Diocese of Orange Settles Another Michael Harris Pedo-Priest Case, This One for $2 Million
Settlement amount? $2 million.
Harris, of course, was the former principal of Mater Dei and Santa Margarita high schools, a darling of the Republican Party, and a clinically diagnosed boy lover. Here's Manly's statement:
"Michael Harris was and remains a dangerous predator. Those in leadership at the Diocese during the Harris years especially Bishop [Norman[ McFarland and Mnsgr. John Urell both of whom were involved in concealing Harris crimes from his victims and law enforcement. Our client is a highly decorated combat pilot in the United States Air Force. He has received medals for bravery in combat and accolades for saving lives a protecting this county. However, the most courageous thing he ever did was admit his abuse as a boy and seek justice for those responsible. Today he is victorious and begins his journey of healing"
Manly figures that Harris has cost the Orange diocese about $50 million in known settlements at this point, roughly the cost of the Crystal Cathedral. Heckuva job, Brownie!
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