Former New Jersey Priest Accused A Second Time of Sexual Abuse
Posted on: July 13, 2020 Catholic Church Sexual Abuse
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is defending himself again against a second allegation of sexual abuse while serving in the Archdiocese of Newark.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio was the Auxiliary Bishop of Newark, when in June 1999, the announcement was made that he had been appointed the sixth bishop of Camden by Pope John Paul II. After four years as the Bishop of Camden, Pope John Paul II, in August of 2003, named Nicholas DiMarzio as the Bishop of Brooklyn.
The first accusation came in 2019. Mark Matzek, a then 56-year-old man, accused DiMarzio and a second priest, Rev. Albert Mark (deceased) of repeated abuse while he was an altar boy at St. Nicholas Church and a student at St. Nicholas School.
The second accusation of abuse was made by Samier Tadros, 46. On March 9, the Associated Press reported that Tadros’s attorney notified the Newark Archdiocese’s attorneys of the accusation. Samier Tadros claims he was sexually abused repeatedly at Holy Rosary Church in Jersey City when he was 6 years old.
Both clients alleging clergy sexual abuse against Nicholas DiMarzio are represented by the same attorney who is seeking a total of $40 million in compensation for his clients. The New Jersey ‘revival window’ provides the opportunity to file a claim of clergy sexual abuse which would have been previously time barred due to statute of limitations laws.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has firmly denied both accusations. In a statement from Nicholas DiMarzio regarding the second accusation he states;
“There is absolutely no truth to either of these allegations. I deny this outrageous and libelous claim. I am contemplating filing a lawsuit against those responsible for these statements, which have no basis in fact. I am ready, willing, and able to go to trial to defend myself.” DiMarzio goes on to say, “I understand this is a grave matter. A church investigation, called Vos Estis, is being conducted. The Archdiocese of New York has hired an outside law firm to oversee the process and they in turn hired the investigative agency run by the retired former director of the FBI, Louis Freeh, to conduct the investigation. I pledge my full cooperation to this independent investigation. As we go forward, I will keep you informed.”
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