Boy Scouts sex abuse claimants could get settlement payment by about Nov. 15

Pacific Daily News

Oct. 30, 2019

By Haidee V. Eugenio

Men who were molested decades ago by a priest who also served as a Boy Scouts of America scout master could receive settlement payments by middle of November.

District Court of Guam Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood approved the Boy Scouts’ proposed settlement with 44 additional child sex abuse claimants, all represented by attorney Michael Berman.

All the settlement amounts, however, are confidential.

Berman said the 44 claimants could expect to receive their settlement payments by “approximately Nov. 15.”

More: From a culture of silence to cover-ups: How Guam ended up with 280 clergy sex abuse claims

Each child sex abuse claim was evaluated on its own merit, so the amount of payouts vary.

“A lot of my clients have had a very hard life. It’s a challenge for them every day,” Berman said Thursday.

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