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Former Jehovah’s Witnesses speak out about sexual abuse

Diane Lynn was just a toddler when her mother was door-knocked by a Jehovah's Witness, offering the hope of a future of paradise on Earth. Instead, Ms Lynn was subjected to years of sexual abuse at the hands of a member of her mother's new congregation. And when she finally found the courage to speak out she was greeted with inaction and cover-ups, even as the abuse continued. Ms [...]

2019-10-10T10:58:11-04:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: JW News|

New law could expose the Watchtower to flood

Two lawsuits being filed this week are targeting the leadership of the Jehovah's Witnesses for what the plaintiffs claim is a history of child sexual abuse. Heather Steele, 48, and John Michael Ewing, 48, were abused as children, but they're filing suits this Wednesday, when New York's new Child Victims Act goes into effect. Signed earlier this year, the measure removes the statute of limitations on [...]

2019-09-28T17:54:33-04:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: JW News|

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES RESPOND TO RUSSIA’S RELIGIOUS BAN

The Supreme Court of Russia is set to judge whether Jehovah's Witnesses can be considered as an ‚Äúextremist‚ÄĚ body. This came after the Russian Justice Ministry made its application for an order which will shut the national headquarters of this group. Jehovah's Witnesses has its base near St. Petersburg. The website of the Russian Supreme Court announced a legal team would get together on April 5 [...]

2019-09-20T14:39:33-04:00March 24th, 2017|Categories: JW News|

The Watchtower’s dirty little secrets

The leadership of the Jehovah‚Äôs Witnesses has boldly defied court orders to turn over the names and whereabouts of alleged child sexual abusers across the United States. Since 2014, courts have slapped the Jehovah‚Äôs Witnesses‚Äô parent corporation ‚Äď the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York ‚Äď with multimillion-dollar judgments and sanctions for violating orders to hand over secret documents. The documents could serve as [...]

2019-09-21T13:35:45-04:00December 10th, 2016|Categories: Child Abuse, JW News|

More Watchtower Judicial Atrocities

Mélanie Poirier was 10 when she started taking piano lessons and it would prove to be an experience that changed her life forever. At that very first lesson, she said, her piano teacher sexually assaulted her. It went on for five years. "Week after week, at every piano lesson, he would masturbate in front of me. And he would ask me to touch him," Poirier told [...]

2019-09-21T13:41:49-04:00December 1st, 2016|Categories: JW News|

Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘demonstrated a serious failure’ to protect children

The Jehovah's Witness Church in Australia failed to protect children in its care from sexual predators, a report has found. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse delivered its report into the organisation on Monday. It stated that: "Children are not adequately protected from the risk of child sexual abuse in the Jehovah's Witness organisation and [the commission] does not believe the organisation responds [...]

2019-09-21T13:45:23-04:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: JW News|

JW turns self in to police for sleepwalking burglary

Now if every pedophile would simply turn themselves in: Problem solved! OFFICERS in a police station were stunned when Jehovah's Witness Zak Babar walked in and handed over a bag of loot, saying ‚ÄúI think I've done a burglary.‚ÄĚ Babar, 48, had committed the burglary while in a ‚Äústupor‚ÄĚ after overdosing on newly prescribed sleeping pills which he did not think were working, Gloucester crown court [...]

2019-09-21T13:57:25-04:00October 19th, 2016|Categories: JW News|

Elders force sister to listen to rape recording

A woman is suing a Jehovah's Witnesses church in Weber County after, she says, one of its instructors repeatedly raped her when she was a minor and the organization's leadership forced her to listen to an audio recording of one of the assaults. The woman filed the lawsuit Wednesday in 2nd District Court, accusing the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses church in Roy ‚ÄĒ as well [...]

2019-09-21T14:00:53-04:00October 16th, 2016|Categories: JW News|

Alberta court weighs in on JW disfellowshipping

Alberta courts are wading into the controversial territory of jurisdiction over religious organizations after the Alberta Court of Appeal decided to allow the Court of Queen's Bench to hear an application relating to the 2014 expulsion of a member of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. The appellate court sided with Randy Wall, a local real estate agent and member of the Congregation who faced expulsion after admitting to being drunk on two [...]

2019-09-21T14:22:41-04:00September 13th, 2016|Categories: JW News|

News investigates JW Sex offender going door-to-door

KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo COLORADO SPRINGS - 66-year-old Waymon Ivery is reliving a nightmare that happened more than two decades ago. Sitting in the KOAA studio conference room, he admitted his regret. “I had no idea -- no clue as to the effect that it would have," Ivery said, referring to the pain he inflicted upon his 9-year-old stepdaughter that he was [...]

2019-09-24T09:14:03-04:00August 28th, 2016|Categories: JW News|
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