My wife began to realize that something was up in 2001, when I started getting phone calls at all hours from all over the world. I was working to help create some contacts with JW or ex-JW abuse victims for the writers and TV producers that were doing the articles and programs when Bill Bowen and others brought the JW pedophile into public scrutiny.
I had to explain to her what I was doing - using H2O to get my contact information out, and then screening and passing on to the journalists I was working with, the best of what ended up to be about 60 to 80 or so people that contacted me with JW abuse stories.
She kept it to herself, at least at the time. I was directly quoted by name in only one national article, but I never heard anything back on that from the bros.
If she had told, I think I would have viewed it as a marital issue. She had enough experience in the Witnesses to know that there was a lot of bad shit going down, and getting it exposed was a good thing.