Steve Boyd

Catholic Church
AP Photo
WBEN Newsroom
December 02, 2019 - 8:02 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — At the end of another long day trying to sign up new clients accusing the Roman Catholic Church of sexual abuse, lawyer Adam Slater gazes out the window of his high-rise Manhattan office at one of the great symbols of the church, St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “I wonder how much that...
Read More
Clergy sex abuse victims and advocates protest outside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center during annual gathering of Catholic Charities USA. September 12, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
November 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Two attorneys representing victims of priest abuse say they're not surprised about the findings of an AP investigation that found independent panels with lay people in each diocese charged with reviewing allegations fairly and kindly are not doing so. "You have to remember review...
Read More
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
September 27, 2019 - 1:13 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Two women have publicly come forward about alleged sex abuse at Kenmore West High School in the 1970's. Sex abuse survivors Maggie George and Lorna Barrie are with Attorney @steveboyd7 to announce their lawsuit filings against Kenmore West High School for alleged abuse that...
Read More
(Photo Courtesy of WKBW)
Brendan Keany
September 12, 2019 - 5:19 pm
ROCHESTER (WBEN) - In a significant development in the ongoing crisis facing the Catholic Church, the Rochester Diocese declared for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, becoming the first diocese in New York State to do so. "This is a very difficult and painful decision, but after assessing all reasonable...
Read More
April 23, 2019 - 9:04 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Tuesday, attorney Jeff Anderson held a press conference to discuss the grand scope of child abuse in the Boy Scouts that goes back decades. According to the Boy Scouts of America "perversion files," the organization has documented 7,819 leaders as being accused...
Read More
February 14, 2019 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN) -A momentous day for child sex abuse victims in New York State, as the Child Victims Act has finally been signed into law after more than a decade of waiting. Signed. The #ChildVictimsAct is now law. https://t.co/Nr1CFyy1m1 — Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) February 14, 2019 "This is an...
Read More
WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Tom Puckett
December 18, 2018 - 4:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An attorney for one of the victims of clergy abuse says the Buffalo Catholic Diocese has offered a six figure settlement. Attorney Steve Boyd says the diocese has offered his client $650,000 after testifying about being abused by Rev. Michael Freeman. "This priest would at times...
Read More