May 1996 | WORCESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE – “A Jamaica Plain man who accused a local priest of sexually molesting him has accepted a settlement offer from the Worcester Diocese. Philip Saviano said the settlement was for $12,500 and that he will receive 60 percent of that.” SEE ORIGINAL REPORT ON PDF
APRIL 12, 1993 | New England Cable News reports on a sex abuse lawsuit brought by Phil Saviano and three other Massachusetts victims of Worcester Diocese priest David Holley. It is believed to be the first abuse lawsuit against the Catholic Church to be filed in Boston courts.
April 1993 | BOSTON GLOBE – Four Holley victims file sex abuse lawsuit against the Worcester Diocese. The case is believed to be the first such lawsuit against the Catholic Church to be filed in Boston courts. READ ORIGINAL ARTICLE ON PDF
April 1993 | TELEGRAM AND GAZETTE – Worcester, MA newspaper coverage of clergy abuse lawsuit brought by Phil Saviano and three other Fr. Holley victims. “Four men are seeking damages from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester, alleging it failed to prevent the Rev. David A. Holley from sexually assaulting them in the 1960s.” READ ARTICLE ON PDF