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Hastert settles sexual-abuse lawsuit
2021-09-16

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Days before a trial was set to begin, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert reached a tentative settlement in a hush-money lawsuit filed by a man whose decades-old sexual-abuse allegations led to the politician's downfall six years ago, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Financial terms were not revealed.

Chief Judge Robert Pilmer recently ruled that the man who sued Hastert, seeking the unpaid balance of an alleged $3.5-million pact, would be named publicly once the trial began.

Hastert was the longest-serving Republican House speaker in U.S. history; later, he became a consultant and lobbyist. But before entering politics in the early 1980s, he was a teacher at Yorkville High School and state champion wrestling coach. The man who sued Hastert alleged the coach sexually abused him in the 1970s at an out-of-state wrestling camp when the accuser was 14.

See www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-dennis-hastert-hush-money-lawsuit-settled-20210915-cvm5cy4nive5dd5sivt6tihkfu-story.html.


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