... and a whole lotta dough.
LA Settles 500 Sex Abuse Cases for $600 million.
And it was still a bargain. Each victim will get between $1.2 and $1.3 million. With that kind of settlement you're talking a lot of damage to irrefutable victims.
Of course there will be some who are unhappy to hear this. People who think this is the fault of "money grubbing lawyers", ambulance chasers, people with an agenda to take down the Church.
Given the operational budgets that these diocese have these settlements are a mere drop in the bucket. And anyway they are justified.