Alleged Victim Of CNN Employee John Griffin Moved To A 'Protected Environment' After Lawyer Sues Former Staffer For $15 Million: Report
The alleged victim of former CNN producer John Griffin has been transferred to a secure environment after news of her alleged abuse made headlines.
According to Fox News, the Jane Doe — whose adoptive mother sent her to Vermont "for the purposes of sexual training" at the hands of the news network employee — has now been taken from her home state of Nevada to a safe home in Connecticut.
"You can just imagine how traumatic being subjected to something like this is, and particularly for a child who’s that age," the 9-year-old's attorney, Joel Faxon, told the outlet. "She’s in a protected environment now, and thank God she’s there."
The lawyer is representing the underage girl in a multimillion-dollar civil lawsuit against Griffin and is seeking a $15 million attachment on the television producer's assets.
According to court documents, the legal mind filed a motion for a prejudgment remedy against Griffin. Under Connecticut law, it would allow the plaintiff to ensure assets before the case is resolved – tying up the alleged abuser's money in case anything happens.
"My main interest is in securing Griffin's assets so that he doesn't have the wherewithal to ever do this to another child," Faxon reportedly explained. "I've done a lot of sex trafficking cases over the years, and they get more and more depraved as time goes on."
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"There's no mechanism in the federal court to get a prejudgment remedy," the civil trial attorney stated, per the outlet. "You can only attach someone's assets after you have a trial or disposition that is rendered into a judgment. But we have a procedure in Connecticut where we can get a prejudgment attachment."
The former staffer — who worked on Chris Cuomo's primetime show — is currently awaiting trial on federal charges of child sex trafficking and attempted child sex trafficking.
As OK! previously reported, Griffin was arrested on Friday, December 10, by the FBI after allegedly inviting three women and their underage daughters over, "for the purposes of sexual training," in April and July of 2020.
After one of the women allegedly took him up on his offer, Griffin paid her $3,000 to fly to Boston and then stay at his Vermont vacation house where he allegedly abused her young adopted daughter. According to Fox, the woman is facing state charges.
According to court documents, the alleged abuse also took place over the internet. "On several occasions in 2020, during chat conversations over Kik and Google Hangouts, John Griffin stated he believed there is a 'wanton whore' at 'the core of any' female, and that 'a woman is a woman regardless of her age,'" the indictment read.
If convicted, Griffin could face life in prison. The embattled TV producer reportedly pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail in Vermont.