But a museum in Harvard is still named after a member of the disgraced family, notorious for its role in the opioid crisis.
The disgraced family’s name will remain on the museum’s benefactors’ board and its Great Court donor list.
If the deal is approved, the Sacklers would pay up to $6 billion and lose their cherished naming rights at institutions.
The alleged surveillance of members of PAIN, the advocacy group founded by Nan Goldin, is detailed in Patrick Radden Keefe’s new book.
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong called for protections that would allow museums to get out of perpetuity contracts without facing lawsuits.
The decision comes the day after a settlement between Purdue Pharma and the Justice Department, in which members of the Sackler family will pay $225 million in civil penalties, less than 2% of their estimated net worth.
Founded by artist Nan Goldin, the activist group P.A.I.N. criticized the potential settlement, which would protect the family’s personal wealth.
“We want the Sacklers to have their day in court,” said an activist from PAIN Sackler at the protest in Connecticut. “We want to see all the documents of when they decided to poison the population in this country.”
The family will provide a $3 billion payout over seven years. However, the settlement does not include a statement of wrongdoing.
The activists are calling on the governor to establish overdose prevention centers to combat the growing opioid epidemic.
President of the Louvre Museum Jean-Luc Martinez denied any connection between the decision and a recent PAIN Sackler protest outside the museum.
The activists unfurled large banners and staged a die-in in front of the museum’s iconic pyramid demanding it removes the Sackler’s name from one of its wings.