Scouts Honor by Patrick Boyle exposed decades of sexual abuse and cover-up in the Boy Scouts of America. In the process of writing his book, Mr. Boyle accumulated many of the perversion files that have been widely distributed in the past few weeks, including the files that we have been using for nearly a decade to show that the Boy Scouts failed to protect children from being sexually abused.
Next week, more than 20,000 perversion files will be released by the attorneys in Oregon who successfully used the files in 2010 to obtain an $18M verdict against the Boy Scouts. Some attorneys have been in the news recently who are wrongfully trying to take credit for our efforts with the perversion files and those of the Oregon attorneys. If you or someone you love survived abuse while a Boy Scout, please research your options before contacting an attorney to ensure you talk with someone who has actually done the hard work to hold the Boy Scouts accountable.