It's the largest in a child sexual abuse case in American history.
Tens of thousands of people who say they were sexually abused while scouts and filed suit against the Boy Scouts of America have reached an $850 million settlement, the largest in a child sexual abuse case in United States history.
More than 84,000 people are part of the lawsuit against the 110-year-old organization, which has been plagued with claims of abuse from volunteers and leaders since the 1960s. The Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year as it faced mounting legal costs to defend itself against claims of sexual abuse against boys.
That is just an unfathomable number of abuse victims. It must have been widely known for decades that if you were a sick and twisted pedo, the Boy Scouts is the organization for you. God have mercy.