Ok, so this morning I get a call from my aunt (active JW), in a panic. She's telling me about what happened to her this weekend. Apparently my scumbag of an uncle (non-JW, he faded) came home drunk, and pushing her around, raising cane, and apparently hit her a few times. BTW, this IS NOT, the first time, he's also been a huge cheater, and started mental and verbal abuse about 3 months into their marriage, when he was a Ministerial Servant. Well he left the Borg about 3 years into their marriage (married over 14+ years). He's been a first class DICK, the whole time, to my aunt, their young kids, and the whole family. She tried to call our JW family, and NONE of them, came to help her, or to sit with her. She called the cops and pressed charges against him, and got a restraining order.
The "family" didn't call her back until late the next night. My dad, didn't even bother to call her back. This is his little sister!!!! This is the same man that 12 years ago, put her husband in his place, PHYSICALLY. I don't get it. I asked why she didn't call me (DF'd) or my cousin (inactive), I said we both would've been by her side in minutes. She said no family or JW's have come to her side yet, the only ones are her "worldly" friends and her family out of the org.
I told her the unfortunate truth is she will probably be facing a JC, for filing charges and also for the pending divorce. She sounded less than happy about that, but knew it was coming. She's been warned by the elders in the past, if she left him. I really am hoping this is her wake up call.