New allegations against BOY SCOUTS; More than 100 troop leaders to be named...
Alarming new claims of sexual abuse have surfaced against the Boy Scouts of America, accusing thousands of leaders of abuse.
The allegations came to light Monday night and a group of alleged victims were expected to hold a press conference in New York Tuesday to speak out publicly, alleging a pattern of sexual abuse within the scouting organization.
The victims’ attorney, Jeff Anderson, called it a system of denial and cover-ups. He claims the BSA has files of child abusers within their ranks, going back to the 1940s.
“The lives of the survivors and their families have been shattered and destroyed in so many ways,” Anderson said. He says the new allegations accuse more than 7,000 leaders of abuse, with more than 100 in New York.
Attorneys in New Jersey also plan a news conference Tuesday, where they plan to release the names of 50 Boy Scout leaders who worked in the state.
Anderson plans to file multiple lawsuits against the Boy Scouts on behalf of the victims and demands the organization hand over their files, including names of those accused of abuse.
The BSA told News 4 in a statement that they “care deeply about all victims of child sex abuse and sincerely apologize to anyone who was harmed during their time in Scouting.”