Jehovah’s Witnesses recently added another property to their real estate portfolio. This property acquisition took place in spite of complaints in their publications and on their online video channel that the organization has suffered from a nagging shortage of funds.
Dorian Hargrove of the San Diego Reader reported on January 12, 2018 that “…A lawsuit is now settled between a former victim of sexual abuse and Jehovah’s Witnesses.” Irwin Zalkin, Jose Lopez’s attorney, did not respond to a request for comment prior to publication of Hargrove’s article.
[Trey Bundy : January 10, 2018]
Dozens of confidential documents apparently leaked from Jehovah’s Witnesses archives appeared online Tuesday, providing a rare window into how the religion’s child abuse policies favor accused sexual predators at the expense of the victims.
[Trey Bundy : November 16, 2017]
The Jehovah’s Witnesses’refusal to hand over internal documents detailing alleged child sexual abuse just got more expensive.
A California appeals court last week upheld an order for the religion to pay $4,000 for each day it does not turn over the documents. The tab now stands at $2 million.
KTLA, Channel 5 [Los Angeles, California] reported that a former teacher in a now-closed private school in Long Beach (located at the south end of Los Angeles County) has finally agreed to a guilty plea for his 2007 crimes against children.
CBC News, a TV and radio news outlet in Montreal, Quebec, Canada reported on November 14, 2017, that a coroner’s report confirmed that two Jehovah’s Witness women died in 2016 and within a week of each other due to childbirth complications. Both had refused blood transfusions in accordance with their religious teachings.