Boy Scout sex abuse victim settlements near record $2 billion

Boy Scout sex abuse victim settlements near record $2 billion


A coalition of tens of thousands of Boy Scouts reached the largest sex abuse settlement in US history, a $1.9 billion fund for victims that lawyers say will only continue to grow.

The Coalition of Abused Scouts for Justice, which represents 65,000 victims nationwide, reached a $787 million deal with former Boy Scouts of America insurer Hartford Financial Services Group and a $250 million deal with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, pushing a compensation package reached earlier this summer to a record high.

A total of 82,450 survivors are entitled to the new pool of cash, which a survivor said was an “absolutely incredible” legal victory for the victims who were forced to relive their abuse, while navigating statutes of limitation laws all over the country.

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“Everyone had to come back here and talk about things they’ve never talked about in their lives. It’s incredibly painful to do,” said Gill Gayle, who detailed abuse

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