Judge approves $2.46 billion Boy Scouts reorganization plan

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Judge approves $2.46 billion Boy Scouts reorganization plan

It was a kid. I was innocent. I didn’t look for it. It just happened. How old were you? 14. And how old are you now? 53. So we’re talking 35 years and it’s still fresh. After nearly four decades, former Boy Scout Juan Carlos Rivera is stepping into the light. Do you have Children? I dio. Would you let them be in the Boy Scouts or the Girl? Scouts know Rivera has filed a claim against the Boy Scouts of America, alleging he was abused by a scout leader all those years ago. It just completely changed my life, and I kept it a secret they wanna talk about because it was very embarrassing to me. I had to hold the Boy Scouts accountable. Rivera is now one of tens of thousands of men filing claims against the Boy Scouts while it’s in bankruptcy. Ah, judge has set a November 16th deadline this Monday for abuse survivors to come forward. If they don’t, you will forever lose your right toe. Hold that group accountable once they exit the bankruptcy process. Andrew Van Arsdale says his legal coalition alone represents about 10,000 former scouts. We expect there to be upwards of 50,000 total cases filed. 50,000. That’s what it’s looking like. The Boy Scouts of America declined the national investigative units request for an interview, but in a statement said, Quote, first and foremost, we care deeply about all victims of child abuse and sincerely apologize to anyone who was harmed during their time and scouting the B S. A. Is committed to fulfilling our social and moral responsibility to equitably compensate victims. We encourage all victims to file a claim. Honestly, I would like Thio people to know that it’s okay to say something. It’s all right to stand up and be like, Hey, look, that’s not OK. Charles Kissinger filed his claim alleging abuse on his first Boy Scouts trip long ago. He says he kept it a secret until now. It’s like it opened up a new fresh set of wounds, and yet you’re still going forward. I mean, this is one reason right here. What happens if she gets older and I send her off the cheerleading camp and something happens there and she’s too ashamed to tell me about it? That’s not okay. The Boy Scouts have until March to come up with a reorganization plan. Abuse victims cannot be compensated until there’s a settlement in the bankruptcy case in Washington, I’m chief national investigative correspondent Mark Albert.

A bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a $2.46 billion reorganization plan proposed by the Boy Scouts of America, which would allow it to continue operating while compensating tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as children while involved in Scouting.Though legal hurdles remain, the ruling by Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein in Delaware marked an important milestone for the BSA, which sought bankruptcy protection more than two years ago to stave off a flood of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by Scout leaders and volunteers.Lawyers for some of the victims said the amount an individual survivor may receive from the bankruptcy plan depends on multiple factors relating to the abuse. They said in a statement that funds for the settlement would come from Boy Scouts of America, local councils, insurers and organizations that have chartered scouting troops and activities, including Catholic institutions and parishes.More than 80,000 men have filed claims, saying they were abused as children by troop leaders around the country.”Credit to the courageous survivors that this breakthrough in child and scouting safety has been achieved,” said attorney Jeff Anderson, whose firm represented over 800 Boy Scout abuse survivors.

A bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a $2.46 billion reorganization plan proposed by the Boy Scouts of America, which would allow it to continue operating while compensating tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as children while involved in Scouting.

Though legal hurdles remain, the ruling by Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein in Delaware marked an important milestone for the BSA, which sought bankruptcy protection more than two years ago to stave off a flood of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by Scout leaders and volunteers.

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Lawyers for some of the victims said the amount an individual survivor may receive from the bankruptcy plan depends on multiple factors relating to the abuse. They said in a statement that funds for the settlement would come from Boy Scouts of America, local councils, insurers and organizations that have chartered scouting troops and activities, including Catholic institutions and parishes.

More than 80,000 men have filed claims, saying they were abused as children by troop leaders around the country.

“Credit to the courageous survivors that this breakthrough in child and scouting safety has been achieved,” said attorney Jeff Anderson, whose firm represented over 800 Boy Scout abuse survivors.

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