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March 16, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Two Lawsuits Filed Against Catholic Priests and Dioceses Under New Child Sex Abuse Law ]
Baton Rouge, LA New child sexual abuse lawsuits alleging two Catholic priests sexually abused teens decades ago, along with coverup lawsuits against the Diocese of Baton Rouge and the Diocese of Alexandria in Louisiana, have been filed under a new law that temporarily eliminated the statute of limitations in childhood sexual abuse cases.
February 22, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Another Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed After University of Michigan’s $490 million Settlement ]
Detroit, MI An elderly Michigan man has filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Michigan claiming he too was a victim of sexual abuse by the late university sports doctor Robert Anderson. His complaint comes just days after the university agreed on a settlement to end the biggest sex abuse scandal in the U.S. that involved approximately 1,050 victims.
January 19, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Juvenile Detention Center Residents “Obscenely Abused” for Years File Another Lawsuit ]
Burlington, VTIt’s like a gruesome scene from the Dark Ages: children with disabilities shackled and thrown into isolation without supervision, sometimes for months. Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, aka “Juvie Jail” has finally closed, and a second lawsuit filed in December 2021, claims 22 Vermont Department of Children and Families employees, along with the former commissioner and Woodside staff, regularly abused children between 2016 and 2020.
November 29, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Turning Points 'Not' for Children ]
Philadelphia, PA The largest Philadelphia child welfare agency, which returned three girls to their sexually abusive father who continued to assault them, has settled with the girls for $6 million. This tragic incident isn’t the first involving “Turning Points for Children”. In fact Turning Points has been named in at least three negligence complaints. Perhaps it should be named Turning Points NOT for Children.
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.