Skip to comments.Suit against Boy Scouts says new abuse claims uncovered (BSA considering bankruptcy)
Posted on 08/06/2019 8:00:30 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
Lawyers bringing a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America said Tuesday they believe they've turned up allegations of sexual abuse against more than 350 people not previously identified in files released by the organization.
Attorneys with the Abused in Scouting group filed a lawsuit Monday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, alleging a one-time scout leader sexually abused a minor identified only by initials.
The suit alleges that the abuse of the then-12- or 13-year-old victim by an assistant scout leader started around 1974 or 1975 and continued until about 1980.
It also says that the lawyers received allegations of abuse from their clients against more than 350 people involved with the scouts who had not previously been named.
The Irving, Texas-based scouts compiled so-called ineligible volunteer files for years on people considered to pose a risk of abuse, and about 5,000 of these files have been made public as a result of court action.
Monday's suit is claiming that the lawyers now have hundreds of names that were not in those public files. It does not list the names.
"It is apparent that the Boy Scouts Defendants continue to hide the true nature of their cover-up and the extent of the pedophilia epidemic within their organizations," the lawsuit alleged.
An email message seeking comment was sent to the Boy Scouts.
The lawsuit comes as states have begun changing their statutes of limitations to make it easier for long-ago victims of sexual assault can seek damages in court.
The Boy Scouts have said previously that when any volunteer is added to the database for suspected abuse, "they are reported to law enforcement, removed entirely from any Scouting and prohibited from re-joining anywhere."
The sexual abuse settlements have begun to strain the Boy Scouts' finances to the point where the organization has said it's exploring "all available options," including Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
I don't know what to say about this.
The Boy Scouts have certain things in common with the Catholic Church which makes them interesting to lawyers:
You wonder ... I wonder ...how much is a search for justice for men who say they were molested 40-50 years ago, and how much is a desire to access $$$ and discredit/destroy traditional institutions.
Truly sad situation for BSA. The Left destroyed it.
Homosexual pedophiles may yet bring down scouting and Catholicism.
Shut that organization down. Send the boys to Christian scout clubs.
Meh. Gay scouts, gay scoutmaster, and girls.
The Boy Scouts died about 10 years ago.
Maybe the Boy Scouts can use the US Catholic Bishops commissioned ‘Jay doctrine’ for their defense. It is not ‘abuse’ after puberty, (confirmation) just random homosexuality.
Both orgs welcome at Target.
They didn't back in the 70's. Or 90's. In fact, they fought all the way to the Supreme Court in 2003 to keep homosexuals out.
But yeah, the organization was taken over by leftists a decade ago and I have no sympathy for them now as they are eaten up by greedy lawyers and shameless "victims".
Actually this sort of thing has been going on for decades. I was molested by a Scoutmaster in the late 60’s.
Catholic church was the sponsor of the troop to top it.
I don’t think you understand the John Jay report, nor the Catholic Church’s position on the abuse crisis.
Taste the rainbow! The rainbow trojan horse.
They need to just disband and sell off the assets to similar organizations that will carry on the tradition.
I don’t know if the Boy Scouts as they have always been known, can ever recover it’s reputation and credibility with families. They have been PC attacked and dollar decimated by those who sue to get their way.
The basic purpose of the Scouts is absolutely still needed by boys today more than ever. I said BOYS, not girls, not trans-boys, not Pan-Gendered-Non curious, Non-_Cis Boys either.
Indeed it did, but its not fair for the young Americans that were sacrificed in the process.
They let the homos in.
They have huge amounts of real estate, he’ll they even own their own Island for Seabase . Going to be hard to go bankrupt
It has been hyped, claiming, Catholic priests were merely homosexuals with 'consenting' young people.... because, after 'confirmation' there is equal accountability. I read the 'Jay' report ... and it is mind boggling that any follower of Christ would flaunt this 'report' as if it cleansed anything. The Heavenly Father will not be conned.
Until the Left is neutered, there will never be a safe space for boys on the state or national level.
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