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celtic to pay victim of paedo Jim  McCafferty ‘significant’ compensation as they admit liability for historic child sex abuse

  celtic will pay ‘significant’ compensation to an ex-player after admitting liability for historic child abuse.

A former pro youth player in his 30s, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is set to be paid thousands after being abused by paedo former kitman Jim McCafferty.

Former celtic kitman Jim McCafferty was caged in May for child sex abuse

The victim successfully raised a claim through the Personal Injury Court in Edinburgh.

Specialist abuse lawyer Kim Leslie said: “For decades my client suffered as a result of McCafferty’s abuse so above all else I’d like pay tribute to him for the courage he has shown in stepping forwards after coming to terms with what happened.

Jim McCafferty with celtic Youth Football Team line up 1995-96

 

 
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4 minutes ago, BLUEDIGNITY said:

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Not holding my breath for more, but hopefully there is.

If one has been paid, i would expect a lot more to get paid. It doesnt mention anything specifically why this case was different from others, just that the solicitor proved they werent separate entities.

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10 minutes ago, j1mgg said:

If one has been paid, i would expect a lot more to get paid. It doesnt mention anything specifically why this case was different from others, just that the solicitor proved they werent separate entities.

Not read it mate, but was the player abused when he played for Scum Fc Boys Club or was he a signed player for Scum Fc 

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Just now, LochendBilly said:

So they are now admitting liability? Floodgates if they are.

They’d only admit it if they knew this was the better option for them. They’re not doing it because it’s the right thing to do, they’re doing it because there is no where to run and if they don’t start compensating and getting this stuff out the way, their doors will be getting rattled by lawyers and the media and the SFA will then be pressured into making an example of then after such a public outing. 

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Bit strange it’s the Daily Mail breaking the story.  They haven’t exactly been critical of cellic child abuse up to now.  Smells like a ‘handled’ release to me.  Also no amount mentioned/ no apology/ no admission of liability at all.   Yes, it’s defo being managed by a PR company, apart from the main stem there are no specifics at all - if a proper newspaper was leading with this story they would have dug deeper to discover some facts and not just run with a bare headline.

edit from the BBC - its not cellic who decided this, it’s been awarded by the criminal injuries !!  A completely different slant to the planted Daily Mail puff piece.  Cellic are still not voluntarily compensating their victims!!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-49380349

A former youth player at celtic has been awarded "significant" compensation from the club after being sexually abused by a coach.

The Parkhead club has admitted liability for historic abuse carried out by convicted paedophile Jim McCafferty.

The award was made to the victim, who cannot be named, by the Personal Injury Court in Edinburgh.

The man claimed his mental health was affected by abuse during the 1990s.

 

The victim's lawyer, abuse specialist Kim Leslie, said: "For decades my client suffered as a result of McCafferty's abuse so above all else I'd like to pay tribute to him for the courage he has shown in stepping forward after coming to terms with what happened.

"Ever since McCafferty's abuse was exposed, celtic FC remained firm in its defence and denial of responsibility.

"However, after thorough investigations I was able to present a robust case which resulted in the club admitting liability.

"I hope the successful end to this legal action brings closure to my client and also brings hope to those who considering a civil action of their own."

The exact amount of the payout has not been disclosed, but was described as "significant".

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, rabc10000 said:

The fact he is only paid thousand suggests it could be under 10k which is exactly what I thought would happen. Meagre payouts that won't have any real impact on them financially

I am afraid you are probably correct. Lucky if they pay £1m in total.

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Probably cost them a few £100k in the end once all victims are compensated. A tiny portion of their turnover. The fact it takes a private prosecution to force them to pay  speaks loudly in terms of that club's lack of remorse and failure to admit liability, and also of this country's attempts to hide it away 

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