As of Monday, November 16, 2020, the window to file sexual abuse claims against the Boys Scouts of America officially closed. According to The New York Times, an estimated 92,700 survivors bravely came forward to report instances of sexual abuse and misconduct within the organization, most of whom were children when the sexual abuse occurred. These survivors are now seeking monetary damages to compensate them for years/decades of trauma-related pain and suffering inflicted by individuals who were meant to protect them.
The Boy Scouts of America first came under fire for allegations of widespread sexual abuse back in 2007 after six men came forward to report sexual abuse by a scoutmaster. By February 2020, the organization had received a surge of claims so overwhelming that they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
At Slater Slater Schulman LLP, we are proud to be representing more than 14,000 of the approximately 92,000 survivors who filed claims in the Boys Scouts of America bankruptcy. Sexual abuse, particularly when endured as a child, often results in negative impacts that last a lifetime and presents challenges across all aspects of life. Our team is committed to aggressively advocating for our clients in every step of this difficult process to achieve the justice and compensation they deserve.
“The magnitude and continuation of child sexual abuse within the Boy Scouts of America organization is unparalleled— this is the time for its reckoning. We will not rest until our over 14,000 clients get the compensation they deserve. While this won’t give them back the missing pieces of their lives or the innocence that was stolen from them, we hope it will provide the support they need to move forward.“- Adam Slater, Managing Partner.
Slater Slater Schulman LLP represents tens of thousands of sexual abuse survivors throughout the country. Adam Slater’s zealous representation of sexual abuse survivors has resulted in him becoming one of the founding members of an ad hoc bankruptcy committee of unsecured creditors that collectively represents the interests of tens of thousands of survivors of sexual abuse in Scouting.