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You are not alone.
Sexual abuse of Boy Scouts by leaders within the organization has affected the lives of countless people over the last 50 years. Due to recent changes in the law, victims can finally get justice.
Call us if you were abused.
The Boy Scouts Have Filed for Bankruptcy
Boy Scouts File for Bankruptcy: On February 18, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a result of lawsuits brought by survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We had filed many of those lawsuits on behalf of our clients and we will be actively involved with the bankruptcy proceedings. The bankruptcy does not mean that the Boy Scouts do not have assets or insurance — it simply means they need a bankruptcy judge to decide a fair way to compensate abuse survivors. You can read some of the bankruptcy filings and learn what the bankruptcy likely means for abuse survivors by clicking here.
If you or someone you love was sexually abused by a Scout leader or someone associated with the Boy Scouts of America, please contact us to learn your options and to ensure your rights are protected.
Interviews Regarding the Boy Scouts Bankruptcy: Some of our clients have decided to speak out regarding the Boy Scouts bankruptcy and what it means to them. Our lawyers have also been featured in a number of news stories about the bankruptcy because of our long history of helping Boy Scout abuse survivors and our work in a large number of the Catholic bankruptcies. You can read or watch some of the stories by clicking on the links below:
- “Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid sexual abuse lawsuits” (CBS)
- “Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy. Hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits are now on hold” (CNN)
- “Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy, urge victims to step forward” (AP)
- “Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy after sex abuse lawsuits” (Fox News)
- “Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid wave of potential lawsuits” (Washington Post)
- “Why the Boy Scouts Are Bankrupt and What It Means For Families” (Yahoo News)
You can read more stories involving our clients and attorneys by clicking here.
The truth about the Boy Scouts "Perversion Files"
The public is finally learning about the Boy Scouts’ “perversion” files, which our attorneys first obtained almost two decades ago. These files show BSA knew for decades how sexual predators were using Scouts to abuse children. Despite that knowledge, BSA failed to take adequate steps to change their policies until the mid-1980s. That was too late to protect thousands of children.
This website is provided by attorneys who have focused their lives on representing abuse survivors. It is a resource for those survivors, as well as lawyers who need help prosecuting their claims.
Important Note: Some recent reports in 2019 have suggested there is a “new” list of Boy Scout leaders from the “perversion” files. This is not accurate. The publicly available files, which you can read on this website, were released many years ago and that is the source of the “new” list. This is important for people to know because there are likely hundreds, if not thousands, of Scout leaders who are identified in files that have not yet been made public. We have represented many people who were abused by Scout leaders whose names were not in the publicly available files, so please do not be discouraged or think you will not be believed if a particular Scout leader’s name is not in the files.
You can watch or read about some of our client’s stories, as well as interviews with some of our lawyers. Our clients who are featured in these stories chose to come forward and share their experiences.