CHICAGO (CBS) — A lawyer for an alleged sex abuse victim said the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has settled another lawsuit involving former priest Daniel McCormack.
Attorney Eugene Hollander said his client, a man now in his late 20s, will receive a settlement of $1.25 million from the church.READ MORE: Families Fight To Keep Memorial Trees Offered Through Chicago Park District After Being Told Of Golf Course Plans
The plaintiff in the lawsuit claimed McCormack abused him at the former priest’s first parish assignment, St. Ailbe Church, at 90th and Harper.
“The client is really struggling,” Hollander said. “He was sexually abused in 4th and 5th grade; primarily 4th grade.”READ MORE: Mother Who Heard Shots, Death Of Adam Toledo Shares What She Heard, Neighborhood Insight
He said every aspect of his client’s life has been affected by McCormack’s abuse.
“He sees a therapist. He’s been making progress, but he’s had a lot to grapple with, both in terms of who he is, in terms of his trust in the church, in trust of God,” he said.