The Jehovah’s Witnesses leadership has created a secretive system to conceal allegations of sexual abuse within its congregations. Reveal’s investigat
One thing leads to another
In August, we’re picking up the threads from three major investigations to see what’s happened since they aired. These are stories that moved people, made them angry and sparked change.
Shunned and shamed by Jehovah’s Witnesses
Reveal reporter Trey Bundy has fielded hundreds of messages from people relaying their experiences as Jehovah’s Witnesses, reinforcing our previous findings that sexual abuse is not an isolated problem within the religious organization.
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She spoke about Jehovah’s Witness abuse, and her home was vandalized
Debbie McDaniel, an expelled Jehovah’s Witness, spoke to Reveal about how the organization hides sexual abuse from law enforcement agencies and banish those who speak up about it. Then, just hours before the investigation published, her patio, windows, doors and furniture were tagged with ominous warnings written in black marker.
Jehovah’s Witnesses cover up child sex abuse and oust a victim
As a case study into the secretive world of Jehovah’s Witnesses, one woman’s shunning is particularly striking. Her family, her congregation and Witne
California court guts child abuse ruling against Jehovah’s Witnesses
Three years after a former Jehovah’s Witness won the largest verdict for a single victim of child abuse against a religious organization in U.S. history, the California Court of Appeal found that the organization had no duty to warn congregants that a confessed child molester was one of their own.
Jehovah’s Witness leader says child sex abuse claims are ‘lies’
A top Jehovah’s Witness leader – speaking through a video posted on the organization’s official website – denied allegations that the religion provides a safe haven for child sexual abusers.
Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Covering up Child Abuse?
The Jehovah’s Witnesses maintain that the First Amendment protects their right to set their own policies, even in cases of child abuse.
Jehovah’s Witnesses use 1st Amendment to hide child sex abuse claims
Internal documents obtained by Reveal show that the Jehovah’s Witnesses have systematically instructed elders and other leaders to keep child sexual a
The secrets of church, state and business
In this episode, we expose the secrets one powerful religious group was keeping; whether officers are being held accountable for committing acts of torture; and why so many U.S. cities still lack decent Internet service.