Adele R. Fors is a 4th-generation Jehovah’s Witness and the ex-communicated daughter/grand-daughter of two of the most revered church leaders within the secretive Jehovah’s Witness sect today.
ADELE, ET AL.: Jehovah’s Witnesses, Hells Angels, Serial Killers, Dissociative Identity Disorder and a 14-year-old Run-Away is the author’s response to the crippling experience she says began with the Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1983 and continues to this day.
The victim of a sexual assault by a complete stranger at the age of 13, she writes that she was disfellowshipped the following year for having a defiant attitude and ostracized from her entire family system–though she was not a baptized member. Her young life quickly fell into wide-spread disarray and dysfunction as depression and mental illness, addiction and abusive relationships became her tragic way of life.
Three decades later, she is diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (a severe and persistent psychiatric disorder) while facing her second divorce and second bankruptcy. A workplace assault in 2009 sets the stage for a long, debilitating fight for compensation and rights until, finally, she receives official designation as a Person with a Disability. Since that time, she has struggled daily to regain her grasp on life and to complete her memoir, a story she will fight to tell.
With alarming detail, Adele R. Fors reveals the complex internal architecture of this well-known religious movement that allows for the systematic control and regulation of devotees, including her own family members.
Through her own devastating experience, Adele R. Fors hopes to bring clarity, awareness and understanding to the unfolding crisis of trust being experienced by the world-wide association of Jehovah’s Witnesses as they face their first defeat in a court of law for failure to adequately protect a child sex abuse victim from continued attacks at the hands of her abuser, a sex offender-known to congregation elders and a member in good-standing within the North Fremont, California, USA congregation between 1995/96 (see Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, USA, Jury Verdict: HG115588324, Date: 06/13/2012).
A website in support of this book and the work of the author is now LIVE. You are invited to visit http://www.adelefors.com for an unforgettable experience.
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Adele R. Fors welcomes the opportunity to discuss her new memoir, Adele, et al. and to talk about her experiences inside and outside of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.
Landmark U.S. verdict against Jehovah’s Witnesses may prompt Canadian sex abuse lawsuits
“Candace Conti, 26, recently won a huge court battle against the world headquarters of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York. Her lawsuit alleged that the organization allowed her to be molested because of a secrecy policy about child abuse within the church. ‘Nothing was going to get accomplished if it was kept silent,’ she said of her case.”