Add another $18.5 million in punitive damages to the original $1 million in compensatory damages that the Boy Scouts of America must pay up in the lawsuit from Kerry Lewis, who then-scoutmaster Tim Dykes used as a fuck toy when Lewis was a little boy in the 1980s.
In a 9-3 vote, the jury opted $18.5 million, of which 60 percent goes to a state victims’ fund, would be sufficient (rather than the $25 million Lewis’ lawyers sought) to whip the Boy Scouts into shape in cracking down on sexual abuse.
Meanwhile, the Boy Scouts’ attorney Chuck Smith added his client has no reason to apologize. “You’ve heard the argument we haven’t apologized to the plaintiff, we haven’t apologized to the parents, we haven’t apologized to the country. Had there been an apology, what would these lawyers be telling you?: ‘Why did it take so long?’ … Is the only way to prevent child sexual abuse …to apologize?”
No, but it’s one way to show, say, remorse.