Although they won’t give specifics, the lawyer for the alleged victims of Paul Shanley says at least one of his clients is receiving a record-breaking settlement for sex abuse, at least $1.4 million. Hmm, I wonder if the abuse suffered by those four boys was worse than that suffered by the 550 victims who participated in the $85 million settlement. Maybe it was. But perhaps a lesson that could be drawn is that if you’re going to be abused, make sure it’s by a guy who doesn’t do it a lot. Maybe that’s too cynical of me.
In any case, I’m glad that the victims will get some kind of satisfaction from this. I hope it helps them move on.