After nearly ten years as a Scientologist, Jon Atack now spends much of his time sharing ideas and methods to help undo the damage caused by coercive and mind controlling groups and religious sects like Scientology and Jehovah’s Witnesses. [Adapted from the original article found HERE.]
The law firm of Nix Patterson Roach LLP reported on their website that a judge in charge of one of their court cases has ordered Jehovah’s Witnesses to produce and turn over withheld internal documents relating to childhood sexual abuse.
In an article published on March 25, 2018, The Guardian, a British and UK based news agency, published a scathing report by Sarah Marsh about the treatment of child abuse victims by Jehovah’s Witness communities and leaders throughout the UK.
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.
Those of us from an older generation often looked forward to reading “advice columns.” Twin sisters “Ann Landers” and “Abigail VanBuren” wrote competing and entertaining columns that appeared daily in our hometown newspapers. Occasionally they included responses and suggestions from their readers that were actually useful and informative.
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.