In March 2012 a new series of videos will be released on YouTube and various other websites that will provide answers to many of the common questions about the lawsuit known as “Jane Doe vs. The Watchtower.” That court case, heard by a state judge in an Alameda County (California) court room in May and June 2012, was a unique legal battle waged by Candace Conti and her attorney, Rick Simons, against the North Fremont Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and their controlling organization, the Watchtower Society of New York, Inc.
This case was important because it was the first time that both sides of a child abuse case involving Jehovah’s Witnesses were heard in open court. All other similar cases were settled out of court and contained non-disclosure agreements that prevented any of the facts from being made public.
Miss Conti won her case and $28 Million in compensatory and punitive damages. The court reduced the total to about $11.6 Million after an appeal by the Watchtower Society in September, 2012. The case is being reviewed by an appeals board for possible hearings sometime later in 2013.
In this new series of videos, Miss Conti and her attorney, Mr. Simons, will answer questions raised about the case, Miss Conti’s intentions, and what they hope to do after everything is finally settled.
These new videos, a joint project involving several members of a world-wide association of Watchtower observers and critics, will be released in March. Here is a preview: