Tuesday 17 October 2017

'This is a bid to discredit me -- I won't be broken'

Dana pledges to continue with her campaign and to stand by her brother in the wake of allegations, writes Maeve Sheehan

DANA Rosemary Scallon has defended her brother from allegations that he sexually abused their niece which emerged in the course of a legal action in America that divided her family.

The unproven claims against Dana's brother, John Brown, were contained in transcripts of the case heard in an Iowa court in 2008. He was accused of abusing the daughter of Susan and Ronald Stein, who were in a legal dispute with Dana. Mr Brown, who was supporting Dana in the case, denied the allegations in a sworn statement.

Dana said: "All people are hearing are allegations within a very contentious court case."

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