19 People Sue Boy Scouts Of America Over Alleged Sexual Abuse
Nineteen people are suing Boy Scouts of America. A lawyer called it the largest lawsuit against the organization in terms of the number of accusers.By Christine Slusser | November 17, 2015
Nearly 20 people, seventeen of them former Boy Scouts in Connecticut, have claimed in a lawsuit that their scoutmaster sexually abused them between 1963 and 1975.
The lawsuit is against Boy Scouts of America. The accused scoutmaster, Donald Dennis, died two years ago.
The plaintiff's attorney, Brooke Goff, said one client was molested more than 1,000 times. The Hartford Courant says the lawsuit, according to the lawyer, "is the largest against the national group in terms of number of possible victims."