Jehovah’s Witness Sexual Abuse Class Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto
October 2, 2017

Jehovah’s Witness Sexual Abuse Class Action Toronto law firm McPhadden Samac Tuovi Haté LLP announced today that it had commenced a class action in Ontario against 3 Jehovah’s Witness organizations, one in Canada and two in the United States.
The amount claimed on behalf of the former students is the sum of $66,000,000.
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.
The action has been commenced on behalf of all those affected, regardless of where in Canada they reside.
While the name of the proposed representative plaintiff has been disclosed in the Statement of Claim, a discreet and confidential claims process whereby the identities of other claimants are not disclosed will be sought.
Victims may contact the law firm in confidence at www.mcst.ca . They are encouraged to complete the online questionnaire to provide particulars of their situation.
The defendants have not yet been served with the Statement of Claim but will be served in the near future.
A motion to certify the action as a class proceeding will be brought after the defendants have been served with the claim.

Contact: Bryan C. McPhadden
Phone: (416) 601-1020
Fax: (416) 601-1721
Email: bmcphadden@mcst.ca
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