Archibald Scandal


Sex abuse accuser takes Rockefeller University to court to see what the school knew about Dr. Reginald M. Archibald, who is named as molester

A former Rockland County judge who has accused a Rockefeller University doctor of sexually abusing him is demanding a judge unseal 60-year-old grand jury records that may shed light on what university officials knew, when they knew it and whether they should have acted. The application to unseal the records, filed Friday in Manhattan Supreme Court, requests the court make public transcripts and physical evidence presented to a grand jury in 1960 and 1961 as part of a probe into Dr. Reginald M. Archibald. “Judge Apotheker, along with hundreds of other victims and ...

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Lawsuit: Staten Island man among sex-abuse victims of infamous doctor

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A Staten Island man claims in a lawsuit that he was sexually abused as a child at a boys club in Manhattan by a doctor who has been the subject of numerous accusations at a hospital. The Marsh Law Firm filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan against the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club, formerly known as the Madison Square Boys Club (MSBC), on behalf of 20 alleged sex-abuse survivors under the Child Victims Act. The victims now live throughout the United States in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, New Jersey, New ...

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‘Basketball Diaries’ coach ‘Lefty’ named in Boys & Girls Club sexual abuse lawsuit

Two predators were allowed unfettered access to vulnerable children and their repeated sexual abuse was ignored by staff at the then-Madison Square Boys Club, according to 20 plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit filed in New York on Monday. The Madison Square Boys Club was the original Boys Club in New York City and one of the founding members of what eventually became the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Predators were running the institution,” said James Marsh, an attorney whose firm is representing the victims in the case. “People running, funding and directing ...

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Lawsuit: Doctor, Coach Abused Boys At Renowned Youth Club

NEW YORK (AP) — A new lawsuit accuses a well-known New York City boys club of sexual abuse dating to 1950. Monday's lawsuit says a doctor and basketball coach abused 20 boys at what is now the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club. Dr. Reginald Archibald has also been accused of molesting boys at Rockefeller University Hospital. Archibald died in 2007. Ex-club members say he abused them during exams and used his club affiliation to recruit victims to his growth study. Coach Nicholas “Lefty” Antonucci is accused of grabbing boys' genitals. The Associated ...

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Floodgate of Lawsuits from Child Sex Abuse Victims Overwhelm NYC Institutions

Two weeks ago, the Child Victims Act was put into practice in New York, reopening the legal window for the year on past child molestation cases that were prevented by the statute of limitation. Already, 570 lawsuits have been filed. One Manhattan hospital, where a serial predator practiced for decades, has already settled with over 200 victims, even before their claims reached a court. As reported by the NY Post, at Rockefeller University Hospital, the deceased pedophile pediatrician Reginald Archibald may have abused over 1,000 children. A rush of cases brought ...

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Child Victims Act lawsuits pile up as Rockefeller University Hospital settles 200-plus

The Child Victims Act, passed by the state legislature in February, opened a “look back” window on Aug. 14 — a one-year chance to bring old cases to court. An avalanche of claims has already begun to hit local courts, and more than a dozen states are considering similar measures to extend the statute of limitations on sex crimes against children. “It’s growing daily,” said Manhattan attorney Jennifer Freeman of the Marsh Law Firm. Marsh, which also represents more than 200 alleged Archibald victims and has filed suit on behalf of 45 of them so far, ...

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N.Y. suspended its statute of limitations on child sex abuse. A flood of claims emerged.

People who were sexually abused as children often need years to process what they’ve endured. By then, it’s often too late to take legal action against those responsible. But New York and a dozen other states are exploring changing the statutes of limitations. Lisa Desjardins reports and talks to Gail Coleman, a plaintiff in one of the New York sex abuse cases, and her attorney, Jennifer Freeman.

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Long Island Hit With Dozens Of Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Under Child Victims Act

Since Aug. 14, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed across New York State related to the Child Victims Act, which went into effect that day. The law, signed in February by Governor Andrew Cuomo, gives a one-year grace period, eliminating the statute of limitations for sexual abuse victims. Suits have already been filed against every Catholic diocese in the state, Boy Scouts of America, Rockefeller University, schools, hospitals, nonprofits and other organizations. Marsh Law Firm PLLC and Pfau, Cochran, Vertetis, Amala PLLC filed a suit against Rockefeller University ...

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Hundreds of sexual abuse cases filed under new law, but Lower Hudson Valley cases sparse

When the first day of the one-year window to file historic sexual abuse lawsuits ended, a clearer picture of where and who the cases will focus on emerged. One of most prolific abusers identified earlier this year by The Journal News/lohud, Dr. Reginal Archibald, started having lawsuits filed against his employer, the Rockefeller University Hospital. James Marsh of New York-based Marsh Law explained why it’s customary to not include dollar amounts in the initial filings in civil cases in New York. “It’s disfavored as part of New York law to include ...

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Hundreds of lawsuits expected in New York after statute lifted on old child abuse cases

The state of New York on Wednesday began a one-year waiver of statute of limitations on civil child sex abuse lawsuits, with hundreds of lawsuits expected to be filed on the first day, according to The Associated Press. The state legislature earlier this year passed the Child Victims Act (CVA), which allowed the one-year “lookback” window. The Marsh Law Firm and Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala, which is representing Vajda, is also representing Raul Diaz, who alleges abuse by his scoutmaster, in his suit against the Boy Scouts. The firm is also ...

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