The case has been brought on behalf of current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses who claim they were sexually assaulted by Elders of the organization. There is also a class of claimants composed of those who allege that when they were children they were sexually assaulted by adult Jehovah’s Witnesses.
This is a case of very bad corporate decision-making.
The days of corporations 'waiting-out' bad news are long over.
Although United Airlines (as well as VW) seems to be the slow learner in the corporate bunch, BP, pipeline and oil companies, and others get in front of these stories and deal with them head on.
WT's virtual immunity as a religion in the US did absolutely nothing for it in Australia, and it is destined to be repeated in Canada.