BIG payout and an apology
“It feels really good to be here today,” Heutmaker, now 62, said tearfully amid a crowd of survivors of clergy sexual abuse gathered in a downtown St. Paul law office Thursday afternoon. “Never in my life did I think it would come to this, 49 years later. … I am extremely grateful.”
For survivors, such as Heutmaker, the fight began long before that and involved more than legal sparring.
He thanked his parents, friends, attorneys, fellow survivors and wife for standing by him as he battled years of anxiety, depression and thoughts of suicide.
Without all of you I don’t think I would be standing here today,” Heutmaker said.”
Can you imagine? Your parents, friends, attorneys, fellow survivors, wife standing by you!?!
62 years old.....,
He was so grateful that the truth came out..... and the truth set him FREE!