“Every night he’d say, ‘See what I did? … You have pictures with so and so … Joe talked to you … How you can do that without me?’” Smith told the newspaper. “That was part of his grooming to abuse me.”
Smith’s lawsuit was filed under the Child Victims Act, which is now expired. The law temporarily reopened the statute of limitations to allow alleged victims to file civil lawsuits against companies and individuals.
He said in the lawsuit Foglietta had him sleep in his bed, and camp counselors went as far as to insist that he do so. He said Foglietta told him that because he was not actually playing in camp, he would have to stay in his room. The camp was usually for high school students.
Among the graphic allegations, Smith said Foglietta would masturbate in front of him and tried to masturbate him, but he was only 12 years old and “couldn’t achieve an erection.” He said Foglietta would show him pornographic magazines at the camp and then the next morning would act like nothing happened. He said he was “violated manually for the first two to three years.”
Smith said the Penn State sex abuse scandal got him to open up about his abuse to his wife.
He amended his lawsuit in 2021 and accused Namath, Dockery and others of negligence, inadequate security, breach of duty, assault, battery and causing emotional distress. He is seeking unspecified damages.
Lawyers for Namath and Dockery did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
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