Lawsuit Claims Boy Scouts Org. Failed to Stop Rampant Abuse of Minors
The Primary: A lawsuit filed against the Boy Scouts of America accuses the organization of hiding rampant sexual abuse.
Who? What? Why?: Approximately 800 men claim to have been abused during their time as a boy scout, with one plaintiff alleging an individual scoutmaster assaulted him ‘hundreds of times.’ The sheer scale of lawsuits indicate a major breakdown and complacency in the organization’s handling of abuse.
The Baseline: The Boy Scouts of America previously considered filing for bankruptcy in 2018 after being overwhelmed with sexual misconduct lawsuits. The lawyers filing the lawsuit also released the names of the alleged abusers in an effort to prevent future abuse.