October 15, 2019
A former Brighton resident is suing the Democrat and Chronicle and its parent company, Gannett, claiming he was sexually abused by a supervisor when he was a paperboy.
Rick Bates said he was 11 years old when the alleged incidents started in the early 1980s.
“I’m filing a suit against Gannett to hold them accountable for the conditions they created that left me and other paperboys alone,” he said. “We got up and worked for them at 5 in the morning and made them money, and they left