Study: Catholic Church spent $10M lobbying to stop sex abuse victims from suing

Turns out some of the money you put in church collections may not be going where you think it is. The Catholic Church has paid out millions of dollar fighting to stop victims of sex abuse from suing for damages.

The church has spent $10.6 million since 2011 in northeastern states. The money went to lobbyists pushing against bills that would make it easier to sue for alleged sex abuse by priests.

This is according to a new study by multiple law firms. It was commissioned by Seeger Weiss LLP, Williams Cedar LLC, Abraham Watkins and the Simpson Tuegel Law Firm.

They collectively represent 300 survivors of clergy sex abuse nationwide. The data in the report was obtained from public filings in the individual states.

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