Dana Rosemary Scallon is sued by niece and sister in ongoing family dispute
Niece alleges she was abused by brother of presidential candidate
Failed Presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon is being sued by her American-based sister and niece in the ongoing family row.
Susan Gorrell, who claims she was sexually abused by Dana’s brother John Brown, has begun proceedings along with her mother Susan Stein, Dana’s sister.
The pair are taking legal action against the former singer over allegations she made in a controversial interview with the Irish television station TV3.
They served a plenary summons on Dana on Friday and hope to get the case to Dublin’s High Court as early as May.
Gorrell, now a successful movie producer resident in Iowa, alleges that she was abused by her uncle Brown between the ages of five and 13.
The allegations first came to light when Dana made an unexpected outburst at the end of a televised presidential election debate.
The Eurovision winner attacked "the vile allegations made against members of my family."
She said: “It has come to my attention that yet further allegations, this time of a most untrue and malicious vile nature, have been leveled against a member of my family.”
Scallon then repeated the remarks during another interview with TV3 reporter Ursula Halligan.
Hours before the interview was broadcast, American lawyers acting on behalf of Gorrell, warned the station that their client stood over the allegations and would take legal action if it went ahead.
Not alone did the station proceed with the interview, an extended version of it is still available on the TV3 website according to a report in the Sunday Independent.
Now resident in London, Brown then withdrew from his role as Dana’s election agent.
The 42-year-old Gorrell is the co-owner of Rell Productions and co-produced A Million Spokes, the award-winning documentary on a seven-day bike ride across Iowa with her husband, Ken Gorrell who won an Emmy in 2008 for his work on the HBO mini-series 'John Adams.'
TV3 made no comment on the story when contacted by the Sunday Independent.
- Irish university suspends Legion of Mary...
- 4,000 Irish social welfare letters encourage...
- Notre Dame sues federal government again...
- Pope Francis calls capitalism “new tyranny”...
- Top ten worst ever Irish Christmas gifts,...
- Nelson Mandela showed us all what could be...
- Married priests could well be Pope Francis'...
- Address by Nelson Mandela to Joint Houses...
- Irish radio presenter suspended after anti-Isra
- Unionists regret US envoy Haass’ call for...
Why do people allow the anti-Semites here to confuse Israeli sovereignty with Jewishness? Most Jews in the world are not Israelis, and Israel itselfNotre Dame sues federal government again over birth control
I cannot find the word "abortion" anywhere in this article, yet fanatics are still obsessing about abortion. The Notre Dame president objectBill O’Reilly and Maureen McPhilmy’s divorce gets messy - battle over child custody and religion
It couldn't happen to a better man! I hate this right wing fascist schmock with a vengeance. I even hate that he has an Irish surname. His record with“Philomena’s” story is just one example of the forced adoption of Irish children (VIDEO)
cast out for bringing shame to their families? how did they bring shame exactly, naive girls never taught any sex education, or if they were not allow