Arizona man says LDS Church threatened expulsion for abuse report.
Attorneys for the man announced a lawsuit Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix against the church, the Grand Canyon Council of the Boy Scouts of America, a Scoutmaster, a Scout and church leader and Bishop Floyd Dean Davis.
“The level of negligence in our plaintiff’s life is nothing other than tragic, and we are committed to securing justice on his behalf,” Stephan D. Blandin, of Romanucci & Blandin law firm, said in a statement.
It’s one of several that were filed before the start of the year, when a window to pursue litigation for some victims of childhood sexual abuse in Arizona was to close. The state joined several others in extending the rights of now-adult victims to sue their alleged assailants and any churches, youth groups or other institutions that turned a blind eye at the time of the abuse.