Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Canadian Court Certifies Class In Sex Abuse Suit Against Jehovah's Witnesses

In Canada in a class action lawsuit against two Jehovah's Witness entities, a Quebec Superior Court has approved the certification of a class consisting of current or former Jehovah's Witnesses who allege they were sexually assaulted as minors in Quebec by either an elder of the religious group or a fellow member. As reported by CTV News, plaintiffs allege failure to protect and efforts to dissuade reporting to police authorities. A Jehovah's Witnesses spokesman said that the organization reports abuse allegations to authorities as required by the Youth Protection Act.