Trinity President Ole Anthony explains the scope and the reasons behind the foundation’s investigations into religious fraud around the world.
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.
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.