When legislators in New York passed the Child Victims Act in 2019, it was prompted by an understanding that survivors of sexual abuse were struggling to heal and needed help. Outdated laws kept them from finding justice through the courts, and the institutions which had fostered the abuse were slow to respond on their own.
What the legislators did not understand, perhaps, was how pervasive the sexual abuse of children had been across the state and the sheer number of individuals who had been victimized.
More than 9,200 complaints have been filed as part of ...
The civil action lawsuit is one of thousands filed under the Child Victims Act against individuals, schools, churches and youth organizations. Last August, the law allowed survivors of child sexual abuse one year to file claims against those responsible for abuse regardless of how long ago the incident took place.
Nearly a year later, there were 3,797 suits as of late last week filed according to the New York Office of Court Administration, with 109 filed in Westchester, six in Dutchess and four in Rockland. New York County ...
Child abuse survivor Ron Samuel, one of 80 accusers of reputed serial sexual predator Dr. Reginald Archibald in the latest Child Victims Act lawsuit against Rockefeller University, wanted his name in the court papers.
“It’s important to come forward and discuss what happened, and protect other people,” he told the Daily News. “I have no problem exposing my name. I don’t want to be shut down in any manner. I wanted to come forward with the full story.”
The latest sordid tales of Archibald’s decades of sick sexual behavior with children were contained in ...
Eighty more names were added to the list of men and women accusing a New York City hospital of knowing, and not preventing, a prominent pediatric specialist from sexually abusing and taking naked photographs of child patients.
Over the past year, more than 100 individuals have come forward regarding abuse they said they endured decades ago under the care of Dr. Reginald Archibald, a pediatric endocrinologist at Rockefeller University Hospital.
Dr. Reginald Archibald
The Marsh law firm is filing a group claim today on behalf ...
A lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses a former doctor at Rockefeller University Hospital in Manhattan of sexually abusing 80 children — mostly boys — over a four-decade span under the guise of treating them for growth disorders.
The lawsuit follows one filed last year by another 40 alleged victims against the late Dr. Reginald Archibald, whom a lawyer for the plaintiffs called the most prolific pedophile in New York State, if not U.S., history.
“It was at least hundreds, and perhaps thousands” of victims, said Jennifer Freeman, an attorney in the Wh...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...