As he left "the country" (as he put it), Fr. John Wadeson, a priest twice accused of child molestation, threatened that he had instructed his lawyer "to proceed judicially against those who will advance this calumny."
Calumny is kind of big word for some of us so I thought I'd provide both a definition and an example. Here's the definition:
And what better example of calumny than Archbishop Apuron's defamation and slander of Fr. Paul Gofigan and a Santa Barbara parishioner, both of whom were personally selected by Archbishop Apuron for punishment under his rod.
“…and really for disobeying the orders I had given him two years earlier. I had waited two years to see what would happen because so many complaints were coming in about why is he still working there with him, why is he so intimate…because he had built a stairway up to his room, his room is on the second floor, and he would come in the middle of the night, you know, with cases of beer and what not and stays there to the early morning…” - Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron, Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Agana, October, 2013, Tagaytay, Philippines