Emily Yoffe

Late Jesuit and Ex-Congressman Robert Drinan Accused of Attempted Sex Assault

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The Rev. Robert F. Drinan poses in front of the U.S. Capitol Building. Religion News Service photo

A popular online advice columnist has said that the late Rev. Robert Drinan, a famed Jesuit priest and onetime Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, tried to kiss and fondle her in the 1970s when she was 18 or 19 years old.

Emily Yoffe, who writes Slate’s “Dear Prudence” column, said she was prompted to write her first-person account after reading coverage of the trial of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach who is charged with raping and molesting 10 boys.

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