The archdiocese said that the hospital's board had voted to fire Haddad but offered him ten month's of salary and benefits if he resigned instead. His compensation is believed to be worth more than $1 million a year.
Here's todays spin:
O'Malley called the events that led to Haddad's departure ``very unfortunate and serious."
``Our actions this evening recognize that all complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly," O'Malley said this morning.
The duplicity is almost more than one can stomach.
The cardinal had selected Haddad for the job two years ago after demanding the resignation of Haddad's predecessor. His fate had hung in the balance all last night, as the board of governors, which had been criticized for not hearing all the evidence against Haddad last week, staged a hearing at the archdiocese's main office building, the chancery, in Brighton.
"Staged" is a good word for the latest publicity stunt feigning that they are about the pursuit of truth when allegations come across their desk when we all now know that they refused to listen to the material facts and until the story was leaked to the Boston Globe.