the report says
He also “openly solicit sex with minors” online,
One of the plaintiffs contends that D.T. bought alcohol for him and other minors participating in a July 2016 regional Irish dance competition at the Orlando Marriott World Center in Florida, then took him outside “to a more desolate area” with the “pretense of speaking to him in private to console him.”
D.T. tried to kiss him, then asked permission when the boy refused, telling him that he was “not gay,”
“You don’t have to be gay to kiss me,” the boy said D.T. told him after pinning his arms in a bar hug and trying to kiss his lips.
The boy said he eventually broke free.
a separate lawsuit
Once was during private lessons in a basement studio at a New Jersey home and another time during Thanksgiving weekend at an Irish dance competition at the Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown, both in 1985, the civil complaint says.
The same boy alleges that D.T. sexually abused him at the March 1986 Irish Dance World Championships in Limerick, at a national competition in Syracuse that same year and at another national in Chicago in 1987.
filed in Superior Court at the Bergen County Courthouse
They specifically name the CLRG (
An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha
Also cited as a defendant is an unidentified school that provides “instruction in Irish dance to students in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland and with a business address in the State of New Jersey.”
the alleged abuse inflicted “pain and suffering as an adult, substance abuse, social isolation, educational adjustment problems, mood swings, low self esteem, sexual identity problems, relationship and intimacy problems with women, suicidal ideation, lack of trust in people feelings of insecurity, self-consciousness about the way he dresses, family discord, medical expenses, emotional trauma, diminished childhood, diminished enjoyment of life, costs of counseling, and lost wages.”
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