Critics claim Jehovah's Witnesses leaders have turned a blind eye to "massive and horrendous abuse" for years.
"I hope this law improves public safety and gives victims their day in court," says New York state Senator Brad Hoylman, author of the Child Victims Act. "It's more than about money—it's about about being recognized by court of law for suffering."
A new lawsuit, filed on Monday, accuses the BSA of facilitating "a continuing and serious conspiracy to conceal and cover up" sexual assaults against children within their organization.
Peter John Dalglish, 62, from Ontario, was convicted of abusing boys aged 9 and 12.
He would allegedly bring them into his inner friend group, the Colour Society, to make them feel special.
Massaro's accounts of abuse while overseas were made public following her tragic death last week.
Scientists say PTSD wreaks havoc on the brain's ability to recall and forget, leading them to refer to it as a disorder of memory.
Winfrey recently spoke to the alleged sexual abuse victims of Michael Jackson featured in the Leaving Neverland documentary for an HBO special.
"I'm proud of that little girl to come forward."
"I'm glad that you're feeling comfortable sharing," the Florida mother allegedly told her husband.
In the 2003 documentary, "Living With Michael Jackson," Arvizo accused Jackson of sexual molestation.
On January 31, the diocese placed father Alex Castillo on administrative leave upon receiving an allegation against him for inappropriate behavior from a male child victim.
R. Kelly was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse for allegedly sexually abusing four women, including three minors.
Pope Francis said people can't spend their whole lives accusing the church of wrongdoings.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was already serving 20 years for raping two followers.
João Teixeira de Faria, 73, has been accused by at least 258 women.
The abuse left some women unable to walk or even stand, while one prisoner, after an especially brutal session, repeatedly tried to kill herself.
Powerful men "considered us [sex] toys," one woman said.
"[The execution] is evidence that Saudi Arabia does not fulfil the terms and conditions pertaining to the protection of domestic workers," said Wahyu Susilo, executive director at Indonesia's Migrant Care advocacy group.
Penny resigned from his post in March last year as hundreds of U.S. gymnasts made allegations of sexual abuse against Nassar.
The woman told a forensic psychologist it was a relief when she was arrested.
A United Nations senior adviser accused of a long trail of sexual misconduct against younger male subordinates was fired after almost 15 months of investigation by U.N. officials.
A bishop reportedly told her that he would investigate it, but her alleged abuser said no one ever asked him about it.