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Media Advisory: Fr. Michael Bik, St. John’s Abbey Named in Lawsuit – Press Conference Today


Media Advisory

May 9, 2016 

St. Paul News Conference Today 

New Lawsuit Against St. John’s brought by Survivor Abused by Father Michael Bik in 1998


Bik abused the boy after St. John’s learned he sexually abused two students in the 1970s when he was a teacher at St. Stephen’s in Anoka

Bik taught at Twin Cities Catholic schools in Anoka and Shoreview before becoming a monk and priest of St. John’s

What:  At a news conference today in St. Paul, attorneys Jeff Anderson and Mike Bryant, along with advocate and former St. John’s monk, Patrick Wall will:

*         Announce the filing of a civil lawsuit naming St. John’s Abbey and Father Michael Bik as defendants. The suit is being brought by Doe 497, a survivor who was sexually abused by Bik when he was a 15 or 16 year old Sophomore at St. John’s Prep School in 1998.

*         Discuss the fact that just weeks before Bik started abusing Doe 497 he admitted to St. John’s that he sexually abused at least two boys in Anoka in the 1970s.

*         Encourage survivors of sexual abuse by Fr. Michael Bik, and others, to come forward safely and confidentially before the Child Victims Act window legislation expires on May 25, 2016.

WHEN:  Monday, May 9, 2016, at 1:00 PM CT

WHERE:  Jeff Anderson & Associates

366 Jackson Street, Suite 100

St. Paul, MN 55101


Notes:  The event will be live-streamed online with links available on our homepage shortly before the event at www.andersonadvocates.com<http://www.andersonadvocates.com>

*         A copy of the complaint and other documents from Bik’s file will be available at the press conference and on our website and the event will be live-streamed online with links available on our homepage shortly before the event at www.andersonadvocates.com<http://www.andersonadvocates.com>.

Contact Jeff Anderson:  Office: 651.227.9990 Cell: 612.817.8665

Contact Mike Bryant: Office: 320.259.5414 Cell: 800.359.0061

Contact Patrick Wall:  Office:  651.227.9990 Cell: 949.307.3935




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  1. tamara norton says:
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    this man is as guilty as sin. i knew him when i was a child at st sttephens.. he deserves whatever is cominging. He has to answer to the Lord for his indescresions. My mother and father were close friends with mike, and he had direct contact with both of my brothers and i am not certain that something terrible did not happen with them. Mike BiK was always at our house when we were growing up and right before my mother died she had heard talk about mike and i believe it crushed her soul because she encouraged my brothers to spend time with him. He is a sinner and i wil never forget what he has done to the many innocent boys and created such nightmares. I only hope you wil pass this message on to him and let him know what a disasterouse mess he has made for good, wholesome catholic people. sincerely, Tammy Norton, on behalf of my mom, Cathy Norton

  2. Mike Bryant says:
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    We will see what the discovery included in the case. Thank you for reading, I am very sorry to read what you have gone through. Mike