November 15, 2019

I Was Sexually Abused in the Mormon Church: Who Do I file a Claim Against?

Who Do I Sue? Mormon Church Sexual Abuse Lawsuits


After surviving sexual abuse, it can be frightening to face the crimes of the past, let alone decide to file a claim against for your abuse. If you were sexually abused by an elder or member of the Mormon Church, your abuser could be one person or multiple people who helped to hide your abuse. The last thing you want to do is feel frustrated figuring out how to pursue legal action, or even who to sue in some cases. So, consulting with an experienced sexual abuse attorney is crucial during this difficult time. A sexual abuse attorney can help you understand your legal rights, options, and who is liable for your abuse within the Mormon Church.

Who May Be Liable for My Abuse in Mormonism?

Choosing who to sue for sexual abuse may seem like a simple answer: the sexual predator who abused you. However, in many cases, other institutions and people may be responsible for hiding your abuse or failing to protect you from sexual predators in the Mormon Church. With sexual abuse crimes, any person, institution, or organization directly or indirectly involved with your abuse is liable and can be sued.

For example, for years the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints partnered with the Boy Scouts of America, and many Mormon bishops were Scouting leaders. If you were molested by a Mormon Scoutmaster, the Scoutmaster, the Mormon Church, and the Boy Scouts of America would be responsible for your abuse.

Examples of Defendants in Sexual Abuse Lawsuits:

  • Family members
  • Accomplices
  • Churches, elders, religious volunteers
  • Affiliated organizations, clubs, and daycares
  • Employers and coworkers
  • Etc.

Abused in Mormonism? Talk to Us Today

When you consult with Abused in Mormonism’s experienced sexual abuse attorneys, you may discuss other related institutions and/or people involved with your case that could be liable for your abuse. While it may be uncomfortable and scary sharing the details of your abuse, you can have peace of mind knowing that any information you share with us is kept confidential and protected.

Also, after your consultation if you decide pursuing legal action against your abuser isn’t your best option at this time, you are under no obligation to our firm. Your information remains confidential, protected, and secure.

Abused in Mormonism’s legal team works to uplift you through the process of filing a claim so you can feel confident in your case decisions and knowing that your story is being handled with respect. To learn more about your legal rights and find out if you may be eligible to file a suit against your abuser in the Mormon Church, contact us today. We offer 24/7 care and free, no-obligation case evaluations.

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