Attorney Aidan P. O’Connor quoted in New York Times article, “Coaching Legends Were Accused of Abuse. Will Someone Finally Pay?” The article explains New York lifting the statute of limitations on sexual abuse lawsuits.
Aidan P. O’Connor, a lawyer for Mr. Sagona — who is also being sued by two former basketball players under New Jersey’s new law for assault and battery — denied the allegations, calling them “horribly unfair.”
“Statutes of limitations exist for a reason: so people have a fair opportunity to defend themselves against false allegations,” he said. “These allegations can ruin someone’s reputation, like Tony Sagona, who has devoted his life to helping kids succeed in sports, in college and even going to the pros.” Sagona has continued to coach.
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