A lawyer for Yeshiva University, Karen Bitar, told Judge Koeltl that YU would file a motion to dismiss the suit. “It is a very old case” that is based solely on allegations that are decades old, she reportedly said as justification.
At least 12 More Alleged Victims To Join Child Sex Abuse Suit Against Yeshiva University As YU Moves To Have Suit Dismissed Because The Allegations Are "Old"
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
At least twelve more former students of Yeshiva University’s boys high school have joined the lawsuit against YU alleging that school administrators covered up decades of sexual and physical abuse by staff and at least one outsider against its students, the New York Post reported late yesterday.
Kevin Mulhearn, who is one of the attorneys representing 19 former students at YU’s Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy in Manhattan reportedly told Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan Federal Court yesterday that he will update the lawsuit to include the new victims.
The sex and physical abuse by rabbis and others allegedly occurred between 1969 and 1989. The suit currently demands $380 million in compensation – although that amount could presumably be increased as more victims come on board.
A lawyer for Yeshiva University, Karen Bitar, told Judge Koeltl that YU would file a motion to dismiss the suit.
“It is a very old case” that is based solely on allegations that are decades old, she reportedly said as justification.
Another attorney representing six other former YU high school students reportedly said that his clients are about to file their own suit against YU after failing to reach a settlement with YU representatives.
[Hat Tip: The Lion.]