The family of a Pennsylvania man who killed himself after his allegation of sexual abuse by a priest was dismissed has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
The suit was filed Wednesday in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas by the family of a man identified as "Ben" in a scathing grand jury report that alleges the archdiocese covered up sex abuse cases.
Yahoo! BuzzThe lawsuit says "Ben" was abused in the 1980s by the Rev. Joseph Gallagher, a priest who had previously been accused of sex abuse. "Ben" killed himself after the archdiocese deemed his allegations not credible in 2008.