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Uneven Child Abuse Coverage in Australia?

On July 24, 2020, Catholic Weekly published an article by Margaret Doumit for their Australian readers. She pointed out that media reporting was clearly unbalanced because they compared the number of wrongful acts by the Catholic Church within the country to similar child abuse cases by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Switzerland: A Groundbreaking Ruling.

The following information is an important Swiss Press Release of July 8, 2020, translated into English. (Page one contains the basics of the ruling and also provided is a link to the other eight pages.) 

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Montana Reverses “Mandatory Reporting” Ruling

Montana court reverses $35 Million Jehovah’s Witness case. Jehovah’s Witnesses held to be non-mandatory reporters. Watchtower reverses its fine. The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously reversed $35 million in damages against the Jehovah’s Witnesses, ruling the church did not violate Montana’s mandatory reporting statute when it did not report child sexual abuse by a Thompson […]

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JW Police Dispatcher / Elder Negotiates Plea in Sex Abuse Case

On September 20, 2019, the Fresno Bee reported that a 45-year-old Fresno, California Jehovah’s Witness pleaded “no contest” on Friday to charges he sexually assaulted a young girl from his church who was only 17 years old. The man was identified as Martin Phillip Ramos. An additional surprise was reported in the article: The accused […]

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Ask Court to Reverse $35M Abuse Verdict

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS / Posted Sep 13, 2019 12:34 pm PDT /BILLINGS, Mont. — An attorney for the Jehovah’s Witnesses asked the Montana Supreme Court on Friday to reverse a $35 million verdict against the church for not reporting a girl’s sexual abuse to authorities. Last year, a jury awarded $4 million in compensatory […]

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JW Victims File Lawsuit Using New Victims Act in New York

The Zalkin Law Firm P.C. has filed a new lawsuit in New York on behalf of two childhood sexual abuse victims naming Jehovah’s Witness Governing Body members and other empowered and responsible individuals within the Watchtower organization as defendants. The Watchtower has a long history of defying court orders to produce pertinent documents and records.

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New York Post: Former Jehovah’s Witnesses Recount Years of Sex Abuse Ahead of Landmark Case

Two former Jehovah’s Witnesses claim the church looked the other way when they were sexually abused as children for years — and now plan to sue under a landmark state law that takes effect this week. Lawyers for Heather Steele, 48, and John Michael Ewing, 47, alleged at a press conference Monday that the Witnesses […]

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We recently posted Watchtower’s appeal in response to the court’s judgment in favor of the plaintiff. The following post provides the Missoulian’s (the local newspaper) exceptional review and report of the local response to that filing. We rarely see such quality and thoroughness from small market news reporting, but Seaborn Larson continues to excel in […]