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Posted on 09/30/2018 11:01:47 AM PDT by Morgana
FULL TITLE: Jury awards $35 million to a woman who says Jehovah's Witnesses covered up her sexual abuse as a child by a congregation member
he Jehovah's Witnesses must pay $35 million to a woman who says the church covered up her sexual abuse as a child at the hands of a congregation member.
Issued by a jury in Montana on Wednesday, both the Thompson Falls congregation and the national organization, Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, was ordered to pay $4 million in compensation and $31 million in punitive damages.
The 21-year-old accuser said higher-ups told local clergy members not to report her abuse by church elder and relative Max Reyes.
Another woman also filed a lawsuit against Reyes, but compensation was not awarded to her.
The monetary award must be reviewed by the trial judge, but the church says it plans to appeal.
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It’s a good thing this doesn’t happen in other churches.
JW’s are such a bunch of self righteous, holier than thou pr!cks. Wonder how they’ll spin this.
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