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Australia 'I am OK': Pell's accuser breaks silence on ruling in poignant message

05:00  08 april  2020
05:00  08 april  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

Pell High Court decision due next week

  Pell High Court decision due next week Australia's Highest Court will hand down their decision on disgraced Cardinal George Pell's appeal bid next Tuesday.The High Court will hand down its judgment in his case on Tuesday.

One of George Pell ' s accusers has accepted the high court's decision to overturn his child sex abuse conviction - saying the law is 'weighed in favour of It was also vandalised overnight, with messages such as 'no justice' and 'the law protects the rich and powerful' scrawled across its doors and forecourt.

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a person standing in front of a building: Ribbons are being tied to the gate of the Carmelite Monestary as an act of solidarity. © Photograph by Chris Hopkins Ribbons are being tied to the gate of the Carmelite Monestary as an act of solidarity. George Pell's accuser, known as Witness J, has broken his silence on the Cardinal being acquitted of sexual abuse, reassuring supporters in a poignant statement that he is "OK".

Pell was yesterday freed from Barwon Prison after the High Court quashed his child sexual abuse convictions.

Witness J said he accepted and understood the outcome of the court.

"I respect the decision of the High Court. I accept the outcome," he said.

"I understand their view that there was not enough evidence to Satisfy the Court beyond all reasonable doubt that the offending occurred.

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You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. This is literally breaking news, we don’t know the entirety of what she does and doesn’t remember. But looking at your reddit account it’ s not surprising that you would take the side against a potential rape victim.

Thomas' posture and silence on the court reflects him never forgiving anyone for Anita Hill and other affirmative action things he gets pissy about. One of the reasons why Joe Biden should never be allowed to become president is because he helped cover up the Thomas allegations.

"There are a lot of checks and balances in the criminal justice system and the appeal process is one of them. I respect that.

"It is difficult in child sexual abuse matters to satisfy a criminal court that the offending has occurred beyond the shadow of doubt.

"It is a very high standard to meet – a heavy burden. I understand why criminal cases must be proven beyond all reasonable doubt.

a person sitting on a bench in front of a door: Aerial vision has captured Cardinal George Pell walking into the Kew monastery as a free man. Aerial vision has captured Cardinal George Pell walking into the Kew monastery as a free man.

"No one wants to live in a society where people can be imprisoned without due and proper process. But the price we pay in weighting the system in favour of the accused is that many sexual offences against children go unpunished."

Pell arrived at the Kew Carmelite Monastery in Melbourne's inner-east after leaving the prison near Geelong about 12.30pmyesterday.

Pell has found justice but his remaining days won't be peaceful

  Pell has found justice but his remaining days won't be peaceful No fair-minded person would want Pell in jail if he didn't commit the crime. But within the pews of the Catholic Church, people are divided about his travails.The High Court has overturned the conviction by the County Court jury, upheld by the Victorian Court of Appeal, and has freed Pell. Reassuringly, the Australian legal system has operated throughout as it should.

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This morning, a child's tricycle was tied to the gates, a clear illustration of a community divided.

a red bicycle sitting next to a fence: A child's tricycle is seen on the gate of the Carmelite Monastery where Cardinal George Pell is staying in Kew. © AAP A child's tricycle is seen on the gate of the Carmelite Monastery where Cardinal George Pell is staying in Kew.

Melbourne's iconic St Patrick's Cathedral was also vandalised overnight, with the words "the law protects the powerful" sprayed on the forecourt.

Witness J urged victims to continue reporting abuse to police, despite the outcome of the case.

"It remains important that everyone who can report to the police does so. I would hate to think that one outcome of this case is that people are discouraged from reporting to the police," he said.

a car parked in front of a mirror posing for the camera: George Pell has been freed from Barwon Prison. © Jason South George Pell has been freed from Barwon Prison.

"This case does not define me. I am not the abuse I suffered as a child. I am a man who came forward for my friend who, sadly, is no longer with us. I am a man doing my best to be a loving dad, partner, son, brother and friend. I am doing my best to find and hold joy in my life and to provide a safe and loving home for my family.

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Ok your one of the mainly soulless satanic murderers who condone the murder of millions of defenseless humans. I guess this makes you a big woman. I prefer to be a humble little man in the eyes of God.

The accuser couldn’t be bothered to go to the police, so I won’t be bothered to believe her. He sounded pretty honest and compelling. Unless the accuser has audio or video to contradict Lauer' s claim I would tend to believe what he stated was true..

"My journey has been long and I am relieved that is it over. I have my ups and downs. The darkness is never far away. Despite the stress of the legal process and public controversy I have tried hard to keep myself together.

"I am OK."

Father of dead choirboy and advocates slam ruling

The father of one of George Pell's alleged victims is "disgusted" at the High Court's decision to overturn the cardinal's child sexual abuse convictions.

Lisa Flynn, National Practice Leader at Shine Lawyers, represents the father in a separate civil lawsuit against the Catholic Church and in a powerful statement expressed the man's devastation over the outcome.

But Ms Flynn revealed the firm would continue to pursue a civil claim on behalf of their client despite the High Court's ruling.

a group of people posing for the camera: Cardinal George Pell has left Barwon Prison after the High Court overturned child sex abuse convictions. © Provided by 9News.com.au Cardinal George Pell has left Barwon Prison after the High Court overturned child sex abuse convictions.

The man's son, a former choirboy, died in 2014 of a drug overdose aged 31.

"He has suffered immensely and maintains George Pell was responsible for his son's sudden downward spiral after he abused his son as a young choirboy," she said.

"Our client is currently in shock. He is struggling to comprehend the decision by the High Court of Australia. He says he no longer has faith in our country's criminal justice system."

Pell a 'scapegoat' for the 'terrible crimes committed in the church's name' .
George Pell says he was a "scapegoat" for the "terrible crimes committed in the church's name", during his world exclusive interview on Sky News. In the wide-ranging sit-down with Andrew Bolt, the acquitted Cardinal revealed his legal bills were largely paid by wealthy benefactors, while he kicked in his own superannuation to cover the costs.George Pell spoke in detail about his time in prison - describing it as a "grim place" where he shared a unit with ice addicts.

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