Archibald Scandal


Child sexual abuse survivors deal with bankruptcy, old evidence after laws extend statute of limitations

Although lawsuits like his may provide catharsis, they offer no promise of speedy legal relief. In some cases, independent corroborating evidence is gone or nonexistent, making it difficult to prove plaintiffs' claims. The alleged assailants may have died, leaving the accusers to sue the Boy Scouts, religious organizations, schools, foster care providers and other children-focused groups they believe enabled their abusers. That legal strategy requires plaintiffs to prove the organizations had reason to know about the abusers' conduct. Additionally, the ...

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Attorney Discusses Level Of Response To Groundbreaking ‘Child Victims Act’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv2Ryo9WjKg Jennifer Freeman shares her insight on the law, which opens a one-year window for molestation claims to be filed no matter how long ago it happened.

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Violence faite aux femmes : l’État de New York change ses lois

En cette Journée internationale pour l'élimination de la violence à l'égard des femmes, des manifestations ont eu lieu aujourd'hui dans plusieurs pays. Selon les Nations unies, une femme sur trois subit, au cours de sa vie, des violences physiques ou sexuelles, souvent lorsqu'elle est mineure. Depuis l'explosion du mouvement « Me Too », il y a deux ans, une vingtaine d'États américains ont modifié leurs lois pour allonger les délais de prescription. Des dizaines de milliers de victimes ont ainsi pu entamer des poursuites contre leurs agresseurs. Et l'État de ...

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

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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

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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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