In an article about the future of the Boy Scouts of America, The Washington Post discussed the recent sexual abuse lawsuit we filed against the Boy Scouts.
You can read The Washington Post’s article here.
That lawsuit was filed this past August by our Stewart Eisenberg and Josh Schwartz in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of their client S.D. S.D. alleges that when he was a Boy Scout in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the 1970s, he was assaulted hundreds of times by a former scoutmaster.
The lawsuit was announced during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., hosted by Abused in Scouting. Abused in Scouting is a group of lawyers from three firms— including Eisenberg Rothweiler—who have banded together to take on the Boy Scouts.
At the press conference, Stewart announced that Abused in Scouting has almost 800(now more than 1000) former Boy Scouts as clients, ranging in age from 14 to 88. At least 450 alleged abusers of those former Scouts do not appear in the Boy Scouts’ ineligible volunteer files (also known as the “perversion files”).
Dozens of media outlets across the country covered the press conference, the lawsuit, and the disclosure of these previously unknown alleged abusers, including:
- ABC News
- CBS News
- The Los Angeles Times
- NBC News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer
- USA Today
- The Wall Street Journal
- The Washington Post
If you are a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a leader in the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.abusedinscouting.com to learn more about your legal rights and to schedule a confidential free consultation.