Religious group sued for £500,000 by woman who says it failed to protect her from sex attacker (this was before the Sunday Times article)

by defender of truth 1 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • defender of truth
    defender of truth

    "The barrister alleged Jehovah’s Witness elders “had known about Stewart’s activities with young girls since the early days of the claimant’s abuse and failed to prevent it continuing”.
    Lawyers for the trustees are defending the case, insisting proper steps were taken to protect its members and that Stewart was not performing a “pastoral role”.
    Their counsel, Adam Weitzman, said he “disputed the elders were negligent” and denied the trustees could be held legally responsible.
    He pointed out that, from 1991, Stewart and the woman “ceased to be members of the same congregation”. Stewart was never an “employee” of the Jehovah’s Witness congregation and the trustees owed the woman no legal “duty of care,’’ he argued. "Read article here:

  • BluesBrother

    Loughborough eh? I went there a couple of times in the nineties to deliver a public talk.. I was not impressed with the Hall or the "vibe" of the cong.

    "No duty of care" , indeed! are they not shepherds watching out for the flock?

    The best you can say is that this phrase came from a lawyer speaking legalese

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