An alleged sexual abuse victim of Dennis Hastert filed a lawsuit Monday against the ex-speaker of the U.S. House.
The suit seeks $1.8 million, the remaining amount of a $3.5 million agreement Hastert allegedly had with the man, who has been referred to as Individual A, to conceal the alleged sexual abuse.
The suit, which was filed in Kendall County Circuit Court, alleges that the sexual abuse dates back to when Hastert was a wrestling coach at Yorkville High School.
The alleged abuse caused the plaintiff to have "severe panic attacks," which resulted in "periods of unemployment, career changes, bouts of depression, hospitalization, and long-term psychiatric treatment," according to the suit.
Hastert pleaded guilty in late October to failing to abide by bank reporting requirements in connection with the alleged $3.5 million pay off agreement with Individual A. Hastert is said to have already paid $1.7 million to the man.
Hastert's sentencing date is scheduled for Wednesday.
Some 41 letters of support for Hastert have been submitted to the court. The letters calling for leniency are from Hastert's wife, former House Majority Leader Tom Delay (R-Texas) and former Congressman Thomas W. Ewing (R-IL), among others.