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Boy Scouts of America named in WNY CVA lawsuit

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Boy Scouts of America named in WNY CVA lawsuit

GOOD EVENING --JEFF IS OFF TONIGHT.WE ARE JUSBEGINNING TO SEETHE EFFECT THECHILD VICTIMS ACT ISHAVING OINSTITUTIONS THATSERVE THOUSANDSOF PEOPLE INWESTERN NEW YORK.THAT INCLUDES ALAWSUIT THAT HASBEEN FILED AGAINSTTHE BOY SCOUTS OFAMERICA.TONIGHT --EYEWITNESS NEWSREPORTER NIKKIDEMENTRICONTINUES OURCOVERAGE OF THECHILD VICTIMS ACTLOOKING AT HOW THESCOPE OF THESELAWSUITS EXTENDBEYOND THE DIOCESEOF BUFFALO.12 MINUTES AFTERTHE 12:01 A.M.WINDOW OPENEDWEDNESDAY...NAT POPTHIS 83 PAGE SUITWAS FILED IN ERIECOUNTY COURT...FIVE PLAINTIFFS FILEDAGAINST THE BOYSCOUTS OF AMERICAAND THE GREATNIAGARA FRONTIERCOUNCIL.ATTORNEY VINCENTNAPPO WORKS FORONE OF THESEATTLE-BASED LAWFIRMS REPRESENTINGTHE VICTIMS.I CAN TELL YOU,SPEAKING ON BEHALFOF THE MEN THAT IREPRESENT, THEYWANT PUBLICAWARENESS ABOUTHIS PROBLEM, THEYWANT TO MAKE SURETHE ORGANIZATION ISHELD ACCOUTNABLEAND THEY WANTANSWERS TO KNOWWHY THIS HAPPENED,HOW THIS HAPPENED,HOW MANY PEOPLEWERE EFFECTED."THE SUIT DETAILSALLEGED SEXUALABUSE BETWEEN THELATE 60'S THROUGHTHE LATE 70S BYFOURSCOUTMASTERS ORASSISTANTSCOUTMASTERS INWESTERN NEW YORK.YOU CAN'T JUST DONOTHING FORDECADES TO WARNPEOPLE TO WARN THEMEN THAT IREPRESENT.THE BOY SCOUTS OFAMERICA ARE AMONGTHE NUMEROUSORGANIZATIONSFORCED TO DEFENDTHEMSELVES IN CIVILLITIGATION.A DAY INTO THE ONE-YEAR LOOK-BACKWINDOW OF THCHILD VICTIMSACT...AND HUNDREDSOF LAWSUITS HAVEBEEN FILED ACROSSTHE STATE.WE JUST FULLYEXPECT THAT EACHTIME SOMEBODYCOMES FORWARD ANDTELLS THEIR STORY ITEMPOWERSSOMEBODY ELSE WHOMAYEB THOUGHT THEYWERE ALONE ORMAYBE THOUGHT HEYIF SHE CAN DO IT, ICAN DO IT OR IF HECOULD DO IT, I CAN DOIT.WITHIN THE LAST 10YEARS...THE BOYSCOUTS'"PERVERSION FILES"WERE MADE PUBLIC.A LIST OF NAMES OFADULT LEADERSACCUSED ORCONVICTEDCRIMINALLY OFABUSING BOYSCOUTS.BUT ATTORNEYS LIKESTEVE BOYD SAYMANY NAMES WERELEFT OUT.THE SCOUTS HAVENOT RELEASED ACOMPREHENSIVE LISTYET AND THAT'SSOMETHING WE'REGOING TO TRY ANDFORCE THEM TO DOOVER THE NEXT YEAR.YA KNOW THAT'SFRANKLY THE BOYSCOUTS SHOULD DOVOLUNTARILY.

THEYSHOUDL RELEASETHESE FILETRANSPARENCY ISALWAYS THE BETTERWAY TO HANDLE THISTYPE OF SITUATION.BOY SCOUTS OFAMERICA RELEASED ALENGTHY -- 8PARAGRAPHSTATEMENTAPOLOGIZING TOVICITMS...ANDENSURING THEY WILLHOLD "ANYONE WHOCOMMITS SEXUALABUSE"ACCOUNTABLE.

THEYSAY THEY COMMIT TOREMOVINGINDIVIDUALS AS SOONAS THEY RECEIVEEVEN ONEALLEGATION OFINAPPROPRIATEBEHAVIOR.LIVE IN THE ST



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