Monsignor Craig Harrison, a well-known Bakersfield Catholic priest, has launched a second defamation lawsuit over allegations of sexual misconduct. His target: the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno and its spokeswoman, Teresa Dominguez.
Harrison has been embroiled in controversy since last April, when the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno announced it was placing him on administrative leave after allegations of sexual misconduct were reported to the Firebaugh Police Department.
The suit stems from comments made by Dominguez as spokeswoman for the Diocese in a May 2019 article by San Francisco-based public radio station KQED.
In it, Dominguez said she believed Harrison’s then-accusser’s claims of sexual misconduct by the priest.
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