Dennis Hastert Faces Lawsuit Over Alleged Sex Abuse Hush Money
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is being sued for $1.8 million by a man who says Hastert molested him, then didn't pay hush money they agreed on.By Grant Suneson | April 25, 2016
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is facing a lawsuit from a man who says Hastert molested him as a teenager.
The plaintiff, referred to as James Doe, accused Hastert of using his status as a coach and family friend to abuse him at a wrestling camp in Illinois more than 30 years ago. Doe said the abuse caused him to suffer panic attacks and depression.
The suit claims Doe later confronted Hastert and that the former Republican congressman agreed to pay Doe $3.5 million in restitution.