Diablo Silverado Council". Daily News. So many individuals have sued the organization alleging harassment, molestation and rape that insurers have refused to pay out settlements, arguing in court filings last year that the Boy Scouts could have reasonably prevented the abuse.
Founded in and long considered a bastion of traditional values, the BSA reported in its annual report that it has more than 1. Hundreds of individual sex abuse cases have been brought against the Scouts over the last several decades, and ina judge ordered the organization to make public an internal list of men accused of preying on boys.
When she called, she says the person who answered was not an expert trained in handling abuse allegations, but a volunteer working from home: She could hear their dogs barking in the background. The trial provided a rare opportunity for an American jury to view confidential files held by BSA, although BSA had fought to keep the files secret.
We didn't have the precise number until we got it from the expert on the witness stand. John Yang: The Scouts follow more than 20 individual Catholic dioceses and religious orders and USA Gymnastics in turning to bankruptcy in the face of sex-abuse lawsuits.
These documents showed that the organization removes about of its leaders each year, although most of these removals have to do with other issues besides child abuse. October 19, " Boy Scouts child abuse files: Can the organization withstand their release?
The the boy scouts of america and sex scandals in Chattanooga has been criticized for not making criminal background checks a requirement for all volunteers untiland that failure to require those allowed additional child molesters into the organization.
Note that there are many other reasons besides child sex abuse for why individuals were added to the "Ineligible volunteers" list such as violent or threats of violent behaviour, destruction of property or failure to uphold the other standards of the scouting program.
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A local Scouting executive learned of the abuse from a member of the local executive board who served as both mayor and police chief. Write to Eliana Dockterman at eliana. USA Gymnastics, which is facing a tsunami of lawsuits stemming from the Larry Nassar scandal, filed for bankruptcy earlier this month.
Kimber, terrified, did so. TIME is not publishing their names because a suit identifying them has not been filed. Hayes Hickman Knoxville News Sentinel. The Boy Scouts of America says it is exploring "all options" to address serious financial challenges, but is declining to confirm or deny a report that it may seek bankruptcy protection in the face of declining membership and sex-abuse litigation.