Shocking Details Of Sexual Abuse And A Massive Coverup Revealed In Boy Scout Lawsuits
When we think about the Boy Scouts of America, the image that comes to mind is that of a Norman Rockwell painting and all that’s right with scouting and the process of leading our boys along the rite of passage to adulthood.
Unfortunately, that idyllic image has been shattered in scouting’s 110th anniversary by an avalanche of Boy Scouts lawsuits in which painful details of sexual abuse of boys by their leaders are detailed in graphic court files across the country.
If you, or one of your sons was a victim of sexual abuse by team leaders or other officials in Boy Scouts of America there is still time to contact the national network of attorneys available through Injury Help Desk and get them started in their investigation into a Boy Scout lawsuit for you.
Please contact us immediately because there may be time limits affecting your legal rights to seek damages over sexual abuse allegations and collect compensation for the mental and physical trauma that may have been inflicted.
Boy Scouts of America has built up assets of up to $10 billion over the years as millions of boys gathered over campfires and soaked up all the life lessons offered by scouting.
However, over recent decades numerous incidents of widespread molestations and sexual abuse have been documented against the organization, which is accused in legal action of not only knowing about these terrible assaults on boys but covering them up.
One such lawsuit accuses the Boy Scouts of “negligent, willful, wanton, reckless and tortious acts and omissions” that fostered an atmosphere in which the abuse was allowed to occur and then engaging in a cover-up to hide “the extent of the pedophilia epidemic within their organization.”
The boys’ pledge to be obedient, trustworthy and loyal was taken advantage of by sexual predators who used their positions of authority to inflict physical and emotional abuse that will devastate these boys for the rest of their lives, according to allegations that are among those that can be investigated through the legal team available at Injury Help Desk.
- Another Boy Scouts lawsuit was detailed in an article in The New York Times. It said the Boy Scouts should have known that its list of ineligible volunteers was flawed and, in some cases, ineffective. The organization “was aware that it had ejected thousands of pedophiles from its ranks of leadership in local scout troops and failed to inform the scouts and their parents of that fact.”
- Last April, now-public record court testimony revealed that the organization believed more than 7,800 of its former leaders were involved in sexually abusing more than 12,000 children over the course of 72 years.
- Tragically, many states had passed laws involving legal time limits that severely restricted the ability of victims and their families to sue Boy Scouts over claims of sexual abuse. In the wake of so many victims some of those states have since enacted new laws allowing such suits to be filed.
- Successful out-of-court settlements and jury awards have been reached in some cases, including an $18.5 million verdict against Boy Scouts of America in one trial.
Because of the complexity of the cases and possible bankruptcy protections there may be significant time limits affecting your ability to file a Boy Scouts lawsuit so please contact us immediately to preserve your legal rights to compensation through the national network of specialized attorneys available through Injury Help Desk.
We completely understand the sensitivity and stress involved for any victim of sexual abuse while a scout and are always available to discuss anonymity and how an aggressive pursuit of your legal rights can lead to possible compensation.