A lawsuit filed Thursday against the diocese of Metuchen in New Jersey claims Theodore McCarrick committed sexual abuse against an adult victim in the early 1980s, when McCarrick was the bishop of Metuchen.
The lawsuit states, “When Plaintiff was approximately 19 to 22 years old, McCarrick engaged in unpermitted sexual contact with Plaintiff.”
At a press conference Thursday, attorney Jeff Anderson announced the suit alongside two other abuse suits naming other clergy in Metuchen.
Jeff Anderson: “This will have been the sixth suit — civil suit — in which we have brought claims, ranging from the late — uh, early ’70s — into the ’90s, against McCarrick.”
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