The Child Victims Act Extends Statute Of Limitations On Child Abuse Cases | NBC News Now

The Child Victims Act Extends Statute Of Limitations On Child Abuse Cases | NBC News Now


45 JUDGES HAVE BEEN SET ASIDE TO DEAL WITH THE CASES. DEAL WITH THE CASES.>>NEW YORK’S NOW LAW>>NEW YORK’S NOW LAW DRAMATICALLY EXPANDS THE STATUTE DRAMATICALLY EXPANDS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF OF LIMITATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE TO FILE SUIT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE TO FILE SUIT OR SEEK CRIMINAL PROSECUTION OR SEEK CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AGAINST THEIR ABUSERS, WHETHER AGAINST THEIR ABUSERS, WHETHER INSTITUTIONAL OR INDIVIDUAL. INSTITUTIONAL OR INDIVIDUAL. PREVIOUSLY VICTIMS OF ABUSE IN PREVIOUSLY VICTIMS OF ABUSE IN NEW YORK HAD UNTIL THEIR 23rd NEW YORK HAD UNTIL THEIR 23rd BIRTHDAY TO FILE A CIVIL SUIT OR BIRTHDAY TO FILE A CIVIL SUIT OR SEEK PROSECUTION. SEEK PROSECUTION. NOW VICTIMS IN NEW YORK HAVE NOW VICTIMS IN NEW YORK HAVE UNTIL THEIR 28th BIRTHDAY TO UNTIL THEIR 28th BIRTHDAY TO SEEK FELONY PROSECUTION AND SEEK FELONY PROSECUTION AND UNTIL THEIR 55th BIRTHDAY TO UNTIL THEIR 55th BIRTHDAY TO FILE A CIVIL SUIT. FILE A CIVIL SUIT. THE LAW ALSO CREATES A ONE-YEAR THE LAW ALSO CREATES A ONE-YEAR PERIOD STARTING AUGUST 14th FOR PERIOD STARTING AUGUST 14th FOR ALL VICTIMS OF ABUSE TO FILE ALL VICTIMS OF ABUSE TO FILE CIVIL LAWSUITS NO MATTER HOW CIVIL LAWSUITS NO MATTER HOW LONG AGO THE ABUSE OCCURRED. LONG AGO THE ABUSE OCCURRED. VICTIMS HAVE BEEN PUSHING FOR VICTIMS HAVE BEEN PUSHING FOR THIS LEGISLATION IN NEW YORK FOR THIS LEGISLATION IN NEW YORK FOR WELL OVER A DECADE. WELL OVER A DECADE. ORIGINALLY CHURCHES AND ORIGINALLY CHURCHES AND INSURANCE COMPANIES WERE INSURANCE COMPANIES WERE BITTERLY OPPOSED TO THIS BITTERLY OPPOSED TO THIS LEGISLATION, BUT THE CHURCH LEGISLATION, BUT THE CHURCH AGREED TO A COMPROMISE AS LONG AGREED TO A COMPROMISE AS LONG AS OVER PRIVATE AND PUBLIC AS OVER PRIVATE AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS COULD ALSO BE INSTITUTIONS COULD ALSO BE COVERED BY THE LAW, THEY WOULD COVERED BY THE LAW, THEY WOULD NO LONGER OPPOSE IT. NO LONGER OPPOSE IT. THE AMERICAN INSURANCE THE AMERICAN INSURANCE ASSOCIATION SPEND OVER $100 ASSOCIATION SPEND OVER $100 MILLION LOBBYING AGAINST THIS MILLION LOBBYING AGAINST THIS LEGISLATION. LEGISLATION. WE REACHED OUT TO THEM WE REACHED OUT TO THEM FOR COMMENT BUT THEY WERE FOR COMMENT BUT THEY WERE UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME. UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME. THEY OPPOSED THE RETROACTIVE THEY OPPOSED THE RETROACTIVE LOOKING BACK APPLICATION OF THE LOOKING BACK APPLICATION OF THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. HEARING NATURALLY THAT THIS HEARING NATURALLY THAT THIS WOULD OPEN THE FLOOD GATES TO I WOULD OPEN THE FLOOD GATES TO I NUM ENUMERABLE LAWSUITS. NUM ENUMERABLE LAWSUITS.