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Former House Speaker solves child sexual abuse payments case

YORKVILLE, Ill. — Dennis Hastert, once powerful former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and a man accusing him of child sexual abuse, reached an interim out-of-court settlement Wednesday after Hastert refused to pay $1.8 million in exchange for his silence. said men.

Lawyers did not disclose details of the settlement in the case, which is due to be tried in an Illinois court next week.

The man has been referred to only as James Doe in court documents since the breach of contract lawsuit was filed in 2016. He said that Hastert had paid only half of the $3.5 million silence money promised to him.

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