Michael’s Story

This video is hard to watch as Michael tells his small town story. Midway through this video we learn from Jeff, who has never been a Jehovah’s Witness, that he had become friends with Michael since this interview—and he blames the Watchtower for his death. Michael took his life, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Michael had worked for Tullahoma City

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Statute of Limitations eliminated for 1 Year in New York to file civil lawsuits against sexual abusers

Please share this news with everyone you know——let all the New Yorkers hear worldwide: The Adult Survivors Act gives a one-year window to file a lawsuit after the statute of limitations has passed. This act has eliminated the New York Statute of Limitations enabling lawsuits to be filed for the new year. This one-year lookback window begins six months from

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Have you signed the Change.org petition?

Sadly, most Jehovah’s Witnesses live in fear of the Watchtower organization—at least when it comes to freedom of expression, especially in matters which are considered to “bring reproach upon Jehovah’s name.” Past and present members of this worldwide society hide their identities to prevent further civil abuses by the Watchtower organization. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) guarantees rights

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Say Sorry Stalker Special Court Orders

Press release by Steven Unthank, Say Sorry, 16 March 2022. The stalker, an ex-Jehovah’s Witness who describes herself as a “celebrity”, a supporter of survivors of child sexual abuse, and an “advocate for law reform”, was found to have “followed and stalked [Say Sorry team members] across the internet” over many years with the deliberate intention to cause harm, including

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Watch Tower Drops Its Effort to Identify a Dissident Blogger Based on Spurious Copyright Claims

Read the full story as covered by Paul Alan Levy, Public Citizen. Excerpt I wrote about this case after we first told the Court why Watch Tower could not prevail on an infringement action, or on a motion for leave to identify our client for the purpose of pursuing an infringement action, because it had already lost its DMCA section 512(h) subpoena

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New book recommendation “Rutherford’s Coup: The Watchtower Succession Crisis of 1917 and Its Aftermath” by Rud Persson

Raised a Baptist, in 1906, Joseph Franklin Rutherford, a provincial Missouri attorney with a shrewd and scheming legal mind, became a baptized “Bible Student.” In 1907, Rutherford became the legal counselor for the group’s legally chartered corporation, the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania. Ten years later, he became the corporation’s president, serving as such for twenty-five years.

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