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A Former Jehovah’s Witness Insider Who Was an Eyewitness to Deceit

Barbaras_photo-head-shot_5Barbara Anderson was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses from 1954 to 1997. She worked at Watchtower’s headquarters in Brooklyn, New York from 1982 to 1992. During her last three years there she researched the movement’s official history (published in 1993). Besides doing other research, she also wrote a number of articles for their Awake! magazine. Barbara has done extensive research on issues related to child sexual abuse within the religion leading to interviews on major TV and radio programs. She is recognized as an outspoken critic of Jehovah’s Witnesses sexual abuse policies.

A Story Like No Other –

Click here to read Barbara’s amazing life story …

Barbara on Investigation Discovery Channel

Please tune in for the season 3 premiere of Deadly Devotion! The first of 6 episodes will air on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 9:00 PM EDT and it’s about JWs. Please check your local listings for the Investigation Discovery Channel.

This episode will be repeated on local cable channels beginning on August 8, 2015 and will be made available on the ID cable channel in the near future.

In 2002, Robert Bryant, former highly respected JW elder, murdered his four children and his wife and then killed himself. Why would this wonderful family man do this terrible thing? What drove him to do it?

Investigative reporters interviewed many people (including Barbara) to try to answer these questions. Barbara appears several times during this program to provide background and explain Watchtower beliefs that could have contributed to this and other tragedies.

Read more at this article about another program in this series from a year ago: Wolves Among Sheep.


Below are videos covering the events and testimony starting from the first day of hearings by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The investigative meetings began on July 27, 2015, and will continue until August 6. There are dozens of hours of video documentation below, but all of the testimony in this particular court is worth watching. Barbara will have more information, videos and transcripts available in the days to come.

Links to YouTube Videos of Daily Court Sessions

Paul Grundy’s interview on Australia’s ABC TV news program “The Drum”


Part 1 of Geoffrey Jackson testimony at Royal Commission Hearing – August 14, 2015 (2 hours!) 

Part 2 of Geoffrey Jackson testimony
August 14, 2015 (last segment)

First Session

Link to July 27, 2015 – Part 1
Link to July 27, 2015 – Part 2
Link to July 27, 2015 – Part 3

Second Session

Link to July 28, 2015 – Part 1
Link to July 28, 2015 – Part 2
Link to July 28, 2015 – Part 3
Link to July 28, 2015 – Part 4

Third Session

Link to July 29, 2015 – Part 1
Link to July 29, 2015 – Part 2
Link to July 29, 2015 – Part 3

Fourth Session

Link to July 31, 2015 – Part 1
Link to July 31, 2015 – Part 2
Link to July 31, 2015 – Part 3
Link to July 31, 2015 – Part 4

Fifth Session

Link to August 3, 2015 – Part 1
Link to August 3, 2015 – Part 2 [pending]
Link to August 3, 2015 – Part 3 [pending]

Sixth Session

Link to August 4, 2015 – Part 1 [pending]
Link to August 4, 2015 – Part 2 [pending]
Link to August 4, 2015 – Part 3 [pending]

Seventh Session

Link to August 5, 2015 – Part 1
Link to August 5, 2015 – Part 2
Link to August 5, 2015 – Part 3

More Coming Soon!

For even more information and secret documents from these hearings, check out these links to the Commission’s website:




Barb’s Photo Galleries

View Barbara’s extensive photo galleries. The galleries include images from her years at Bethel, her 2009 European tour and much more.
Click here to view her entire collection from her family albums in a series of galleries sorted by date and occasion. »

Barbara’s Articles and Archives by Category –

Click here to go to Barbara’s most recent articles…