Boy vs. Girl as Girl Scouts Sue the Boy Scouts

The Girl Scouts are fighting back! The Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on Monday against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word “Boy” from its flagship program in an effort to attract girls. In the case filed in Manhattan federal court, the Girls Scouts claim […]

Ohio Boy Scout Leader Arrested and Charged with Producing Child Porn

A Boy Scout leader in Ohio was arrested last week charged with the production of child pornography. The man, 39-year-old Thomas Close, also known as Joe Close, admitted to recording underage scouts over a seven-year period. Close is reported to have been the Scoutmaster of Troop 406 in Shelby, Ohio, chartered by the First Evangelical […]

Iowa Boy Scout Abuse Lawsuit Filed

We filed a civil lawsuit last week against the Boy Scouts of America and the Hawkeye Area Council in Iowa for sexual abuse our client suffered as a child in the 1970s. The perpetrator was a volunteer for the Boy Scouts Hawkeye Area Council at the time of the assaults. Our client filed the case […]

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Rocks Catholic Church

The Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report on sex abuse in Pennsylvania Catholic churches was released this week and is the most comprehensive of its kind in the nation.  The report names more than 300 priests as sexual predators and 1,000 child victims of sexual abuse. There have been ten such reports issued by grand juries across […]

Oregon Municipality Hit with Sex Abuse Lawsuit

City officials in Lincoln City will have to contend with a civil lawsuit concerning the behavior of one of its employees. The abuse lawsuit involves a 20-year-old coach from the Lincoln City Youth Sports Program. This is the first lawsuit related to sexual abuse inflicted on youth by Lincoln City Youth Sports Coach Tyler Lopez. […]

Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse Against Cardinal McCarrick Force Removal from Ministry

The Vatican says sex abuse allegations against American Cardinal Theodore McCarrick are credible and has removed him from public ministry. McCarrick, now 87, is accused of sexually abusing a teenager 50 years ago, when McCarrick was a priest. Rumors have circulated about McCarrick and young seminarians since he was the bishop of Metuchen, New Jersey […]

US House Votes to Ban Child Sex Dolls and Robots

It seems nauseating to think that we needed a law for this, but the US House of Representatives recently voted to ban the sale and import of child sex dolls and robots that “normalize sex between adults and minors.”  The bill was called the CREEPER Act, which stands for Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots […]

Southern Cal Faces Doctor Sex Abuse Scandal

Dr. George Tyndall, a former University of Southern California doctor, is accused of sexually abusing and harassing at least 52 women when he was the gynecologist at the university’s health center. Tyndall was at the university for almost 30 years before leaving quietly last year. University President C. L. Max Nikias resigned in the face […]

Idaho Catholic Church Facing Overdue Sex Abuse Spotlight

Several men have come forward to accuse Idaho priest of child molestation. As an investigative report in The Idaho Statesman explains:   To date, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise has avoided the level of public criticism over abuse cases that took place in cities such as Spokane and Portland. [This] account, and the February […]

Michigan State Will Pay Nassar Abuse Victims $500 Million

Michigan State University has agreed to pay $500 million in settlement to sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar.  $425 million will go immediately to 332 survivors who were sexually abused Nassar.  $75 million will go into a fund to pay additional victims who come forward in the future. Nassar, the disgraced head […]

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