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Report: Poly Prep settles sex abuse lawsuit

Thursday, December 27, 2012

There is word Thursday that the sex abuse lawsuit involving one of New York City's most prestigious private schools is over.

Brooklyn's Poly Prep has reportedly settled the suit claiming a longtime football coach abused hundreds of boys over a 25-year period.

The lawsuit also claimed the administration covered up the abuse.

According to the New York Daily News, terms of the settlement have not been released.

Twelve plaintiffs were seeking $20 million apiece.

The settlement ends a three-year legal and public relations battle. The lawsuit alleged that school officials knew coach Phil Foglietta was a sexual predator, but ignored repeated complaints.

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