Incredulously, by mistake, one California court actually sent me court-sealed settlement papers which revealed that the Watch Tower paid out $781,250 to one victim. Multiplying this figure by 16 victims, the total was an even $12,500,000.
In 2007 seventeen victims received an average of $750,000 each in a legal battle that took six years for them to finally pay up.
Jehovah’s Witnesses Pay *$2,000,000+ to Gag Abuse Victim
They even admit that it is only an estimate but they claim it is based on previous settlements, but no one knows what the previous settlements are.
In 2007, the Watchtower settled 16 child abuse cases, with a total payout estimated to have been $13 million dollars.
So is it that everyone just goes off of the unsubstantiated report by Barbara Anderson and it just keeps going and going. even on this site you can find plenty of references to a 12.5 million dollar settlement for 13 plantiffs.