Yeshiva’s Sex-Abuse Defense Raises Eyebrows

Courthouse News Service


MANHATTAN (CN) – At a tense hearing Thursday, an attorney for Yeshiva University drew the ire of appellate judges by claiming that the clock of the statute of limitations started ticking the moment that rabbis allegedly victimized their high school students.

Thirty-four former students of the Yeshiva University High School for Boys sued the university, its directors and administrations in New York in 2013 for $380 million, for the “horrific abuse” they said they endured between 1968 and 1998.

Now in their late 30s and early 60s, the former students claim that the school knew about the assaults and did nothing to stop them.

Rabbi George Finkelstein “preyed on the children of Holocaust survivors,” and Rabbi Macy Gordon sodomized a 16-year-old boy with a toothbrush, according to allegations of the graphic , 148-page complaint.

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