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Here are all the Child Victims Act claims filed against the Boy Scouts of America in WNY

Credit: WKBW Buffalo
Published on February 18, 2020 - Duration: 02:30s

Here are all the Child Victims Act claims filed against the Boy Scouts of America in WNY

Following the news of the Boy Scouts of America filing bankruptcy due to sex abuse lawsuits, the 7 Eyewitness News I-Team has uncovered all the claims filed against the Boy Scouts of America in Western New York under the Child Victims Act

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Here are all the Child Victims Act claims filed against the Boy Scouts of America in WNY

OUR WKBW APP.THIS IS BREAKINGOVERNIGHT -- THE BOYSCOUTS OF AMERICAHAS FILED FORBANKRUPTCYPROTECTION.IT COMES AFTER "AWAVE" OF "SEX ABUSELAWSUITS"--AGAINST THEORGANIZATION.THE BOY SCOUTS ARETRYING TO WORK OUTA "POTENTIALLY"MASSIVECOMPENSATIONPLAN--FOR ABUSE VICTIMS--AND HOPING TO KEEPTHE ORGANIZATIONGOING."SEVERAL THOUSANDMEN" HAVE COMEFORWARD--SAYING THEY WEREMOLESTED BY "BOYSCOUT LEADERS"YEARS AGO.THE COMPENSATIONFUND COULDSURPASS "ONEBILLION DOLLARS."7 EYEWITNESS NEWSREPORTER JEFFSLAWSON IS LIVE INTHE NEWSROOM...JEFF, WE WENTDIGGING THROUGHCOURT RECORDSOVERNIGHT--AND FOUND MORETHAN A DOZEN LOCALCASES.ED IN TOTAL -- 12CASES WERE FILEDAGAINST THEBOYSCOUTS--CLAIMING SEXUALABUSE--THAT ALLEGEDLYHAPPENED HERE INWESTERN NEW YORK-- SOME OF THESECASES DATE BACK ASFAR BACK AS THE1960'SA COMMONALITY INMANY OF THESECASES ARE THAT THEYOUNG BOYS WERETARGETED BY THEIRSCOUTMASTER.

THEYARE SUING THEBOYSCOUTSTHROUGH THE CHILDVICTIMS ACT -- SAYINGTHAT THEORGANIZATIONALLOWED THE SEXUALABUSE TO OCCUR DUETO NEGLIGENCE --CARELESSNESS -- ANDRECKLESSNESS --JUST A FEW OF THETERMS USED IN THESELAWSUITS.

WHEN WESPOKE TO A FEW OFTHE ATTORNEYSREPRESENTING THESEMEN WHO WEREALLEGEDLY ABUSED --THEY SAID THAT THEAMOUNT OF CASESTHAT HAVE COMEFORWARD ARE NOTEVEN SCRATCHINGTHE SURFACE -- ASBOY SCOUTS OFAMERICA HAS YET TORELEASE ALL NAMESOF THOSE WITHACCUSATIONSAGAINST THEM.THE SCOUTS HAVE NOTRELEASED ACOMPREHENSIVE LISTYET AND THATSSOMETHING WE'REGOING TO FORCE THEMTO DO IN THE NEXTYEAR -- THATSSOMETHING THATFRANKLY THEBOYSCOUTS SHOULDDO VOLUNTARILY --THEY SHOULD RLEASETHESE FILESTRANSPERENCY ISALWAYS THE BETTERWAY TO HANDLE THISTYPE OF SITUATION.BOY SCOUTS OFAMERICAN FILING FORBANKRUPTCYDIRECTLY AS A RESULTOF THE MANY CASES --TO CLARIFYBANKRUPTCY OF BSADOES NOT MEAN THATTHE GREATERNIAGARA FRONTIERBRANCH OF BOYSCOUTS OF AMERICAHAS FILED FORBANKRUPTCYIN A RELEASE FROMTHE BOY SCOUTS OFAMERICA -- PRESIDENTAND CEO "ROGERMOSBY" SAID:"WHILE WE KNOWNOTHING CAN UNDOTHE TRAGIC ABUSETHAT VICTIMSSUFFERED -- WEBELIEVE THE CHAPTER11 PROCESS... WILLPROVIDE EQUITABLECOMPENSATION TOALL VICTIMS WHILEMAINTAINING THE B-S-A'S IMPORTANTMISSION."AS OF NOW ITS STILLTOO EARLY TO KNOWHOW MUCH OF THEANTICIPATED ONEBILLION DOLLARS INSETTLEMENT MONEYWILL GO TOWARDVICTIMS HERE INWESTERN NEWYORK...THIS IS ASTORY WE WILLCONTINUE TO FOLLOWALL DAY AS THE FALLOUT IS SURE TO HITOUR LOCAL BRANCHOF BOYSCOUTS ...OUT IS SURE TO HITOUR LOCAL BRANCHOF BOYSCOUTS ...LIKE JEFF SAID --WE'RE GOING TOFOLLOWING THISSTORY ALL DAY.POSTED NOW ONWKBW DOT COM -- WEHAVE A LIST OF ALLTHOSE CIVIL CASESFILED RIGHT HERE INWESTERN NEW YORK.AND ALL OF OURCONTINUINGCOVERAGE WILL ALSOBE ONLINE AND ONAIR.THE WKBW APP ISAVAILABLE ON

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