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$2.3B Awarded in Sex Abuse Lawsuit That Named Mormon Church

posted on May 1, 2023

The Associated Press reports that a California jury awarded a woman $2.3 billion in a sexual abuse lawsuit against her stepfather, mother, and local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The church settled its portion of the lawsuit for $1 million in December but did not admit any wrongdoing. AP writes about the lawsuit, “It alleged that the woman repeatedly told church officials, including local bishops, about the sexual abuse but that they failed to report it to law enforcement in violation of church policy and also used ‘intimidation and shaming tactics’ to keep her from telling anyone outside the church.”

Read at The Associated Press