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At a news conference on Monday in Manhattan announcing the upcoming lawsuits against the church, the alleged abuse survivors' lawyers, Irwin Zalkin, right, and local counsel Michael Barasch, left, describe the allegations of sexual abuse and the alleged negligence by the church. At a news conference on Monday in Manhattan announcing the upcoming lawsuits against the church, the alleged abuse survivors’ lawyers, Irwin Zalkin, right, and local counsel Michael Barasch, left, describe the allegations of sexual abuse and the alleged negligence by the church. Photo: Jason Grant/ALM

Two ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses detailed years of alleged sexual abuse by church elders Monday at a news conference in Manhattan, as their lawyers stood next to them and outlined lawsuits that they plan to file against governing church leadership on Wednesday, when New York’s Child Victims Act is scheduled to take effect.

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Jason Grant

Jason Grant is a staff writer covering legal stories and cases for the New York Law Journal and Law.com, and a former practicing attorney. He's written and reported previously for the New York Times, the Star-Ledger, the L.A. Times and other publications. Contact him at jgrant@alm.com. On Twitter, pls find him @JasonBarrGrant

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