Sadly I feel this particular case is all about getting $$$. This was a poorly held press conference.
First thing the lawyers should do if they want to for the first time go after the GB directly, is get their facts straight on the current GB. The picture in the back that they use to represent the current GB has Guy Peirce in it. Guy died a few years ago, so they might want to update that picture and use one with the newest GB member.
My main problem with this case is that they admit that the WTS/elders tell members that they can personally go to the police, but then they say that doesn't happen because JW's are taught not to trust the authorities in Satan's world and they would be bringing reproach on Jehovah, so they don't end up reporting it based on that.
Well here is the thing...they said the abuse started on Kevin at age 6 and after two years at age 8 he told his parents and elders. Said elders did disfellowship the abuser but didn't tell the police.
Okay….but shortly after making that statement they said that Kevin's family were not JW's, so my question is, why didn't his parents go to the police? They can not use the: "taught not to trust the authorities in Satan's world and they would be bringing reproach on Jehovah" argument here.
So they can't use that and because the elders did disfellowship the abuser, they can't bring up the two-witness rule here either.
This case here falls on the parents/family and not on the WTS/GB and it will only serve to strengthen the WTS/GB defense.