Hiding abuse in religion

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Hiding abuse in religion

Post by The Questioner » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:42 am

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Re: Hiding abuse in religion

Post by twotimothytwo » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:36 pm

On September 26th, 2018, a Montana jury of seven men and two women handed down the largest-ever punitive damages award for a single abuse victim.

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, together with the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses were found guilty of both negligence and malice in connection with the intentional failure to file police reports on behalf of plaintiff Alexis Nunez and two additional victims. A combined total of 35 million dollars was assessed following detailed instructions given to the jury by Judge James A. Manley.

Four million dollars was awarded to plaintiff Nunez on the count of negligence, followed by a 31 million dollar punitive verdict, the result of the jury’s decision that Watchtower and its affiliates acted out of malice.
http://jwsurvey.org/child-abuse-2/jehov ... na-lawsuit

After recently paying out almost $1,000,000 in hush money to hide similar abuse, there is another organisation I can think of that ought to be worried by this result.

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