Six more people have come forward with accusations against Yeshiva University, days after 19 former high school students filed a $380 million suit charging that Yeshiva University covered up decades of physical and sexual abuse.
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Mike Reck, an attorney representing the six, said his clients are disappointed they have been unable to reach a settlement with Yeshiva University and are poised to file lawsuits.
If the impasse continues, “the survivors have no choice but to avail themselves of the court system,” said Reck, an attorney with the New York office of Jeff Anderson and Associates, a Minnesota firm that specializes in abuse cases.
His clients, the attorney said, include people who were abused by Rabbi George Finkelstein, a former principal of Y.U.’s Manhattan boys high school. Most say they were assaulted between 1969 and the early ’80s. But Reck says he also represents a woman who says she was abused by Finkelstein during the 1990s, when Finkelstein was dean of the Samuel Scheck Hillel Community Day School, in Florida.