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8 More Accuse Red Sox Staffer of Sex Abuse

Each seeks $5M over attacks by former clubhouse boss
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2012 12:45 PM CST
8 More Accuse Red Sox Staffer of Sex Abuse
This May 16, 2002 file photo shows retired Boston Red Sox spring training clubhouse manager Donald Fitzpatrick.   (AP Photo/Greg Fight, File Pool)

(Newser) – Eight more men have claimed abuse by a Boston Red Sox clubhouse boss in what the Boston Globe is calling "the worst sexual abuse scandal in Major League Baseball history." The men—among them two former Baltimore Orioles batboys—join two ex-clubhouse attendants who recently filed a lawsuit against the Sox, saying they'd been sexually molested by Donald Fitzpatrick, now deceased. With the statute of limitations for legal action expired, each of the latest accusers wants $5 million in damages from the teams, the AP reports. (Read more Donald Fitzpatrick stories.)

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