He is the general counsel at Holy Cross and he was wrong about at least two things:
1. When you send a proposal to the college, it is a proposal, not extortion. Look up the definitions of these two words. He called my proposal “extortion”.
2. The proposal was sent in a period of what is called “settlement talks”, the words that were first used by a previous lawyer for Holy Cross, Timothy Mines. That is a period when people try to work things out. I sent the college a proposal, and Vincent O’Rourke was wrong and said it was extortion.
3. Another thing he was wrong about is confidentiality. There is no confidentiality clause in my 2004 agreement with the college because the Catholic church said that was prohibited in 2002. That meant the college could not ask for a confidentiality clause for its protection, but it asked three times anyway because it sure did matter to them. I said no, because the Catholic church said it could not have a confidentiality clause for its protection. The Catholic church ended this practice in 2002. This was 2004.
4. Under the new Catholic church rules, Holy Cross could not ask for a confidentiality clause but insisted three times. I told them to take it out because I knew they were violating church laws that were already two years old.
5. I was never asked to end the confidentiality promised to me by the Office of the President and assured by the general counsel, both Jesuit priests. The promise still exists.
6. Philip Boroughs presided over thousands of breaches of my confidentiality, very much like pornographers do believing it does not matter.