Minnesota: Catholic Church offers $132 million to settle sex abuse claims
A huge lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is not dying down. The church has offered to pay a $132 million settlement under a modified bankruptcy reorganization plan, which is two times the amount previously offered to the victims who were sexually abused by priests in the district. The prosecutors representing 450 victims claim that the sum is too low and that the church is hiding the fact that it can afford much more.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota has offered to pay $132 million in order to settle hundreds of child sex abuse claims against its clergy. The settlement attempt falls under the framework of a modified reorganization plan aimed at preventing the planned bankruptcy of the two cities’ clergy.
The archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has stated that its plan would be the second largest bankruptcy settlement program of its kind in the US as a result of pedophilia claims. The aforementioned settlement offer, which is two times the $65 million amount previously offered by the archdiocese, was rejected by the plaintiffs.
The lawyers representing the nearly 450 victims rejected the offer asserting that the sum is too low and even accused the church of attempting to hide the fact that it can afford much more.