This has been a long road, and it has taught me many things about myself. One very important thing I have learned is, that I want to be a woman who finishes what she starts, and sees things through to the end. So in this regard, let me introduce you to attorney Kevin Mulhearn.
Kevin is a smart man, a dedicated man, and a good man. Most importantly, he believes in putting the welfare of children first, and seeking justice, even when the odds are stacked against him. Last year, after a three year battle, he won settlements for a dozen men, who when they were boys, were molested by a coach at Kevin's alma mater Poly Prep in Brooklyn. Kevin recently filed an abuse lawsuit on behalf of a former student of Yeshiva University's High School for Boys in Manhattan as well.
Kevin is now officially examining a large amount of issues related to alleged misconduct at St. Francis Prep. When I sent Kevin some of the documentation I carefully amassed over the past two years, he could not say no. Ironically, someone had contacted Kevin about the former St. Francis Prep teacher and child predator Robert Stenger, months before I even knew Kevin's name. So when I sent Kevin the information I had about Stenger, he was not surprised at all.
Kevin was recently sent an email by a former student at St. Francis Prep who had been horribly sexually harassed by a teacher. I was cc'd on this email. It is the kind of stuff you see in movies, but you don't think would actually happen. It is the kind of stuff you don't want to believe could happen because it is so disturbing. It is sad, and upsetting, but it is reality. Now something has to be done about it.
Kevin's father graduated from Prep with Joe Torre, so Kevin is taking these matters at St. Francis Prep very personally. So I am here to tell you, if you have been sexually harassed and/or abused in any way by former teachers Brother Ben O'Reilly, Robert Stenger, Tom Nuzzi, or any others from the past 30 or so years, please let Kevin Mulhearn know. He will help you. Kevin's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and his phone number is (845) 398-0361.
As for me, I am taking a bit of a break from blogging. I am dedicating my attention to helping Kevin work through all the information I have for him. There is a lot and it is going to take some time. However, if something irritates me enough that I feel I have to say something, you should know by now that I will.
So this is not goodbye, y'all. It's just goodnight.