(CNN) – A man who says former House Speaker Dennis Hastert sexually abused him has filed a lawsuit, seeking $1.8 million that the victim says was promised to him to cover up the abuse.
The victim, identified by the complaint as “James Doe,” says Hastert breached a private settlement agreement for $3.5 million in exchange for the victim’s silence.
The complaint says Hastert paid $1.7 million from 2010-2014 until the FBI uncovered the transactions.
The damage amount and timeline from the complaint filed Monday match those of the central victim in the federal indictment against Hastert, who was identified as “Individual A.”
In the complaint, the victim says he was 14 at the time of the alleged abuse, and later suffered from a variety of psychiatric conditions as a result.