DOVER, Del. (AP) — Two years after filing for Chapter 11 protection amid a flood of child sex abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America has reached a tentative settlement with an official bankruptcy committee representing more than 80,000 men who say they were molested as children by Scout leaders and others. The settlement, which was announced yesterday, comes two weeks before a hearing at which a judge in Delaware will hear arguments to confirm the Scouts’ proposed reorganization plan. All told, the compensation fund would total more than $2.6 billion — the largest aggregate sexual abuse settlement in U.S. history.
Photo: FILE – Boy Scout uniform badge is detailed during a news conference at the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas, Feb. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)