The Orange County Register recently obtained a photo of Jan Crouch with her head thrown back in ecstasy, holding a letter from Paul Crouch Sr. on what some were thinking might have been his deathbed stating who would eventually run the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). The letter makes a bold comparison between their family and the ancient patriarch Isaac and his two sons Esau and Jacob. Just as the elder son Esau was subservient to the younger son Jacob, Matt Crouch would be the ultimate authority at TBN instead of his oldest son and namesake, Paul Crouch, Jr. Read the entire story here.
Federal Judge David Carter overseeing a legal battle between the Trinity Broadcasting Network and Brittany Koper observed, “These cases appear to be duplicative…” and ordered TBN to explain in 10 pages or less. Vexatious litigation is legal action which is brought, regardless of its merits, solely to harass or subdue an adversary (from Wikipedia)… .Read the story here.
New legal team goes up against phalanx of TBN attorneys (World Magazine, Warren Smith, 8/24/2012)–After a lengthy absence of legal counsel, Brittany Koper and her younger sister, Carra Crouch, now have a new set of lawyers. TBN’s in-house legal team and at least two outside law firms must now contend with lawyers from the Richardson, Richardson, Boudreaux, and Keesling law firm in Tulsa, OK. Trinity Foundation’s president, Ole Anthony, was a spokesperson for the two sisters until new legal counsel was obtained and the Foundation continues as investigators for these and upcoming lawsuits.
Just when we were starting to think that investigative reporting is dead in America, the Orange County Register began to report on this story of intimidation, bullying, lawsuits, counter lawsuits, and opulent lifestyles among the leadership of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Paul and Jan Crouch, who run the enterprise, hired their granddaughter, Brittany Koper, as CFO last year. When Brittany apparently began to try to clean up the finances of the organization she was soon given the boot along with her father, Paul Crouch Jr., who was being groomed to take over.
Among many incredible details of her own whistleblower-style lawsuit, Mrs. Koper alleges that her own uncle was tapping on a firearm while advising her to keep TBN finances and the Crouch family’s dirty laundry secret– or else. A few days later, the same uncle -— Matt Crouch– and her grandfather Paul Crouch made similar threats on air during their daily broadcast, “Behind the Scenes.”
Granddaugther Carra Crouch alleges rape and coverup happened six years ago…
One of Paul and Jan Crouch’s granddaughter’s, Carra Crouch, filed suit against TBN on Monday 6/18/2012. She alleges she was raped six years ago at age 13 by a 30-year-old TBN employee and that the rape was covered up by her grandmother Jan Crouch and her 2nd cousin John Casoria–TBN’s in-house council. Carra is Brittany Koper’s younger sister. Carra Crouch’s lawsuit can be found here.
After a six-month investigation, WSBTV in Atlanta has found that controversial Bishop Eddie Long’s personal finances have been intertwined with his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church for years, possibly violating tax laws. The church has paid roughly $200,000 in property taxes for him, plus $85,000 in taxes for his jet. (February 8, 2012) Read the entire story here.
Jesse Duplantis’ mansion may be the largest televangelist’s mansion in the US. His trips to Hawai’i and other locations in his ministry’s corporate jet may be considered personal income by the IRS. Find out more in this video…
Ed Young’s leased jet travels to exotic destinations
WFAA-TV in Dallas posted another investigative article April 26 about Fellowship Church in Grapevine and a number of questionable trips Pastor Ed Young Jr. made in his leased private jet. Trinity Foundation helped supply much of the information used in the report.
ESPN reporter John Barr delves into how athletes can and do add large monetary gifts and status to various TV ministries. 4/19/2009
Katie Couric and her producers give us a closer look at Senator Grassley’s investigation and more specifically, Kenneth Copeland.
Need some miracle water? Inside Edition reminds us using clips from James Randi’s expose of Peter Popoff two decades ago on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show and then shows Popoff’s current mansion, his huge salary, and the luxury Porsche he drives nowadays. Popoff is pumping his miracle water, among other things.