Abuse Law FAQ

August 9, 2021
Should I go directly to Thacher School RAINN to address my complaint?

This is an option. However, we encourage all survivors of child sexual abuse to seek legal counsel to ensure that all options are evaluated.

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August 9, 2021
What is the Thacher School support fund?

The “support fund” is a partnership between the Thacher administration and Board of Trustees to provide assistance with therapy related to the trauma of sexual misconduct endured as a student at Thacher School. The fund is managed and operated by RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network).

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August 9, 2021
Who was identified in the Thacher report as perpetrators?

Six alleged perpetrators were identified: Willard “Bill” Wyman, Timothy Regan, Derick Perry, Dana Vancisin, Rod “Jake” Jacobsen, and John Friborg. In addition, the report details alleged concerted efforts by former Thacher administrators to cover-up complaints and deflect blame on to the teenage victims who went to them for help.

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August 9, 2021
What were the findings of the Thacher School Report?

A June 2021 report from The Thacher School shows four decades of misconduct at one of America’s most elite boarding schools. Thacher school acknowledged four decades of sexual misconduct, harassment, and “boundary crossing” by faculty members at the $64,700-a-year private boarding academy. The 90-page report was released to the public by the Thacher trustees, who […]

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September 20, 2020
When did the Boy Scouts of America File for Bankruptcy?

On February 17, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In response to increasing litigation stemming from years of failing to protect boys from being abused by its leaders, the Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, seeking relief from the mounting claims. Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a specific […]

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October 3, 2019
Why should I get legal representation first?

There are many potential remedies for each case of child sexual abuse. We recommend legal representation because it allows each individual to evaluate all their options. Legal representation opens avenues for both financial and non-monetary outcomes that help protect children in the future.

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