BOSTON (AP) — An organization that says it advocates for sexual abuse victims of a deceased former Boston Red Sox clubhouse manager has planned a demonstration outside Fenway Park on Monday ahead of the team's home opener against the Baltimore Orioles.
Road to Recovery says the Red Sox and Major League Baseball are refusing to help more than 20 victims of Donald Fitzpatrick, who died in 2005. Fitzpatrick had pleaded guilty to attempted sexual battery of a child. The team fired him in 1991.
In 2003, the Red Sox settled a lawsuit with seven men who said Fitzpatrick molested them. The team says it always has viewed Fitzpatrick's actions as "abhorrent," but the organization is "unaware of any specifics regarding these particular claims."
The league didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.