Settlement Calls on St. John’s Abbey to Release Monk Files
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys say they have reached a settlement with St. John's Abbey that will force the release of personnel files for 19 monks accused of abuse.
The settlement announced Monday by attorney Jeff Anderson's law firm was to be detailed at a news conference Tuesday.
Anderson sued St. John's in 2013 on behalf of a man who said he was abused by the Rev. Allen Tarlton when he was a 14-year-old freshman at its prep school in 1977. The lawsuit said St. John's leadership repeatedly sent Tarlton for treatment but allowed him to continue working at the prep school.
The abbey has said Tarlton lives in a restricted setting and has no contact with students. The abbey says it reached the settlement "to achieve some measure of reconciliation" but had no other comment.