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Bill Gothard defends himself on new website

Religion | Former ministry leader denies allegations of sexual abuse, but women who say he abused them stick by their stories, as donors try to prevent the sale of ministry assets
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 6/24/15, 11:51 am

Bill Gothard is back. A little over a year ago, amid allegations of sexual abuse, he resigned from the ministry he founded in 1961. Last weekend he re-launched his website. Gothard continues to assert that the more than 60 women who accused him of harassment and abuse are “not telling the truth.”

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Report: UN peacekeepers pay impoverished local women for sex

United Nations
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 6/12/15, 11:25 am

Sexual exploitation of local populations by members of United Nations peacekeeping forces is “quite common but underreported,”according to a draft report by a UN internal oversight office.

The report, to be released later this month by the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), claims that peacekeepers routinely pay for sex with cash, cellphones, perfume, and other items, taking advantage of women who are struggling with hunger and poverty or who are seeking to improve their lifestyle.

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TLC pulls 19 Kids over Josh Duggar misconduct scandal

Newsworthy
by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/22/15, 04:32 pm

UPDATE: TLC announced today it has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule. The move comes less than 24 hours after news broke of sexual misconduct allegations against Josh Duggar, the oldest son of the clan portrayed in the popular reality television series.

In a statement, TLC said it was troubled and saddened by what it called a "heartbreaking situation" and said its "thoughts and prayers" were with the family and the victims.

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