Click here to read: “Barbara Blaine, leader of priest sex-abuse survivors group, steps down,” by Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, Sunday, February 5, 2017
Excerpt: Barbara Blaine, who also describes herself as a survivor, founded the group in Chicago nearly three decades ago. Her resignation, effective Friday, comes a week after SNAP announced the departure of its national director David Clohessy, effective Dec. 31, 2016.
Both were named in a lawsuit filed in Cook County last month by a former SNAP employee, accusing the leaders of referring potential clients to attorneys in return for financial kickbacks to the group.
But Blaine said her leaving had nothing to do with the suit and “no bearing” on her leaving.