County Settles With Women Who Claimed Abuse By Bakery Founder

Alameda County officials have settled a lawsuit filed by three women who say they were sexually abused after being placed in the home of Yusuf Bey, the late founder of the Oakland-based business called Your Black Muslim Bakery.

The county agreed to pay $188,000 to the three women who filed a
lawsuit in 2003.

The women who were not identified by name because they were
underage at the time of the alleged abuse were foster children or wards of the court from 1978 to 1994.

They claimed they were routinely raped and also suffered other horrible abuse after they were placed in Bey's home.

According to the suit, two of the women, who are sisters, were impregnated by Bey.

Bey died of colon cancer in 2003 at the age of 67.

His son Yusuf Bey the fourth is in jail along with his half-brother and another bakery associate on charges related to the May kidnapping of a woman.

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