Of course JE's victims' would have to testify in any civil case in which they are a party. My point is this: when & if civil suits are filed against JE's estate, his alleged victims' statements are now part of the court (i.e. public) record, and it may influence whether or not JE's heir decides to contest any lawsuits against his estate, after hearing/reading their court statements. Regardless of what may happen in the future, I'm glad that some of JE's victims were given the opportunity to speak in court, especially since that opportunity was denied them in Florida in 2008. I'm glad they were given the opportunity to speak because their voices need to be heard.