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Janet Russon, a psychic medium from Utah, was a central source of “intelligence” for OUR, leading to at least one failed mission and no evident rescues of missing children.
Files from a joint local and federal criminal investigation released to VICE News describe video evidence of the incident, which took place in Mexico on an Operation Underground Railroad mission.
Tim Ballard’s Departure From Operation Underground Railroad Followed Sexual Misconduct Investigation
“O.U.R. is dedicated to combatting sexual abuse, and does not tolerate sexual harassment or discrimination by anyone in its organization,” the organization tells VICE News.
A church spokesperson tells VICE News that Ballard “betrayed his friendship” with a powerful leader, who “never authorized his name, or the name of the Church, to be used for Tim’s personal or financial interests.”
Now, his most ardent followers are spinning new conspiracy theories about his case.
Survivor leaders in the anti-trafficking movement are attempting to confront the issues around the surprise blockbuster film – and facing a hail of invective in the process.
The news follows his mysterious departure from Operation Underground Railroad, the other anti-trafficking organization of which he was the most recognizable face.
The anti-trafficking activist whose story was the basis for Sound of Freedom left his own organization after an internal investigation, according to a letter circulating among employees and donors.
The founder of the controversial anti-trafficking group left before the launch of "Sound of Freedom," a surprisingly successful movie about his exploits.
Operation Underground Railroad has spent years making big, often unprovable claims about its paramilitary missions and role in rescuing trafficked kids. Now, a new hit movie may help solidify the myth.
A new report from the Department of Justice offers new detail on the events leading to Epstein's death and excoriates the Bureau of Prisons for repeated, systemic failures.