Childhood sexual abuse victims urge the Boy Scouts of America to take control of the youth group’s multi-billion dollar bankruptcy case. You can save the future of the Boy Scout while compensating those who suffered from his history of abuse.
An official committee representing victims of sexual abuse said that since the Boy Scouts were unable to come up with a workable settlement offer, victims should themselves be able to come up with a competing Chapter 11 plan.
“The committee filed this motion because abuse survivors were not being treated fairly under the Scouts’ proposed plan,” said James Stang, an attorney for the committee.
The Boy Scouts have stated that they will have to leave Chapter 11 by the end of the summer for financial reasons, but will not have the support of victim groups who have largely turned down an opening offer.
“We wholeheartedly share the determination and commitment of the Official Torture Committee to equitably compensate survivors,” the Boy Scouts said in a statement.