Legal Brief: More Reports of Boy Scout Abuse Surface

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The group Abused in Scouting is saying that has collected hundreds of previously unreported claims of Boy Scout abuse from men who were abused as children.

Stewart Eisenberg, a Philadelphia attorney, is a lead lawyer with Abused in Scouting. He is representing one victim in his efforts to seek justice against the organization.

Stewart Eisenberg can be reached at 888-644-4288.

Video Transcript:

I’m Rob Rosenthal with AskTheLawyers.com and this is an AskTheLawyers.com legal brief. The number of children abused by leaders in the Boy Scouts of America is apparently even higher than first thought. That’s according to a group of lawyers suing the Boy Scouts that says they have uncovered hundreds of previously unreported cases of sexual abuse.

Over the past several months, the organization Abused in Scouting has collected hundreds of reports from around the country from men between the ages of 14 and 88 who claim they were assaulted or harassed during their time in the scouts. One plaintiff in this lawsuit, referred to by his initials as SD to preserve his privacy, is being represented by one of the lead lawyers from Abused in Scouting, Philadelphia attorney Stewart Eisenberg of the law firm Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg and Jack.

He says:

“There hasn’t been the attention that needs to be brought to this issue. It’s a widespread problem. It’s a problem where boys have been sexually abused and it’s difficult for men to come forward and break the silence and break their shame for what happened to them when they were children.”

He goes on to say:

“More attention has been placed on the Catholic Church and the religious organizations rather than scouting. And we hope to bring attention to the issue and focus on the victims who have suffered all these years.”

Spurred by reports that the Boy Scouts organization is considering Chapter 11 bankruptcy which would narrow the window in which victims could be compensated, Abused in Scouting began gathering information from alleged victims around the country. Eisenberg says this is just the first of many lawsuits against the BSA to come, and so far most of the victims are from Texas, California, and Florida.

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