(St. Paul, MN) -- All 16 lawsuits brought against Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company over alleged sexual abuse are settled. An attorney for CTC announced Friday in downtown St. Paul that the suits had been settled. His remarks were accompanied by an apology from current CTC leadership for what students say were years of abuse in the 1970s and 1980s by former staff members. Allegations first surfaced in the 1980s and resulted in the conviction of founder and former director John Donahue on three counts of criminal sexual conduct. The CTC has agreed to create a 500-thousand dollar fund for hundreds of abuse survivors to pay for therapeutic treatment.