Silent No More

Number 28573
Subject Sexual Abuse
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State
Year 2019
Publication Date Aug. 12, 2019
Summary The Hearst Television National Investigative Unit’s year-long investigation, ‘Silent No More,’ uncovered new allegations of child sexual abuse and decades-long cover-ups inside a religious organization in the United States. We also learned investigators from Attorneys General offices in at least three states have been looking into the Jehovah’s Witnesses church – and that the number has likely grown since our four-part series aired in August and September of 2019. Perhaps most importantly, the survivors who agreed to speak on-camera for this series told us they now have a new sense of empowerment; one launched a non-profit, a few testified before state legislatures, several obtained attorneys, and all told us of the confidence they gained after being silent for so long.
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Keywords child sexual abuse, sexual assault, #MeToo, Jehovah's Witnesses, cover up, church scandal, religion,
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