By Randall Chase, Associated Press
The Boy Scouts of America’s process of dealing with decades of sexual abuse allegations has entered a new phase. Now that the deadline for abuse survivors to file claims has passed, the organization will work with a bankruptcy judge to…
The Scouts’ initial bankruptcy documents state that 275 lawsuits are pending in state and federal courts across the country, and that attorneys for survivors estimate another 1,400 claims will be filed.
By Pamela Foohey, The Conversation
In our news wrap Tuesday, China’s outbreak of novel coronavirus may be slowing, with new cases falling below 2,000 for two days in a row. The country is enforcing mass quarantines and increased surveillance. Also, Afghan election officials announced that…
The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy, with officials saying the move is the only way they can deal with the growing number of sexual abuse lawsuits and still maintain scouting programs for its current members. But, as…
By John Yang, Ryan Connelly Holmes
By Brady McCombs, David Crary, Associated Press
The change brings excitement and some melancholy for members of the faith and may push the Boy Scouts closer to the brink of bankruptcy as it faces a new wave of sex abuse lawsuits.
For decades, the Boy Scouts of America maintained a confidential blacklist of staff and volunteers accused of sexual abuse. The magnitude of that list, known internally as the perversion files, is only now being realized. John Yang talks to Jeff…
By David Crary, Associated Press
Sexual abuse settlements have already strained the Boy Scouts' finances to the point where the organization is exploring "all available options," including Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The Boy Scouts of America is declining to confirm or deny a report that it may seek bankruptcy protection in the face of declining membership and sex-abuse litigation.
By PBS NewsHour
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