A judge agreed with Yeshiva that too much time had passed before victims of alleged sex abuse filed a $680M suit. Why did another judge rule the opposite in a similar case?
Ex-Yeshiva students claim a federal judge created a ‘Catch-22’ for victims of sexual abuse by refusing to consider the impact of the school’s alleged cover-up.
Former Y.U. high school students are claiming victory despite a judge’s decision to toss out their $680M abuse suit. They insist getting the allegations aired was the main goal.
EXCLUSIVE: Y.U. has said that President Richard Joel isn’t to blame in the ongoing sex abuse scandal. But the Forward has learned he knew about the allegations — and failed to act.
Ten years ago, Richard Joel took the helm of Modern Orthodoxy’s flagship institution. Now Y.U. is struggling financially and otherwise, and Joel is in the middle of it.
Emotions bubbled up as former Yeshiva U. high school students who claim they were abused confronted lawyers for the school face-to-face in court for the first time.
Is it safe to hire a man convicted of abusing children to teach college students? At Jewish institutions of higher education, a patchwork of policies and practices makes that question hard to answer.
Yeshiva U. hired Hebrew teacher Akiva Roth despite his criminal record — then ousted him. Do other Jewish institutions where he worked have policies to prevent hiring sex offenders?
Yeshiva U. has cut loose Hebrew teacher Akiva Roth. The Forward reported his convictions for sexually inappropriate behavior with boys years earlier.
Yeshiva U.’s credit rating was slashed by a major agency for the third time in two years. Analysts called the $380 million sex abuse lawsuit a ‘significant fiscal’ issue.