SAN DIEGO, CA - October 9, 2013 – SMITHKRAFT PRODUCTIONS, LLC has announced the endorsement by Irwin Zalkin, Esq., a nationally recognized childhood sex abuse victims attorney, of the new documentary film “Truth Be Told“.
Mr. Zalkin and members of his firm viewed “Truth Be Told” at a San Diego premiere in September and were moved by the stories in the film told by former members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW) religion. Mr. Zalkin has stepped forward to endorse this powerful film on behalf of his clients and others who have suffered under the control of the JW religion.
“This powerful documentary shines a light on the extreme control of church elders over the lives of JW congregants,” said Zalkin. “It exposes the controlling environment that our JW clients lived under when they became victims of sexual abuse during their childhood.”
“Truth Be Told” is a new feature-length documentary that lifts the veil on the seemingly benign Jehovah's Witnesses religion to expose a profit-driven, isolationist culture characterized by fear, totalitarian corporate leadership and improper handling of physical and sexual abuse allegations within the church. This expo – the title of which refers to the Jehovah’s Witnesses' perception that their beliefs are ‘the truth’ – is the first feature film directed by Gregorio Smith. Trailers, excerpts, production stills, and other content are available on the official TRUTH BE TOLD website.
Irwin Zalkin has distinguished himself as an attorney representing the rights of victims of childhood sexual abuse. His firm, The Zalkin Law Firm, is one of the premier sexual abuse and personal injury firms in the country. Under his leadership, The Zalkin Law Firm has achieved groundbreaking settlements and verdicts in high-profile sexual abuse cases, personal injury cases against large corporations, and medical malpractice cases. ?The Zalkin Law Firm represents several former Jehovah's Witnesses who have alleged sexual abuse while they were children and members of Jehovah's Witnesses congregations.
About The Zalkin Law Firm
With offices in San Diego and New York, The Zalkin Law Firm is one of the premier sexual abuse and personal injury law firms in the country. The firm’s lawyers have represented hundreds of survivors of childhood sexual abuse and achieved groundbreaking results in numerous high-profile clergy abuse cases across the United States. The firm has negotiated over $200 million in settlements in sex abuse cases.