AME Church Settles Sexual Molestation Lawsuit in Los Angeles, CA

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"After 2 years of denials and victim bashing, the AME Churches cave in and do the right thing -- resolving the molestation lawsuit and letting the victim really begin the healing. The three defendants all settled, just short of trial. Ward AME (the least culpable defendant) paid $300,000, AME Church, Inc. paid and undisclosed amount and the most culpable, Bishop John R. Bryant paid an undisclosed amount. AME and Bryant waited until trial began to finally resolve the case." -- Gregory G. Brown, Esq., Brown & Charbonneau, LLP, Irvine, California.

Irvine Trial Laywer Gregory Brown Pursues Molestation Case Against Laudermill & AME Church

While some justice has been served in the courts, the victim(s) will have to deal with the fallout for the rest of their lives. It is truly unfortunate that such predators can survive for such long periods of time

Irvine, California, Trial Attorney Gregory Brown secures the largest settlement in firm history in a sexual molestation case against the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in Los Angeles, CA.

Mr. Brown has stated that "After 2 years of denial and cover up, the Ward AME Church, greater AME Church, Inc. and Bishop John R. Bryant, have decided to settle the largest of sexual molestation claims that were pending against the church." AME is the largest all black church in the world, with over 2,500 congregations.

"The victim (“John Doe”) can now finally move on from unbelievable anxiety, anger, embarrassment and backlash faced as a result of the Church’s head pastor, Sylvester Laudermill (deceased), multiple molestations and later attempts to cover up," says Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown believes "the trial would have been a media circus and could have dealt a crushing blow to the organization, already suffering severely from other financial scandals and a crippling economy."

"While some justice has been served in the courts, the victim(s) will have to deal with the fallout for the rest of their lives. It is truly unfortunate that such predators can survive for such long periods of time." -- Gregory G. Brown, Esq.

According to Mr. Brown, the settlements with Bishop John R. Bryant and the AME Church, Inc. are confidential, subject to a $100,000 liquidated damages clause for revealing the settlement amount. Just before the trial, the least culpable defendant, Ward AME paid $300,000. "Of course, this was after their attorneys lead the slanderous charge against the victim, turned down a prior $100,000 settlement offer and ran up at least $400,000 in attorney’s fees!" says Mr. Brown

Doe v Ward AME, AME Church, Inc., John R. Bryant -- Los Angeles Superior Court Case: BC 362247

Brown & Charbonneau, LLP is a trial law firm, based in Irvine, CA. Gregory G. Brown is a Certified Trial Specialist and has been winning trials ever since his law practice began in 1987. Brown & Charbonneau, LLP is dedicated to aggressively pursuing recoveries and results for their clients.

866.BEST129 -- http://www.bc-llp.com -- http://www.bc-llp.com/blogs/trial -- gbrown(at)bc-llp(dot)com

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