It is being called an unprecedented ruling. And it has gone against the Watchtower Society.
California jury has ruled against the Fremont North congregation
elders, and also against the Watchtower in New York, and awarded damages
totaling $28 million to Candace Conti, who was sexually abused by a
congregation member when she was nine years old.
McCabe, the losing attorney for Jehovah’s Witnesses, said he was
stunned and called the ruling “outrageous” - vowing to appeal. However,
in a press release Bill Bowen, the founder of Silentlambs, called it “a watershed moment for children’s safety in the Jehovah’s Witnesses.”