The old expression goes: "Whenever anybody says, 'It's not about the money,' it's about the money."
No other aphorism is more fitting to the case of the Philadelphia accuser who is now suing the Catholic Church even though he swore repeatedly at two criminal trials that he was not seeking money in claiming that a priest abused him many years ago.
Yet another crock revealedA criminal jury twice rejected the accuser's claim that Philadelphia priest Rev. Andrew McCormick abused him back in the 1990s as a 10-year-old altar boy.
And at the first trial, in February 2014, the accuser specifically answered the question whether he was making an abuse claim in order to score cash. "I have a full-time job," the accuser said at the time. "I don't need money. I have a very successful career."
Indeed, during closing arguments Philly Assistant D.A. Kristen Kemp then emphatically told the jury, "This was never about money."
Then, in the second trial, in February 2015, the accuser repeated, "I don't need to [sue for money], I have a pretty successful career."
And once again, ADA Kemp angrily claimed during closing arguments, "He (the accuser) wants nothing from this man (Rev. McCormick)."
Now, only six months after the end of the second trial, the accuser – who has enjoyed anonymity in the media – has filed a major lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia seeking big cash.
And yet another lie
Not only does it appear that the accuser misled two juries and the public about his intention to seek money, it appears that he also lied in his lawsuit as well.
In his lawsuit against the Church, the accuser claims that Rev. McCormick failed a polygraph test relating to questions whether or not he had ever abused anyone in his life.
In fact, as McCormick's lawyer asserts, the retired FBI agent who administered the test concluded "the exact opposite."
"I had Father McCormick take a polygraph exam prior to trial at his request," McCormick lawyer Trevan Borum has said. "He passed with flying colors."
And the lies just keep comin'.
[HT: Ralph Cipriano, BigTrial.net.]