorney, Jeff Herman, says looking out for "red flags" is one of the best things parents and families can do to protect kids.
Sexual abuse attorney, Jeff Herman, discusses an LA Times investigation of the Boy Scouts of America's "perversion files".
Sex Abuse Attorney Jeff Herman to Present at 2012 National Crime Victim Bar Association National Conference
Attorney Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized advocate for survivors of rape and sexual abuse, will be presenting at the 2012 National Crime Victim Bar Association National Conference in New Orleans.
**ALERT: SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) Organizes Sidewalk News Conference Outside Diocese of Manchester in New Hampshire
Members of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, will be organizing and publicly showing support to victims of clergy sexual abuse at a sidewalk news conference today outside the Manchester Diocese headquarters in Manchester.
The support group for clergy sex abuse victims, (www.SNAPnetwork.org), will publicly disclose two recently settled clergy sex abuse and cover up lawsuits against a New Hampshire priest, the now deceased Fr. George St. Jean.
The victims in both lawsuits are represented by Miami clergy abuse attorney, Jeff Herman.
Miami media reports on sexual assault lawsuit against Courtyard by Marriott. Sex abuse attorney, Jeff Herman, and the victim in this case discuss the allegations.
Pedophiles in the Catholic Church and Elsewhere: Clergy abuse attorney, Jeff Herman, commends NYT columnist
Clergy abuse attorney, Jeff Herman, discusses Frank Bruni's New York Times editorial about institutions that cover up child sex abuse-- choosing reputation and profit over safety.
Kansas City Catholic Bishop Robert Finn became the highest-ranking U.S. church official to be convicted of a crime related to a child sexual abuse scandal. Nationally recognized clergy sexual abuse attorney, Jeff Herman, weighs in on the verdict.
A study published this week in the Child Abuse & Neglect journal found a link between childhood sexual abuse and later heart attacks in men.
Adult survivors of sexual abuse often have common emotional or physical issues relating to the abuse, particularly if they have been suffering in silence-- But it is never too late to get help.
Lawsuit alleges Father Rolando Garcia sexually abused John Doe, and despite being accused of sexual abuse in 2007, Archdiocese of Miami continues to employ Father Garcia as a priest.
A new civil lawsuit filed by Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz, P.A., says that the Highlands (FL) County School Board was first notified in 1994 that Orestes Gonzalez, the husband of school nurse and after-care supervisor Maria Gonzalez, molested an elementary school student during one of his unsupervised "visits" to the after school child care program. The suit also alleges that Majel Bowerman , the principal who received the report in 1994, took no action against him or to otherwise warn parents that Maria Gonzalez would leave their children alone with Orestes Gonzalez for extended periods of time. According to the Complaint, the plaintiff was abused between 2008 and 2010, while she was 8-10 years old while Bowerman was still principal.
The law firm of Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz, P.A., announces the filing of a new child sexual abuse and coverup lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Miami, alleging that retired priest Fr. Ricardo Castellanos sexually abused a young parishioner from 1994-1997, beginning when the boy was about 10 years old. The suit also claims that the boy was forced to watch as Castellanos sexually abused a young, mentally handicapped boy from the San Isidro parish. Castellanos became a popular Archdiocesan radio and TV personality during his pastorate at San Isidro, even though another priest claims Castellanos admitted to sexually abusing a young boy during the Mariel Boatlift when confronted in the early 1980s. The news conference regarding the new lawsuit will be held at the firm's Miami offices at 1:00 today.
Attorneys will hold a news conference today at 11:00am to announce a multi-million dollar verdict obtained on behalf of an 8 year old girl who was sexually abused as a preschooler at a Miami daycare in 2008.
Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz, P.A., Managing Partner Jeff Herman is quoted in today's USA Today article on the lack of meaningful repercussions for failing to report suspected child abuse, and the danger that ultimately creates for kids. The article also discusses the Archdiocese of Miami's repeated failures to report Father Neil Doherty, accused more than two dozen times of drugging and raping underage boys, until it was too late for officials to face criminal sanctions. Herman was recently awarded a $100M jury verdict against Father Neil Doherty on behalf of one of Doherty's victims.
Today- 2:00pm: New Lawsuit says Bethesda Memorial Hospital nurse sexually assaulted patient during course of hospitalization in September 2011. Click above for more details.
Managing Partner Jeff Herman was featured in Gregg Doyel's Wednesday column on CBS.com talking Penn State. Check out what he had to say here.
Missed attorney Jeff Herman's appearance on The Lou Dobbs Show last Friday? Check it out here.
Missed attorney Jeff Herman on America's Radio News Network talking about Penn State and Jerry Sandusky? Catch it here.
Attorney Jeff Herman was quoted in today's USA Today regarding the number of sexual abuse survivors coming forward to report abuse in the wake of the Penn State sex abuse scandal.
Attorney Jeff Herman will appear live on CNN's Out Front with Erin Burnett to discuss the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal, including the potential implications of Jerry Sandusky's interview with Bob Costas. Tune in at 7ET tonight!
Attorney Jeff Herman has been asked "what next?" by countless survivors of sexual abuse during the course of his career. In this video, he offers his thoughts about critical steps that alleged victims of former Penn State assistant coach and Second Mile founder Jerry Sandusky need to take in order to move forward in their healing process.
