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United Airlines slapped with lawsuit after several boys were sexually abused

By Mason White 2:49 PM April 7, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) United Airlines is facing a child sexual abuse lawsuit after several men claimed that they were sexually abused as children.

A federal judge ruled this week that the claim of sexual abuse against United Airlines, can move forward.

Seven men said that they have been sexually abused in their childhood when they were part of the mentoring program of the airline. Their lawyer said that they were abused over several years by mentor Marvin Lovett, who promised them cash and gifts.

According to a police investigation, a video of the abuse emerged after a student murdered Lovett. United Airlines ended the program and did not issue scholarships for the students.

United Airlines condemned the sexual abuse in a statement.