The Whole Truth

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: The MEDIA wants us to believe it's mainly a CATHOLIC issue, the CHILDREN need the World to know it's NOT.
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The Whole Truth Production Team
Film
Chicago, Illinois
United States
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"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened."    ≈ Winston Churchill

 

Project Summary           (Descripción de español situado debajo)

My name is Joseph Klest.  For over twenty years I have been representing victims of sexual abuse, prosecuting claims against their abusers, and often, the institutions that harbored them.  I have represented victims in hundreds of claims against many different Catholic organizations.

The first thing that many people think of when the someone mentions "sexual abuse" is the Catholic Church.  They have certainly become the media's poster child for the sexual abuse dilemma.

You would be wrong, however, to assume that the problem was greater in the Catholic Church than anywhere else.Catholic Church not an Abuse Hotbed

There is no statistical evidence that shows more abuse occurred in the Catholic Church than in any other institution, organization, or for that matter your home town.  Most data, as well as my own  experience, demonstrates that the problem is similarly present across all religions, organizations, and nationalities, yet the Catholic Church seems to get an inordinate amount of press on the issue.  

This injustice has puzzled me for years. Since I pursue abuse cases against a wide variety of institutionsI questioned why the Catholic church has taken the brunt of the heat?   Is there something in the Catholic church's structure that made them more vulnerable? Deep pockets? Media bias?  If the problem is similarly present in all religions, why is the Cathloic Church the only one with a "crisis"?

This documentary will address this complex and troubling question. Our greatest asset is our children and their well being is our responsibility.  It’s time we look past the headlines and set the record straight about the actual extent of child sexual abuse in our society.

Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

 ***The producers of this documentary abhor child abuse in any form, and to stamp it out we need access to honest and complete information.   


 

What We Need and What It Pays For

We have a budgeted production cost of $1,000,000 to produce and deliver this important and ground breaking documentary. 1,500,000.00 is our ultimate fundraising goal, the additional monies to be used to heighten production value and spread the truth in a broader manner via advertising, increased P.R. assistance, and theatrical showings. 

The bigger the budget the better the film and the broader the message will be broadcast, so keep donating and telling your friends until time runs out!

Thank you for making a difference with us! 

The Impact

The media's hyper-focus on the Catholic Church creates a dangerous lapse-of-attention to abuse occuring regularly in other organizations and througout society...

The media focus on Catholic clergy does lull us into carelessness, when we should be aware that child sexual abuse occurs in every setting where adults have access to children.  The problem is much broader than advertised, and we need to expand our focus beyond what the media feeds us.

Please contribute and help us deliver The Whole Truth.   

*The vast majority of Catholic priests are good people dedicated to what they believe in. They have educated a large portion of our population, built many hospitals schools and shelters. They have cared for the poor with dedication and devotion.

There are over one Billion people in the world that claim their moral base in the Catholic Church. It seems foolish and narrow minded to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

 

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The producers of this documentary thank you for your attention and ask for your financial support.  Please contribute and share this with your friends, and help us deliver… THE WHOLE TRUTH.

 

Attorney Joseph Klest is a Chicago, Illinois native who has practiced law for 30 years.  He is well-respected by his peers and is nationally recognized for his work in helping abuse victims.

He is the coauthor of Illinois's 2003 Child Protection Act and a member of the  American Association for Justice - Childhood Sexual Abuse Litigation Group. He has counseled thousands of sex abuse victims throughout the United States and around the world.

 

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Plan Sustantivo 

Mi nombre es Joseph Klest. Por más de veinte años he estado representando víctimas de abuso sexuales, procesamiento y reclamaciones en contra de sus abusadores y a menudo, las instituciones que les albergaban. He representado a víctimas en cientas demandas contra muchas diferentes organizaciones católicas. La primera cosa que mucha gente piensa cuando alguien menciona "abuso sexual" es la iglesia católica. Sin duda se han convertido en niño del cartel de los medios de comunicación para el dilema de abuso sexual.

Usted sería erróneo, sin embargo, suponer que el problema era mayor en la iglesia católica que en cualquier otro lugar. No existe evidencia estadística que muestra que el mayor abuso ocurrió en la iglesia católica que en cualquier otra institución, organización, o para el caso, su barrio. La mayoría de los datos, así como mi propia experiencia, demuestra que el problema está igualmente presente en todas las religiones, organizaciones y nacionalidades, sin embargo, la iglesia católica parece una cantidad excesiva de prensa sobre el tema. La iglesia además esta perseguida por los medios de comunicación sobre el gran tema discutido "encubrimiento", mientras que a menudo impide incidentes de público se justifica por la prensa en muchos casos de la iglesia no como un medio para proteger a la víctima. Esta injusticia me ha desconcertado durante años. Puesto que yo persigo casos de abuso contra una gran variedad de instituciones, preguntó ¿por qué la iglesia católica ha llevado la peor parte de la culpa? ¿Hay algo en la estructura de la iglesia católica que los hizo más vulnerable? ¿Bolsas profundas? ¿Prejuicios de los medios de comunicación? Este documental tratará esta cuestión compleja y preocupante. Nuestra biene mayor es nuestros hijos y su bienestar es nuestra responsabilidad. Es hora de mirar más allá de las noticias y poner el récord sobre el alcance real del abuso sexual infantil en nuestra sociedad. Los productores de este documental detestan el abuso infantil en cualquier forma y para erradicarla necesitamos información justa y honesta.

La mayoría de los sacerdotes católicos son buena gente que se dedican a lo que creen. Han educado gran parte de nuestra población, construyeron muchos hospitales y cuida de los pobres con dedicación y devoción. No Vamos a tirar al bebé con el agua del baño. (una espreción Americana)

 

Lo Que Necesitamos Y Lo Que Se Va Pagar

Tenemos un presupuestado de producción de $1.000.000 para producir y entregar este documentario importante y nuevo. 1,500,000.00 es nuestro objetivo último de fondos, los fondos suplementarios para aumentar el valor de la producción y

difundir la verdad de manera más amplia publicidad, aumento de la asistencia de relaciones publicas y exhibiciones teatrales.

 

El Impacto

Los medios de comunicación nos calma al punto de descuido, sobre el clero católico, cuando deberíamos ser conscientes de ese abuso sexual ocurre en cada lugar donde los adultos tienen acceso a los niños. El problema es mucho más amplio de lo que anuncian, y necesitamos ampliar nuestro enfoque. Por favor contribuir y nos ayudan a ofrecer toda la verdad..

 

Otras Maneras Usted Puede Ayudar

* por favor, digales sus amigos acerca de nuestra campaña y empuje les a contribuir!

* Por favor, utilizar las herramientas de participación de Indiegogo en esta página!

Los productores de este documental les d alas gracias por su atención y piden su apoyo financiero. Contribuir y compártelo con sus amigos y nos ayudan a ofrecer... TODA LA VERDAD.

 

Abogado Joseph Klest es un nativo de Chicago, Illinois que ha practicado la ley durante 25 años. Es muy respetado por sus pares y es reconocida nacionalmente por su trabajo en ayudar a las víctimas de abuso. Es coautor de la ley de protección de niños de Illinois 2003 y miembro de la coalición contra la agresión Sexual de Illinois y el juicio abogados de América-infancia Sexual abuso grupo de litigio. Él ha asesorado a que muchas víctimas de abuso sexual en los Estados Unidos y el mundo. 

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