On November 15, 2011, managing partner Jeff Herman appeared on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal and the Bob Costas interview with accused molester Jerry Sandusky. Watch the complete interview here.
Catch attorney Jeff Herman live tonight at 10ET on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell offering his views on the child sexual abuse scandal rocking Penn State.
Less than a week after obtaining a $100 million verdict on behalf of a survivor of child sexual abuse by a Catholic priest, USA Today asked attorney Jeff Herman about his thoughts on the child sexual abuse scandal rocking Penn State University after the criminal indictment of former Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky.
On November 10, 2011, a Miami-Dade jury awarded a Michigan man $100 million in damages resulting from his childhood sexual abuse by Father Neil Doherty, a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Miami.
At a news conference yesterday, attorney Jeff Herman announced the filing of multiple lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Miami by two former teachers at St. Anthony Catholic School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The teachers allege they were fired after making a mandatory report of suspected child abuse to the Florida Department of Children and Families in January, 2011. Their story was featured on ABC News, including Good Morning America.
2 New lawsuits filed by Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz, P.A., allege that 2 Catholic school teachers were fired from St. Anthony Catholic School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after making a mandatory report of suspected child abuse to the Florida Department of Children and Families. According to the lawsuits, the report of suspected abuse involved the school's principal and a young student.
Sex Abuse Attorney, Jeff Herman of Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz, P.A ., responds to allegations of child sexual abuse by former Penn State Assistant Football Coach, Jerry Sandusky, and analyzes the negligence and liability of Penn State University.
Click here to watch the October 25, 2011, press conference by attorney Jeff Herman to announce the filing of a new lawsuit against Blackplanet.com and two men that a young model says drugged and raped her, later selling vidoes of the rape for profit.
Attorney Jeff Herman announced the filing of a new lawsuit against social networking site BlackPlanet.com after his client says she was drugged and raped by 2 men she met through the site after they lured the young model to South Florida with the promise of a commercial audition, and who later sold videos of the rape for profit. Her alleged assailants are under federal indictment for doing the same thing to several other young women in the Miami area.
I am proud to be a member of the Board of Directors for KidSafe Foundation, and today, "My Body is Special and Belongs to Me," written by KidSafe founders Sally Berenzweig and Cherie Benjoseph, was nominated for the Literary Classics Award.
Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz, P.A., announces the filing of a new child sexual abuse lawsuit against the Boy Scouts in the Tampa, Florida area. The suit accuses a convicted sex offender of abusing two brothers while he worked as their Scoutmaster.
A new study published today in New Zealand found that there was "an unusually high incidence of sexual assaults and unwanted sexual contact on cruise ships." It's time for cruise ship operators to take steps to protect vacationers, not put them at risk.
Today, the State of Illinois took a huge step toward ensuring the safety of its citizens by revoking the licenses of 11 healthcare workers previously convicted of sexual assault and battery.
On Wednesday, Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz, P.A., filed three new lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Miami. The suits claim that three men were abused as children by Fr. Neil Flemming at Boystown in the 1960s. Fr. Flemming's deposition, taken earlier this year in two other sex abuse lawsuits against the Archdiocese, will also be released.
In 2003, Archbishop Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua testified before a Philadelphia Grand Jury investigating allegations of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests and his testimony was only recently released to the public.
I am honored to be on the Board of Directors of KidSafe Foundation, a South Florida based non-profit dedicated to educating children and parents about the prevention of sexual abuse. Read the most recent KidSafe blog on the dangers of teachers "friending" students on Facebook.
Journalist and author Jason Berry's new book, Render Unto Rome, sheds light on one of the world's biggest mysteries: what really happens to the money that Catholic parishioners put in the collection plate?
Prof. Marci Hamilton, Constitutional scholar and advocate for victims of childhood sexual abuse, discusses the unanimous legislative approval of a statute of limitations reform bill in Hawaii that will give victims of child sexual abuse access to courts, unless the governor stands by a public statement that he will veto the bill.
A new study by USC researchers concludes that young women who are sexually abused as children are likely to suffer negative consequences well into adulthood, both mentally and physically.
On Monday, June 20, 2011, Jeff Herman announced the filing of a new federal court lawsuit against Three Angels Broadcasting Network, Inc., and Tommy Shelton, for the sexual abuse of a teenage boy in Southern Illinois.
The Phoenix Diocese has released a list of six priests it says have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of kids. It's a good start- but not the whole story.
A new lawsuit against the Doral Golf Resort & Spa says a fifth woman was sexually assaulted during a massage
Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard reveals he was sexually abused as a child by his trainer.
A new report released Tuesday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that "many" reports of sexual abuse and sexual assault in VA hospitals are covered-up. The results of the GAO audit are alarming for veterans.
A news conference to announce the filing of a new Federal Court lawsuit against the CITY OF OPA-LOCKA for the rape of a mentally disabled boy after two police officers recklessly placed the boy in the custody of a non-relative whom they had just served with a Restraining Order for Domestic Violence TODAY, JUNE 1, at 1PM
Today we announced the resolution of a lawsuit brought on behalf of a teen who was raped by her teacher. The entire nightmare could have been easily prevented if school administrators had not ignored obvious red flags in the teacher's behavior.