On Friday, Crisis magazine posted the following tweet:
So far, there has been no official statement or comment from Father Rutler, his lawyer, his parish, the Archdiocese of New York or the Manhattan DA’s office.
Crisis says: “We got word directly from Fr. Rutler.”
The accusations involve this story that circulated late last year:
A prestigious New York City priest has been accused by a Bronx woman of forcible touching.
Ashley Gonzalez, a 22-year-old who worked as an overnight security guard at St. Michael the Archangel Church on West 34th Street in Manhattan, is calling for the arrest of 75-year-old Father George William Rutler…
“It was like a monster,” said Gonzalez describing her alleged encounter Rutler.
News 12 obtained video she recorded that she said shows Rutler watching pornography on his computer in front of her.
The Manhattan DA, you may recall, launched an investigation. EWTN pulled Father Rutler’s programs while the investigation moved forward.
There has been no response from EWTN.