Jehovah’s Witnesses Class Action
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: December 1, 2012
$3 Billion class action lawsuit on behalf of Jehovah’s Witnesses children
A $3 Billion class action lawsuit is being launched in Australia on behalf of up to 6,160 children within the Church of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Documents relating to the class action reveal over 14,000 serious criminal breaches of mandatory child protection laws, committed against these children by elders and “ministers of religion” within the Church of Jehovah’s Witnesses over the past 4 years.
The Victorian government “Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religions and other Organisations” is currently investigating the allegations, and is expected to hold a public hearing in relation to this in early 2013. http://www.jwclassaction.com/