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Caught On Tape? Father Rutler, Author for ChurchMilitant.com, EWTN.com Watching Porn

The prestigious New York priest George Rutler, 75, has been accused of watching porn and attacking Ashley Gonzalez, 22, an overnight security guard at his Manhatten parish St Michael the Archangel.

Rutler was born an Episcopal and was an Episcopal parson for nine years before he joined the Catholic Church in 1979 and was ordained a priest in 1981.

He is popular among conservative Catholics for his 30 books and columns, for instance, on ChurchMilitant.com and his TV programs on EWTN.

Gonzalez claims that she recorded Rutler on November 4 watching pornography on a computer in his office while masturbating. She gave the video (below) to News12.com (November 26) that blurred the alleged sexually explicit video.

According to Gonzalez, Rutler then hindered her to leave the office, threw himself on her and forcibly touched her. She claims that - despite the attack - she still had time to send frantic help messages to her mother, and not to police which she only called later.

Rutler denies any inappropriate acts with the security guard. He voluntarily stepped aside from the parish. EWTN has halted his programs while the allegations are investigated. No other allegations have been raised against Rutler in the past.

comfort ye
Great God help us. Just goes to show, without real self- denial, mortification, life-long union with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament (like Fulton Sheen's daily holy hour) no amount of theological training or knowledge can save our sorry skins. All his life's work - in the garbage can.
mccallansteve
Whatever the truth is, I pray it comes out.
Ultraviolet
My legal observations on the case are found on a duplicate post.
Alex A
Over to you CM!
john333
no band of hair on the back of his head??
Man in the video totally bald?? (to look bald?)
The body of the man in the video looks younger
But if its Father may God have mercy on him and the victim.
St Michael defend us in this hour of battle please
john333
Father has skinny neck the man in video neck looks thicker?
john333
You think she should be crying she seems a little robotic in her response?
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john333
This generation if some one attacking you the phone camera comes out to record the attack (reflex?)
To me this a fake.
That man in the video is not Father George
john333
Different jaw line
the man is stocky and Father is skinner
Kinglearz