HUSH MONEY

Hastert’s Alleged Victim Suing for Remaining $1.8M

The unnamed individual at the center of Dennis Hastert's hush-money case has made good on a promise to sue the former House Speaker for the money he still owes. According to Chicago Sun-Times court reporter Jon Seidel, "Individual A" has filed a lawsuit demanding the remaining $1.8 million from Hastert's alleged $3.5 million arrangement to cover up sexual abuse allegations from the 1970s. Additionally, the lawsuit alleges, Hastert extended an offer to "Individual A" to take him to high-school wrestling camp before he was even at that grade level. The victim also states that the former legislator sexually harassed him in a motel room.