IRVING, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America is considering bankruptcy as sexual abuse lawsuits pile up.
In recent years, the organization has seen an increase in the number of people suing, alleging it did not do enough to prevent sexual predators from becoming scout leaders.READ MORE: Former Patients Fight For Stronger Laws After North Texas Doctor Accused Of Assault Walks Free
According to the Wall Street Journal, one of the organization’s top leaders sayid they have a both a social and moral obligation to fairly compensate victims that sue… but still need to continue operations uninterrupted.READ MORE: 25% Of Parents Don't Plan On Getting Children Vaccinated Against COVID-19, Kaiser Family Foundation Study Finds
The paper reports filing for bankruptcy would stop civil proceedings and give the Boy Scouts an opportunity to negotiate settlements.
There are more than 2,000,000 youth members in the organization nationwide.MORE NEWS: North Texan Experiencing 'Sleepless Nights' Over Parents In India During COVID-19 Surge
To this day the organization maintains they never knowingly hired a sexual predator to work with members.