When 20/20 did the special on sexual child abuse within the Jehovah Witness organization, word spread about it and folks (at least in my area) were warned not to watch it. We were told that apostates and Satan were behind it and that the girls that came forward were lying and their families had been influenced by the demons.
Witnesses that did watch it were criticized for letting apostates into their home. I watched.
The congregations (in my area) were told that we should not take things like that public because the public doesn't understand that we are under attack by Satan. Issues should be taken to the elders and they will deal with them.
There were also local news stories of witnesses leading business scams and they would interview the witnesses that pressed charges. First thing others would say is that the person pressing charges is turning apostate. And again, you be criticized for watching it because the world doesn't understand that they scammer was not a real witness and that it was Satan using that person to give witnesses a bad name.
**As I typed this post, it screams "cult" or "crazy"...take your pick.**