I am very interested in filing a class action law suit against the Society for pain, suffering and outright discrimination. I know that my situation is not unique one and I have several people who are interested in joining this suit. I have contacted a lawyer in hopes to get the ball rolling.
Let me sumerize my story for you..... I was born and raised in the organization, baptized at 13...it was the "in" thing at the time. At 17 I became pregnant and was disfellowshipped the day after I graduated from High School. I truly believe I was given the boot because I would not answer the elders (3 of them total vs just me) dirty sexual questions. Mind you my mother could not be present because I was 18. I was disgusted by their behavior. I had never spoken to anyone about sex including my own mother. They did not care how uncomfortable I was they just demanded answers to their nasty questions: What did I do sexually with my boyfriend, how did it, what positions, where, how many times, how did it make me feel? Horrible!! I did not answer but instead chose to stand up for myself. Needless to say I was disfellowshipped for “having a bad attitude.”
At the time my entire huge Mexican family was zealous in the organization. I knew that I would be shunned and not allowed to go to family functions. My family was my life. I was so distraught I contemplated suicide at 7 months pregnant. My son was the only thing that saved me. I endured years of not being invited to family functions, including my own brother’s wedding. I suffered depression and anxiety for many years. Just he other day my grandmother who raised me decided to end all communication with me because I was questioning the rules JW's have on child molestation, making me feel outcast all over again.
It will be 17 years ago in June that I have been disfellowshipped. I know that my story is not a unique one and that there are several EX-witnesses who have suffered the same pain. We have been slandered publically within the congregations and outcast by friends and family yet the organization preaches God is love but only if you are in good standings with the organization.
I really feel that this could be big lawsuit in ans outside the US. Please let me know if you might be interested in speaking to me.