Saturday, September 19, 2015

ADDENDUM::Fired Wood coach intends to sue archdiocese, alleging slander

Fallout from the 'Philly Gay Bashing' that occurred Sept. 11, 2014.
The former Archbishop Wood High School basketball coach fired last year for his presence at an attack on a gay couple in Center City filed notice Friday that he will sue the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, alleging slander.

The notice of the impending lawsuit was filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court by Francis McGlinn against Archbishop Charles J. Chaput; the archdiocese; and its spokesman, Kenneth A. Gavin.

The legal notice to sue does not include the complaint, which would outline the reason for the lawsuit, but it clearly involves statements made by Gavin last September after three graduates of Wood were arrested in the Sept. 11, 2014, attack on two men.
McGlinn was reportedly present during the altercation but was not criminally charged. Some reports said he tried to act as a peacemaker.
Fired Wood coach intends to sue archdiocese, alleging slander

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