>>IT’S SHOCKING TO SEE HOW MUCH>>IT’S SHOCKING TO SEE HOW MUCH MONEY AND HOW MUCH TIME YOU MONEY AND HOW MUCH TIME YOU SPENT. SPENT. IT’S NOT ONLY ABOUT IT’S NOT ONLY ABOUT CONCENTRATION. CONCENTRATION. IT’S ALSO A WAY TO EXPOSE PEOPLE IT’S ALSO A WAY TO EXPOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE STILL OUT IN SOCIETY THAT ARE STILL OUT IN SOCIETY DOING EXACTLY WHAT — EXTREMELY DOING EXACTLY WHAT — EXTREMELY DRAINED AND DEPRESSED WOULD BE DRAINED AND DEPRESSED WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT OF — WHEN THE AN UNDERSTATEMENT OF — WHEN THE LAW GOT PASSED IN FEBRUARY, I LAW GOT PASSED IN FEBRUARY, I HAD A LOT OF MIXED FEELINGS. HAD A LOT OF MIXED FEELINGS. I FELT ACCOMPLISHED AND I FELT I FELT ACCOMPLISHED AND I FELT HAPPINESS TO KNOW THAT ALL THE HAPPINESS TO KNOW THAT ALL THE WORK THAT WAS HAPPENING WAS WORK THAT WAS HAPPENING WAS FULL-TIME FULL-TIME FINALLY SHOWN. FINALLY SHOWN. AT THE SAME TIME I SAID OKAY, AT THE SAME TIME I SAID OKAY, NOW WHAT? NOW WHAT? WHAT DO I DO? WHAT DO I DO? I DID HEAR A LOT OF BACKLASH I DID HEAR A LOT OF BACKLASH LIKE WE’RE GOING TO BE LIKE WE’RE GOING TO BE OVERFLOWED WITH PEOPLE. OVERFLOWED WITH PEOPLE. SHOULDN’T THAT BE AN SHOULDN’T THAT BE AN EMBARRASSMENT THAT THERE ARE EMBARRASSMENT THAT THERE ARE THIS MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT THIS MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT HAVE BEEN ABUSED? HAVE BEEN ABUSED?>>THIS LEGISLATION WILL RESULT>>THIS LEGISLATION WILL RESULT IN A LOT OF LAWSUITS. IN A LOT OF LAWSUITS. AND DEFENDING THEM WILL NOT BE AND DEFENDING THEM WILL NOT BE EASY AS MANY TIMES THEY WILL EASY AS MANY TIMES THEY WILL INVOLVE ALLEGATIONS THAT ARE INVOLVE ALLEGATIONS THAT ARE DECADES OLD. DECADES OLD. EARLY THIS MORNING THERE WERE EARLY THIS MORNING THERE WERE ALREADY ALMOST 100 CASES FILED ALREADY ALMOST 100 CASES FILED IN COURT. IN COURT. THIS NUMBER COULD GROW TO THIS NUMBER COULD GROW TO HUNDREDS BY THE END OF THE DAY. HUNDREDS BY THE END OF THE DAY. NEW YORK FOLLOWS THE MODERN NEW YORK FOLLOWS THE MODERN TREND OF STATES THAT ARE TREND OF STATES THAT ARE LENGTHENING OR ELIMINATINGE INGI LENGTHENING OR ELIMINATINGE INGI ALTOGETHER THEIR STATUTE OF ALTOGETHER THEIR STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR VICTIMS OF SEX

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5 thoughts on “The Child Victims Act Extends Statute Of Limitations On Child Abuse Cases | NBC News Now

  1. We hope that the guy that was sexually assaulted by Don Lemon in New York is covered by this new law. Sexual Predators like Don Lemon need to be held to account.

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