Entries by R Squared

The Denver Post – Voice of the Rocky Mountain Empire Final Edition

Adults suing parents for abuse. In Denver and elsewhere, child victims put an end to years of silence By Beth Frerking Denver Post Washington Bureau Chief WASHINGTON – When a Denver jury last week awarded two middle-aged sisters $2.3 million to compensate for years of physical and sexual abuse by their father, the case made […]

The Denver Post

EDWARD RODGERS, the ex-FBI agent who lost a $2.3 million judgment in Denver district court this week, must have been astonished when two of his grown-up daughters sued him for molesting them as children. But as an expert on such crimes, he could a damaging claim coming — not that an abusive father is thinking […]

The Boston Globe

Daughters win sex-abuse case against father By Alison Bass GLOBE STAFF In a precedent-setting case, a Belmont woman this week won a multimillion-dollar jury award against her father for sexual and physical abuse. In an interview yesterday, she said she filed the suit because she wanted to let a “little girl” from beverly know that […]

The Denver Post – Voice of the Rocky Mountain Empire

Sisters win sex lawsuit vs. dad $2.3 million given for years of abuse By Howard Prankratz Denver Post Legal Affairs Writer Two daughters of former state and federal law enforcement official Edward Rodgers were awarded $2.319,400 yesterday, after a Denver judge and jury found that the women suffered years of abuse at the hands of […]

Gazette Telegraph Section B

Sisters claiming abuse win $2.3 million. Lawsuit was act of love, women say. Two believe family now can face reality. By Brian Weber Denver Bureau DENVER – A graphic courtroom airing this week was a “terrible act of love” needed to break “the conspiracy of silence and denial” that protected Edward J. Rodgers, Jr. for […]

Marlo Thomas on Playing Real People: A “Special Responsibility”

“You can’t rob her of her truth.” That’s Marlo Thomas’s answer when she’s asked about the challenge of playing a real-life person in a film — something she will do for the fourth time in a fact-based television movie when she portrays Sharon Rodgers Simone in ULTIMATE BETRAYAL, which aired Sunday, March 20, 1994 on […]

The Boston Globe

(Two days following “Ruling in Beverly assault case leaves scars” Man, 23, is jailed for mailbox blast A federal judge sentenced a 23-year-old Framingham man to 29 months in jail for illegally transporting explosives and using them to blow up a newspaper vending machine in Needham last summer. Jonathan Tefft will serve the sentence concurrently […]

The Boston Globe

Ruling in Beverly assault case leaves scars By Richard Kindleberger Boston Globe Staff BEVERLY – The case seemed straightforward. Michael R. Ferguson, a 41-year-old former shop teacher, had pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting his neighbor’s daughter on two occasions last year when she had spent the night at his house with his daughter. When the […]