The organization announced on Thursday that it had reached an agreement with lawyers representing three sexual harassment groups over the past decade.
The largest organization of the Boy Scouts of America (PSA), the American scout movement, agreed to pay $ 850 million to a group of about 60,000 people. Victims of sexual harassment by caregivers. This is the largest compensation of its kind in history.
The organization announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with lawyers representing three groups of victims of sexual harassment over the past decade. This is the result of a joint lawsuit filed in 2012 involving more than 5,000 internal documents of subpoenas accused of harassment.
The solution must be approved
This settlement was one of the largest agreements in history, concluded by the Catholic Church in terms of the size and number of victims. However, this does not mean that the case is considered the biggest sexual abuse scandal in American history. The settlement has yet to be approved by the court, and other cases brought against the organization remain unresolved.
Dissatisfaction with the settlement was expressed by the insurers of the system, who would have to pay a large portion of the compensation. They criticized the PSA for not including them in the negotiations.
The PSA, the largest scout body in the United States, hopes to end the bankruptcy proceedings that began following the wave of lawsuits and allow it to proceed. According to AB, the PSA lost more than half of its members last year and now stands at 762,000. This is not only the result of a scandal, but also an epidemic and the depth of previous trends. At its peak, the organization had more than 4 million scouts.
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