FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2011
BEAVER DAM, WI – Citizens for a Strong America began airing a television ad today featuring former Wisconsin resident, Troy Merryfield. In 1978, Merryfield and his brother were victims of abuse by their family priest. Their story is being exploited by the Greater Wisconsin Committee (GWC), allies of Madison lawyer Joanne Kloppenburg. The offensive and misleading ads claim Justice David Prosser refused to prosecute Merrryfield’s abuser. In a statement issued last week, Merryfield expressed gratitude to Prosser for helping prosecutors bring his abuser to justice, and he called on Kloppenburg to try and stop these offensive and misleading ads. Kloppenburg refused.
TV Ad Script
Troy Merrifield: In 1979, my brother and I were abused by someone our family trusted.
With the help of David Prosser and law enforcement, we brought our abuser to justice.
Now we’re being victimized again. This time Joanne Kloppenburg’s allies want to use our pain for their own gain.
I asked Joanne Kloppenburg to try and stop these false ads. Joanne Kloppenburg refused. It’s just wrong.
Announcer: Call Kloppenburg. Tell her to stand up for victims.