United Airlines facing sexual abuse lawsuit

unitedairlinesA federal judge is allowing a sexual abuse lawsuit, against United Airlines, to move forward.

Seven men say they were sexually abused as children when they were part of the airline’s mentoring program.

Their attorney says they were abused for several years by mentor Marvin Lovett who promised them cash and gifts.

Police say they found videotape evidence of the abuse after Lovett was murdered by a student in 2000.

United Airlines ended the program without paying out the college scholarships that were supposed to be part of that.

The airline released a statement saying, “United donated to this program nearly 20 years ago, with the understanding that it sought to provide often-inaccessible opportunities to

Chicago youth with great potential.  We strongly disagree that those donations constitute condoning the reprehensible acts of one individual involved in the program.”

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