The terrible crimes committed by clergy members of the Catholic Church continued for over 50 years and affected thousands. Recently, these abuses have resulted in thousands of cases against the Catholic Church and billions of dollars paid to survivors. To date, the Catholic Church and its dioceses have paid over $4 billion in lawsuit settlements to abuse survivors.
According to Business Insider the Catholic Church may be the largest recipient of PPP loans in the entire country amounting to at least 1.4 Billion dollars and possibly as high as 3.5 billion dollars. These loans may never be repaid.
The Boy Scouts of America have been in the headlines for the past few years for a few big issues. While it may be easy to get distracted by the bankruptcy, we can’t forget about the sexual abuse cases that have made headlines. As victims come forward it gives others that have been abused the courage to step forward as well. But, when it comes to sex abuse cases, are the Boy Scouts protecting the wrong people?
Sexual abuse has been an ongoing issue among the clergy of the Catholic Church. This is nothing new. However, it is also an issue on the campuses of Catholic colleges and universities. There are many cases that have gone unreported, leaving the victims without justice. Even in the cases where the campus and church responded, there is a gap in justice for the victims.
In light of the increasing number of sexual abuse allegations coming from brave survivors who choose to speak out, the Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy chapter 11. What does the Boy Scouts bankruptcy mean exactly? Why have they done it? What does it mean for you? Continue reading.
The Boy Scouts of America presents itself as a wholesome family-friendly organization, but underneath the surface they have hurt thousands of boys by perpetuating and covering up child sexual abuse. Boy scout sexual abuse has run rampant for as long as the organization has existed, but only fairly recently has it been uncovered. Thanks to the brave survivors who understand why speaking out matters, justice is near for the boys who faced this unspeakable abuse at the hands of those meant to guide and protect them.
Sexual abuse can leave a survivor with emotional scars, and due to the “secrecy” aspect that perpetators take advantage of, it can also leave survivors feeling isolated and alone. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources to help on the path to healing from this trauma. Not all of them may be helpful, but hopefully at least one or two will resonate and may help you feel more powerful and supported.
Sexual abuse is a horrific crime with no set procedure on how or when to heal, no matter when it happened or what the circumstances were. Surviving sexual abuse is an uneven road that looks different for every individual. During this process, it’s important to be kind to yourself and, if possible, to accept help from loved ones and to find a professional who can help you work out your emotions in a healthy way. Victims of sex abuse by the Catholic Church and Boy Scouts of America can have hope.
Yes, you can sue! If you are a victim of the Catholic Church sex abuse, the window is still open to filing a lawsuit. Survivors and their families continue to rise up and speak out against their abusers in the Church. The Church has already seen $4 billion in settlements, with another $4 billion likely to come. You have until December 31st, 2020 to get your lawsuit filed, no matter when the abuse occurred. Arizona opened a window in the statute of limitations to allow more time for you to file your suit.
Decades of sexual abuse by Catholic priests is turning into decades of successful claims against the church. After trying to cover up these crimes and abuses, the Church has paid over $4 billion in settlements. It appears as though there are billions more to come. Sexual assault is a serious crime, and the courts are working with victims to ensure they get justice. How much has the Catholic Church paid to abuse victims? That’s a long story.
A victim of sexual abuse by the Boy Scouts of America does not want to hear that time has run out on getting justice. They don’t need to hear phrases like “Statute of Limitations.” What they need is their day in court. They need to help prevent this from happening to other boys. They need justice. So, how does the statute of limitations affect your Boy Scouts sexual abuse lawsuit here in Arizona? There’s good news.