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September 24, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Bob Dylan Accused of Sexual Abuse ]
New York, NY A woman identified as JC filed a civil sexual abuse lawsuit last month with the New York Supreme Court accusing Bob Dylan of sexual assault, battery, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress over a period of six weeks back in 1965. The 68-year-old plaintiff says she is “emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day”.
August 23, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Agreement ]
Irving, TX A tentative agreement has been reached with the Boy Scouts of America and some 70,000 sexual abuse victims, but there is opposition to the $850 million settlement, including sponsoring churches and insurance companies.
July 2, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: “We have filed a sexual abuse lawsuit on behalf of several women who were examined by Dr. George Tyndall, the former gynecologist at the University of Southern California,” says attorney Susan Owen, with the law firm of Owen, Patterson and Owen, LLP. “They were young women when they saw this sexual predator for their first gynecological exam, and they had no idea of what to expect,” says Owen. ”USC was on notice of Dr. Tyndall’s misconduct long before these women came forward, yet the University chose to do nothing.”Read [ “More and More Women Coming Forward,” says Attorney for USC Sex Abuse Plaintiffs ]
June 21, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Helena, MT: A woman who worked as a confidential informant for the Missouri River Drug Task Force has filed a lawsuit against the City of Helena alleging professional sexual misconduct on the part of one of the city’s police officers. The unnamed plaintiff alleges that she was sexually assaulted multiple times by a police officer from May 2012 to October 2012. The lawsuit further alleges that the same police officer sexually exploited other victims as well.Read [ Lawsuit Filed against City for Officer’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct ]
June 1, 2016. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A California Court has allowed two women sexually assaulted by Uber drivers to proceed in a lawsuit against Uber, despite the company’s motion to dismiss arguing it could not be held liable for crimes committed by the drivers who they consider independent contractors.Read [ Uber Sued by Sexual Assault Victims ]
May 13, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for actions linked to sexual misconduct. Hastert was ordered to spend time in jail after pleading guilty to a banking violation, which occurred as he allegedly attempted to cover up allegations of sexual abuse. The former House Speaker reportedly pleaded guilty to the banking violation and admitted to sexually abusing teenage boys who were part of a wrestling team he coached from 1965 to 1981.Read [ Dennis Hastert Sentenced to 15 Months in Case Linked to Sexual Misconduct ]
December 9, 2015. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A southern California jury awarded $3 million in damages to each child sexually abused by their third grade teacher.Read [ $3 Million Damages Award Reached in Sexual Abuse Case Against LA School District ]
May 13, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Documents Win $20 Million for Boy Scout Sex Abuse Victim ]
Portland, OR A jury in Portland, Oregon recently returned a $20 million dollar verdict ($19,900,000) against the Boy Scouts of America after previously unseen documents obtained by the plaintiff's legal counsel showed that the organization knew as far back as the 1920s that it had a sex abuse problem.
July 30, 2008. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Attorney Jeff Anderson Sues the Hell Out of Clerical Sex Abusers ]
St. Paul, MN Attorney Jeff Anderson is a genuine firebrand. He has handled not hundreds, but thousands of cases on behalf of sexual abuse survivors across the US, and even outside the US over the last 25 years. "I have sued psychologists, psychiatrists, family members, movie stars, politicians, and every religious denomination you can think of including the Latter Day Saints, the Jehovah Witnesses and the Catholic Church," he says.