WASHINGTON (AP) — Women who were secretly videotaped by a once-prominent Orthodox rabbi as they used a Jewish ritual bath would get at least $25,000 each under a proposed $14.25 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit.
The settlement involves four religious institutions affiliated with Rabbi Bernard Freundel. It was filed Monday in Washington and needs a judge’s approval. The settlement allows women who weren’t videotaped but used the ritual bath before Freundel’s arrest to get $2,500 each.
All the women can also apply for additional payments based on the harm they suffered.
Freundel called his actions “reprehensible.” He was sentenced to over six years in prison.
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