Abuse survivors to launch authorized motion towards Celtic
A group of 25 sexual abuse survivors will initiate a class action lawsuit against Celtic FC.
Senior figures from the Celtic Boys Club, which was not officially affiliated with Celtic FC, have been arrested for historical sexual abuse and the courts are now to determine whether the club is legally responsible for the abuse.
It is an unsavory episode in the club’s history. According to a comment from the club on the Daily Record, quoted by Sky Sports, they will cooperate fully in any necessary legal process.
“The club continues to work with its advisors on these sensitive matters,” said a spokesman.
“The club again expresses its sincere condolences, regrets and regrets to those affected, and reaffirms that it stands by its responsibilities and respects due process.”
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New legal powers introduced last year have allowed Thompson’s Solicitors Scotland to advance the lawsuit against the Hoops.
“That is absolutely unique. I am not aware of any other class actions brought against any other club in Europe that have involved such a large number of plaintiffs, ”said Patrick McGuire, partner of Thompsons, the Daily Record, quoted by Sky Sports.
“In this case, it will be a question of whether Celtic FC is legally responsible for the abuse that took place at the boys’ club.
“Group proceedings are a very new part of the Scottish system introduced by a parliamentary bill and we have looked at the rules and believe they are our most appropriate tool.”
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Football and sports in general seem to have a real problem when those in power go over the top.
Justice must be seen to the victims, and the judicial process will ultimately see whether or not they can.