Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy protection over sexual abuse lawsuits

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy protection over sexual abuse lawsuits

- The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has officially filed for bankruptcy as a result of the legal challenges it is facing from abuse victims

- The organisation said the move is to ensure all the abuse victims are compensated while it also continues to exist

- BSA's president, Roger Mosby, gave an assurance that the organisation is now safer, noting that the majority of the abuse claims happened over 30 years ago

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has filed for bankruptcy protection in the face of mounting lawsuits filed against it over allegations of sexual abuse.

NBC News reports that the organisation filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, February 18, to shield itself from mounting legal costs.

According to a spokesman of the organisation whose name was not mentioned, the bankruptcy protection was filed with two major objectives.

The first is to ensure that all the victims of sexual abuse are adequately compensated while the second objective is to ensure the continued existence of the organisation.

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy protection over sexual abuse lawsuits

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy protection over rising costs from sexual abuse lawsuits
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Legit.ng gathers that it is only the national body of the Boy Scouts that filed for bankruptcy as other local chapters are financially independent.

BSA's president, Roger Mosby, said the organisation is deeply sorry for the development just as he apologised to all the abuse victims.

The organisation further gave the assurance that it is now safer, noting that the majority of the abuse claims happened over 30 years ago.

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In other news, a horrible video of a yet-to-be-identified woman abusing a child has gone viral on social media.

The video that was reportedly shared on Facebook has sparked outrage from Nigerians on social media.

In Nigeria, the issue of child abuse is gradually becoming a topic people fight against either by actively protesting or calling the right authorities to do something about it.

Nigerians have taken to popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, to call for the arrest of the woman who abused her housemaid.

In the video, the woman can be seen slamming her housemaid, who is only a child, on the floor violently.

From watching the video, Legit.ng gathered that the woman had come out of her blue car, calling for the maid to follow her. She forcefully opened the door and her baby, who was sitting close to the door, fell to the floor.

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Source: Legit.ng

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