Abused in Scouting News

June 4, 2019
Vermont Completely Removes Statute of Limitations for Child Sex Abuse Cases

Vermont sets an impressive standard for the rest of the US by completely abolishing its civil statute of limitations on child sex abuse cases. Last week, Governor Phil Scott signed H.330, which repealed the six-year statute of limitations for child sexual assault cases. Eliminating the statute of limitations on child sex abuse cases opens the […]

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June 3, 2019
TIME Spotlights Abused in Scouting's Pursuit of Justice

Abused in Scouting's work in exposing the widespread impact of BSA sex abuse cases and pursing justice for victim was recognized by TIME in a landmark article. TIME noted the dedicated work of AIS's lawyers in laying necessary foundations for victims to pursue legal action and get their rightful day in court. Read the full […]

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May 31, 2019
Abused in Scouting Featured by The Wall Street Journal

BREAKING NEWS: Abused in Scouting's dedication to advocating for the rights of Boy Scouts of America sex abuse victims and revealing the mass impact the BSA's negligence has been recognized and applauded by The Wall Street Journal. To read the full story, follow the link below: https://www.wsj.com/articles/list-of-accused-boy-scouts-abusers-grows-lawyers-say-11559253681

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May 30, 2019
$30 million damages award in Montana sex abuse lawsuit appealed by Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Jehovah’s Witnesses church has appealed the multi-million punitive damages award given to Alexis Nunez, who claimed Thompson Falls church officials covered up past cases of sexual assault by congregation member who abused her for years. Read the full story reported by the Billings Gazette below: https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/crime-and-courts/jehovah-s-witnesses-appeal-million-jury-awarded-damages-in-sex/article_dcec7d28-2160-50e2-a355-9122b0c4f22f.html#tracking-source=home-trending

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May 29, 2019
More Time to Pursue Justice for Arizona and Texas Sexual Abuse Survivors

Arizona and Texas join the steadily growing number of states who changed or are in the process of changing their statute of limitations on sexual abuse. Arizona joins California, New York, New Jersey, and others in passing legislation that extends time for sexual abuse victims to file claims against their abusers. HB 2466 allows victims […]

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May 28, 2019
Impending BSA Bankruptcy Filing Could Deprive Sex Abuse Victims of Justice

In response to the flood of BSA sex abuse cases coming out of the shadows, the Boy Scouts of America debated filing for bankruptcy since 2018. Now, sources closely following BSA developments indicate the Scouts could file for bankruptcy as soon as the end of May. The news of bankruptcy first arose December 2018 when […]

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May 21, 2019
Former Scouts Sue BSA for Failing to Protect Them from ex-Newsfields Scoutmaster

Six victims are suing the Boy Scouts of America and Daniel Webster Council, claiming the organizations failed to prevent sexual abuse committed by ex-Newsfields Scoutmaster Eugene Perreault.

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May 15, 2019
Over 12,000 Reported Victims of Boy Scout Sex Assault with Thousands More Unaccounted

The Los Angles Times reports the shocking numbers of Boy Scouts of America sex abuse victims that continue to pour in since the release of the “perversion files”. Thousands of victims may be unaccounted due to alleged BSA cover-ups.

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May 14, 2019
Bill Opens New Opportunities for California Sexual Abuse Victims

The enforcement of new legislation in California give sexual abuse victims hope to achieve justice and healing. On January 1, 2019, California state laws now implement the amendments proposed by Assembly Bill (AB) 1619.

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May 10, 2019
Rapper Common Reveals He's a Survivor of Child Sex Abuse

After years of fear and silence, Rapper and actor Common opens up about the sexual abuse he endured as a child. In his new memoir entitled “Let Love Have the Last Word”, Common discloses the traumatic ordeal of being abused by a relative he calls “Brandon”. Common, real name Lonnie Lynn, was only nine or […]

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