Harumi Suzuki has filed a suit against the Roman Catholic Church in Japan. Photo: AP Harumi Suzuki has filed a suit against the Roman Catholic Church in Japan. Photo: AP
Harumi Suzuki has filed a suit against the Roman Catholic Church in Japan. Photo: AP

Japan woman sues Catholic Church over alleged sex abuse, as #MeToo spreads in country

  • In the civil lawsuit, the woman accused a priest of raping her in 1977 after she had sought consolation from the church as a victim of domestic violence
  • The church has refused to take her complaints seriously over the years, bringing her ‘more than 40 years of hell’, the suit says

Topic |   Japan
Harumi Suzuki has filed a suit against the Roman Catholic Church in Japan. Photo: AP Harumi Suzuki has filed a suit against the Roman Catholic Church in Japan. Photo: AP
Harumi Suzuki has filed a suit against the Roman Catholic Church in Japan. Photo: AP
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