The New Paper

November 17, 2020

Sex abuse claims filed against Boy Scouts reach nearly 90k

The number of sex abuse claims filed against the Boy Scouts of America reached nearly 90k yesterday ahead of a deadline in the organization’s ongoing bankruptcy proceedings. The Boy Scouts declared bankruptcy in February due to the ongoing lawsuits (with some claims stretching back multiple decades), and the bankruptcy proceedings are eventually expected to create a compensation fund for abuse survivors whose claims are upheld.

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