LDS sex abuse lawsuits have existed for decades. When criminal cases fail to bring justice, or even when the LDS abuser is convicted, civil suits sometimes occur.
Here are some examples of instances where a person sued the Mormon church or a Mormon sexual abuser regarding abuse.
- John Doe LDS abuse case, Lake Elsinore, California: $2.28 billion jury award to the victim; $995,000 settlement payment by the LDS church
- Anonymous Mormon abuse case, Tacoma, Washington: the Mormon church settled a civil suit with the abuse survivor for $1.1 million
- Eustacio Munioz LDS abuse lawsuit: the victim, as an adult, filed a civil lawsuit against the Mormon church and won
Some civil lawsuits end in, or are prevented by, settlements where the Mormon church pays money to a sexual abuse victim in exchange for secrecy about the abuse, or as a court ordered payment due to failure to report abuse.
Sometimes, LDS bishops have covered up abuse. You may wonder, what can I do if a Mormon bishop fails to report abuse? We have tips on that.
Contact FLOODLIT if you have information about an LDS abuse lawsuit we may be missing in our public database.