Survivors have filed nearly 600 lawsuits against the Brooklyn Diocese for protecting abusive priests. Almost 3,000 lawsuits have been filed statewide.
During bankruptcy proceedings, Rockville Centre Diocese released a list of priests accused of sex abuse. The diocese also sold property to compensate victims.
Former NY Bishop Howard Hubbard is facing a seventh lawsuit of child sexual abuse. The recent claim details abuse that allegedly occurred four decades ago.
Citing the financial impacts of abuse claims and the pandemic, the NY Diocese of Rockville Centre and the Diocese of Camden in NJ filed for bankruptcy in Oct.
A deadline was set for victims filing sex abuse claims against the Syracuse Diocese. Victims must file a claim by April 15, 2021, to receive compensation.
In 2020, many states passed or proposed bills to expand the rights of child sex abuse survivors. Although some bills failed, lawmakers continue to fight for victims.