MIKE:I know there’s things
you cannot tell me.But I also know
there’s a story here,and I think everybody’ll
hear about it.MITCHELL:Do you think your paper
has the resources to take that on?I do. Do you? MARTY: The Boston priest molested
kids in six different parishes over the last 30 years.
The church found out about it, but did nothing. We haven’t committed
any long term investigative resources -to the case?
-No, we haven’t. And that’s the kind of thing
your team would do? Spotlight? Guys, listen. Everybody’s gonna be
interested in this. Obviously the church will fight us
very hard. MIKE: I’m trying to get some
background information– I don’t want you recording this
in any way, shape, or form. Nothing. SACHA: We understand you’ve settled
several cases against the church. -I can’t discuss that.
-SACHA: There aren’t any records -of any of these settlements.
-Nope. PHIL:When you’re a poor kid
from a poor family,and when a priest pays attention
to you, it’s a big deal. How do you say no to God? -(PHONE RINGING)
-Spotlight. -MAN:Is this the tip line?
-You think he’s got something? I want to keep digging. MARTY:We need to focus
on the institution.Show me they came from the top down. RICHARD: They’ll tryto silence
anyone who speaks out.You leave me alone.
You hear me, God dammit. RICHARD:Six percent act
out sexually.-MATT: Six percent is 90.
-ROBBY: 90 priests? If there were 90 of these bastards,
people would know. Maybe they do. ROBBY: You’re gonna give me the
names and the names of their victims. Are you threatening me? -JIM: I was doing my job.
-Yeah. You and everyone else. SACHA: I am here because I care.
We’re gonna tell this story. We’re gonna tell it right. PETE: I’m hoping we can keep this
between us until we all get -on the same page.
-Is that why we’re here? To get on the same page? We’ve got two stories here:
The story about degenerate clergy,and the story about a bunch
of lawyers turning child abuseinto a cottage industry.
What story do you want us to write? ‘Cause we’re writin’ one of them. I’m not crazy.
They control everything. PHIL:This is not just Boston.
It’s the whole country.It’s the whole world.MIKE:
They knew, and they let it happen.It could’ve been you.
It could’ve been me.It could’ve been any of us.