Christianity Today (CT) is reporting that Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) has opened an investigation into allegations that its late founder and namesake sexually harassed multiple massage therapists who worked at two day spas he co-owned.
The Christian media outlet is reporting that three women who worked at the businesses, located in a strip mall in the Atlanta suburbs, told CT that Ravi Zacharias “touched them inappropriately, exposed himself, and masturbated during regular treatments over a period of about five years.” Zacharias’ business partner also reportedly said he regrets not stopping Zacharias and sent an apology text to one of the victims this month.
One of the alleged victims in the article states that when she heard of the sexting allegations against Zacharias in 2017, she immediately knew that Zacharias’ alleged victim, Lori Anne Thompson, was telling the truth. She said Zacharias had masturbated in front of her and had solicited explicit photos from her when he was traveling. (To read my articles on the sexting scandal, click here.)
RZIM is denying the claims. In a statement to CT, RZIM said that the charges of sexual misconduct “do not in any way comport with the man we knew for decades.” The organization reportedly has hired a law firm to look into the allegations, which date back at least 10 years. CT says RZIM declined to answer any further questions about the inquiry.
To read the full CT article, click here.
Steve Baughman, author of Cover-Up in the Kingdom was the first to break the story of spa workers whom Zacharias allegedly sexually harassed. His video explaining the allegations and his evidence is below: