Candace Conti Settles

by Nitty-Gritty 204 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • Finkelstein

    The WTS used to accuse the Catholics for playing a cover up game within their religion , now thanks to people like Candace, the WTS is being exposed of doing the very same thing.

    We applaud Candace for making this personal effort.

    Maybe it might change the way the WTS handles pedophilia withing their own organization.

  • Nitty-Gritty
    @Finkelstein Good point! It seems it's because Kendrick vehemently denies ever having been alone with Conti i.e. innocent until proven guilty. So that's how Candace got to sue. However, what if Kendrick really did not molest her, and she merely jumped on the child molestation band wagon in the hopes of $$$$? Who really knows? And is that maybe why she agreed to a settlement, to save her losing everything, instead of pursuing it further? Remember her aim she said was not the money, but to change WT policy. WT policy was not changed.
  • sir82

    And is that maybe why she agreed to a settlement,

    You have no idea why she made the decision she did, and neither does anyone else (besides Candace & her attorneys).

    The statement above is a disingenuous attempt at poisoning the well.

    Who really knows?

    You should copy that text, paste it into word, blow it up to 144 point type, tape it to your forehead, and shut your yap.

  • Nitty-Gritty

    @Scenic Viewer Actually, it looks like Watchtower is done with it. Watchtower has said there is no unfavorable court ruling they wouldn't appeal. Watchtower had started an appeal in this case but for some reason did an about face. I have a feeling the appeals attorneys that Watchtower was using knew they weren't going to win and convinced Watchtower to end it

    That's not how it was at all. WT DID appeal the lower courts ruling. It was now up to Candace to appeal. She did not and went in for a settlement.

  • DarioKehl


    asshole. Candace initially sued for 144,000 pennies, dumbass. (That's $1,400; put down the calculator). It was the jury who raised the award amount to millions. She wasn't in it for the money, she wanted to expose the sickness inside this disgusting cult. And it fucking worked. So will the next one.

    and the one after that

    and the one after that...

  • berrygerry

    I agree with Sir82.

    Given that this is the ONLY thread that you have started, the odds of you not being a troll are the same as WT starting to apologize for anything.

    You're trying to make it seem that Candace lost, as well as caved for money.


    Candace rejected settlement offers before trial.

    WT's appeal would not have been overturned, even if the Court would have allowed it.

    You're insinuating that the settlement was lower. On what basis?

  • ScenicViewer

    And is that maybe why she agreed to a settlement, to save her losing everything

    The question is, Why would Watchtower agree to settle? It goes against everything they are supposed to stand for. If they thought Candace was going to lose everything they would still be in this.

    Maybe Watchtower settled because they knew they would not win in appeal, and the cost of more public exposure and bad reputation was more than the organization wanted to deal with.

    WT policy was not changed.

    How do we know this? Do you have access to the terms of the agreement? As has been mentioned, we will have to see what changes lie ahead in organizational policy, letters to the BOE, etc. It's way to early to know what changes there may be.

  • Doubting Bro
    Doubting Bro

    If the WTS really thought 1) the court was definitely going to accept the case and 2) they would win, why would they settle? They already appealed once, had a portion of the verdict overturned and appealed again. Remember it was the WTS that appealed not Conti. They dropped their appeal, Conti had nothing to do with it.

    This is not necessarily about the settlement if you are the WTS. It's about the precedent that was set. My opinion is they did not think the Supreme Court was going to rule in their favor and they'd rather deal with a lower court precedent than a SC precedent. So they moved to settle the case. Nothing else makes any sense.

    This is about legal strategy and mitigating liability, nothing more.

  • Nitty-Gritty
    @ DarioKehl She exposed nothing that hasn't already been known. I.e that there are child molesters in every strata of society. Your neighbour could be one.
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