Jeffrey Epstein’s estate opened a fund to compensate sexual abuse victims. The fund closed in August, paying roughly $121 million to more than 135 survivors.
The Erie Diocese paid $31.35 million to handle clergy sex abuse claims. The diocese paid $16.6 million directly to survivors from its victim compensation fund.
The Diocese of Pittsburgh has settled 224 sexual abuse claims for $19.2 million through its victim compensation fund.
The Richmond Diocese published a report on the conclusion of its victim compensation program. The diocese will pay $6.3 million to 51 survivors.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese paid $50 million to more than 200 sex abuse victims. The compensation was paid through the archdiocese's compensation fund.
The economic effects of COVID-19 are impacting Catholic dioceses facing sexual abuse claims. The pandemic may lead to more bankruptcies and affect proceedings.