The Boy Scouts of America were founded in 1910, and over these past 110 years, they have had more than 130 million young people participate in their youth development programs. In addition, over 35 million adults have helped the BSA carry out their mission. A number of these adults took advantage and sexually abused some of the youths participating in programs for the Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouts, Sea Scouts, Venturing, and STEM Scouts. There have been allegations that the BSA knew about some of these events, but were not forthcoming.
Because of these allegations of sexual abuse, in February 2020, the Boy Scouts of America filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Thousands of claims are being filed through the bankruptcy court, and the Law Offices of Donald G. Norris are representing many of these alleged victims.
A deadline of NOVEMBER 16, 2020 has been issued by the bankruptcy court for alleged victims to file a sexual abuse claim against the BSA. If you were abused while participating in a Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouts, Sea Scouts, Venturing or STEM Scouts program, there is still time to file a claim. If you experienced any of the types of abuse described below, please contact our firm at (213)487-8880.
- Sexual conduct or misconduct, sexual abuse or molestation, sexual exploitation, sexual touching, sexualized interaction, sexual comments about a person’s body, or other verbal or non-verbal behaviors that facilitated, contributed to, or led up to abuse, regardless of whether or not such behavior was itself sexual or against the law, and regardless of whether the child thought the behavior was sexual abuse at the time.
- Sexual abuse includes behavior between a child and an adult and between a child and another child, in each instance without regard to whether such activity involved explicit force, whether such activity involved genital or other physical contact, and whether the child associated the abuse with any physical, psychological, or emotional harm.
- Sexual abuse involves behaviors including penetration or fondling of the child’s body, other body-on-body contact, or non-contact, behaviors such as observing or making images of a child’s naked body, showing or making pornography, or having children behave in sexual behavior as a group.
The Law Offices of Donald G. Norris have represented many victims of sexual abuse. We are here to explain your rights, and to help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Please contact us for a free and confidential consultation.