Sexual abuse: in the United States, insurers called upon

Posted on Oct 10, 2021, 12:29 PMUpdated Oct 10, 2021, 12:44 PM

Beyond the Sauvé report in France, sexual abuse and its reparation are also a subject of debate in the United States. In September, insurer The Hartford said it had reached a financial agreement with the Boy Scouts of America, as part of the compensation for young victims of sexual abuse. On a compensation of 1 billion dollars (860 million euros), 787 million dollars will be provided by the insurer of Connecticut, at the end of a long procedure. The additional $ 250 million will be provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormon Church.

This agreement is only part of a file which has identified more than 80,000 victims. Other components including in particular another insurer (Century Indemnity) are still under negotiation. With abuses that often extend over decades and changes in insurers over time, the latter are passing the buck on the assumption of responsibility for the damages.

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