US Scout organization exposed to large-scale sexual assault, nearly 100,000 victims filed allegations
Data map:American Boy Scout poster. (Agence France-Presse)
Overseas Network, November 17th US media reported that one of the country’s largest youth organizations has been exposed by its leadership for decades. There were 100,000 incidents of sexual abuse, which was shocking.
According to the Associated Press, as of November 17, approximately 95,000 victims of sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) made their allegations. Victims’ attorney Michael Pfau stated that Monday (16th) night is the deadline for those who wish to obtain BSA compensation to submit claims.
BSA said in a statement:”Because of the past abuses in the Scouting movement have affected the lives of many people, and those who bravely stood up, their courage moved us”,”We Heartbroken, it cannot eliminate their pain.” According to reports, in order to avoid payment and settlement claims, BSA filed for bankruptcy in February 2020. Subsequently, BSA transferred the claim back to the compensation fund, but did not specify how much it plans to spend through the fund to compensate the victims.
According to reports, as many states in the United States expand the statute of limitations on allegations of child sexual assault, since 2012, there have been more lawsuits against Boy Scout organizations. That year, BSA was also”bombed” by allegations of sexual abuse. In 2012, the”Los Angeles Times published an internal document detailing the allegations of sexual abuse. The details. The disclosed documents show some suspects in leadership positions at the BSA, such as the chief investigator and unit leaders.
It is reported that the BSA is composed of approximately 2.2 million young members aged 5 to 21, and approximately 800,000 volunteers in the US local councils. According to BSA, the organization provides young people with”interesting life, hands-on learning opportunities and a sense of accomplishment, so that children are in action and ready for today and their future.” (Overseas Network Hou Xingchuan)