Chad Curtis plaintiffs reach settlement with Lakewood Schools

Former MLB player Chad Curtis (file photo)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A settlement has been reached between Lakewood Schools and the victims assaulted by former Major League Baseball player Chad Curtis.

According to the settlement agreement, which 24 Hour News 8 obtained Friday through the Freedom of Information Act, the four unidentified victims will receive $143,750 each by the end of next year.

On top of that, the school will continue to provide annual Title IX training for all employees through the 2018-2019 school year.

The settlement also says Lakewood Public Schools’ Board of Education expresses regret for the harm suffered by the plaintiffs.

Although the lawsuit between the four young women and the Lakewood School District has been settled, the civil suit against Curtis remains in court.

The Associated Press reported last month that the plaintiffs and Curtis are also close to a settlement in that matter.

The young women attended Lakewood High School where Curtis worked after retiring from baseball.

The women say they were inappropriately touched by Curtis in the weight room.

The 48-year-old Curtis played for six teams, including the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees. He’s eligible for parole in 2020.