By Tim Perone (NY Post)
August 29, 2012
A suit against elite Brooklyn private school Poly Prep — alleging that its famed former football coach sexually abused boys for decades — can move forward, a judge ruled Tuesday.
The suit was filed in Brooklyn federal court by 10 former students and two others who attended the school’s summer camp. They allege that Philip Foglietta, the coach from 1966 to 1991, molested them.
The school had tried to have the suit thrown out because of statute of limitations, but Judge Frederic Block refused,
Block said a hearing can be held to determine whether the school’s administration conducted a cover-up about Foglietta’s alleged acts, which prevented them from bringing the suit before the statute of limitations ran out.
A spokeswoman for the school said, “While Poly Prep believes the claims will ultimately be dismissed following a hearing, the school has continued to pursue a settlement of the case.”