Thousands of New Yorkers who were molested or sexually abused as children have been waiting for years in many cases, for decades for their day in court.

That day has arrived and it began with a stunning barrage of lawsuits. By 5 a.m., lawyers had taken advantage of 24-hour electronic filing to submit child sexual abuse lawsuits.

Albany was not immune to the allegations:

Former Bishop Howard Hubbard is accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy during the 1990s, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The suit was among 427 claims filed across the state Wednesday on the first day of the newly enacted Child Victims Act. They name as defendants individuals and organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, Catholic dioceses and other religious groups such as Jehovah's Witnesses, which has its world headquarters in Orange County.

What do you think about the allegations and the thousands of people who have filed lawsuits?

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