January-February 2021 – Even after the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy early last year, sexual abuse claims against the BSA are still rising. At press time, the number of accusers had exceeded 88,500, with accusers’ ages ranging from 8 to 93.
“We knew the problem was severe, and we knew it had been neglected by the Boy Scout organization for too long,” said Christopher Hurley. Hurley is a partner in a law firm representing 4,000 BSA abuse survivors. He continued, “With 88,500 victims, the breadth and depth of the problem now feels overwhelming.”