Yeshiva U. Sued for $380M Over Allegations of Abuse Cover-Up

July 9, 2013

Yeshiva University has been sued for $380 million by 19 former students of the high school it runs, who allege a cover-up of sexual abuse by a teacher and administrator there, The Forward reported. The abuse is alleged to have taken place in the 1970s and 1980s, and Yeshiva officials have admitted that they did not notify authorities of the charges when they heard about them. Normally the statute of limitations on such charges would have passed, but the lawyer for the ex-students is focusing on what the suit says was a fraudulent covering up of the abuse. Not only did the university not turn over the accused to authorities, but the university treated them as honorable people, making victims uncertain of what to do and unaware that others were being abused. The university declined to comment on the suit.


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