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  • TRAGEDY AFTER TRAGEDY

    Posted on December 21st, 2011 Becky 5 comments

    KEEPING TERRIBLE SECRETS
        Three women and a man say they were molested as children by Bill Conlin, a Hall of Fame baseball writer and Philadelphia Daily News columnist.
        In vivid accounts, the four say Conlin groped and fondled them and touched their genitals in assaults in the 1970s, when they were ages 7 to 12.
        “This is a tragedy,” said Kelley Blanchet, a niece of Conlin’s who said he molested her when she was a child. “People have kept his secret. It’s not just the victims, it’s the victims’ families. There were so many people who knew about this and did nothing.”
    From today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, “Four say Philly Daily News writer Bill Conlin sexually abused them as children,” (click here).
       
    I know a thing or two about families keeping secrets. This has to stop. These truly are tragedies.

     

    5 responses to “TRAGEDY AFTER TRAGEDY”

    1. The link doesn’t appear to be working.

    2. Sorry, FWIW. I’m actually not going to link again (google “Bill Conlin” and you’ll find a multitude of stories on it). I felt badly even linking this morning as I got two popups (yes I have a blocker and it normally works except Netflicks seems to have found a way around it) and then even reading the article was hard because there was an ad for State Farm that kept blocking the text. And this is the Philadelphia Inquirer! This is going to be my latest rant – the resurgence in popup ads and ads that block everything and you have to figure out how to close them (and some I don’t think you can). It’s beyond annoying and these sites need to cut it the helll out!

    3. Conversation with Conlin the day before with Deadspin editor – must read:

      http://deadspin.com/5870204/a-conversation-with-bill-conlin-the-day-before-the-inquirer-dropped-its-molestation-story

    4. I went to the site and saw all the popups. Yeah, that would be annoying. The one at the bottom (the long bar)is part of their server software, so there is no way around that one, but there is three tiny arrows at the far right of the bar that allows you to hide the bar. That should allow you to view the entire page without any interference. The other ones are easily blocked depending on which browser you use. If you are a MAC user, you’re good and don’t need to need to do anything. Mozilla, Chrome and IE may need to have the popup blocker within the software adjusted. Which browser do you use? If it’s IE (Internet Explorer) go to Windows Update in your start menu and make sure it’s up to date. Then go to the “Tools” menu and scroll down to “Pop-Up Blocker.” Make sure Pop-Up Blocker is turned on. If you need help let me know.

      I read the article, very gross. Turns my stomach.

    5. 2 more women have come forward:

      http://deadspin.com/5870442/two-more-women-allege-bill-conlin-molested-them-years-ago