AO Advocates acts in the UK’s first successful civil case against the Jehovah’s Witnesses
Jehovah’s Witnesses to compensate woman over sex abuse
A woman who claimed Jehovah’s Witness elders failed to protect her from sex abuse carried out by a paedophile wins a £275,000 payout.
We secured an award for our client for sexual abuse she suffered as a child at the hands of Peter Stewart, a Ministerial Servant of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. This success marked the first time that a civil claim has been brought against the organisation for child abuse. We hope that it will serve to encourage more survivors of child sexual abuse to come forward.