‘Sound Of Freedom’s’ Tim Ballard Breaks His Silence After He’s Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By Seven Women

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Tim Ballard, the former CIA agent whose story was told in the hit movie Sound Of Freedom, is speaking out to defend himself after he was accused of sexual misconduct by seven different women.

Ballard Denies Disturbing Allegations

Daily Mail reported that Ballard has been accused of sexually exploiting seven women by pressuring them to pose as his wife and share a bed with him while on missions to rescue children. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has also accused Ballard of exploiting his friendship with senior apostle M. Russell Ballard, allegedly denouncing his “morally unacceptable” activity, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

“It’s not true, nothing you hear is true. Something evil is going on. I don’t know what yet,” Ballard told Vice News, going on to question whether the Mormon church, which he’s part of, had really issued a statement denouncing him.

Reports surfaced on Monday alleging that Ballard had pressured women to share a bed and shower with him after telling them that he wanted to convince traffickers that they were married. Sources claimed that he sent least one woman a photo of himself in his underwear, covered in fake tattoos, and that he asked another “how far she was willing to go” to save children.

Mormon Church Allegedly Rebukes Ballard

The Mormon church issued a rare statement rebuking Ballard over the weekend for “activity regarded as morally unacceptable.” This letter accused him of using the name of their president, M. Russell Ballard, who is no relation to him.

“President Ballard and Tim Ballard (no relation) established a friendship a number of years ago,” the statement read. “That friendship was built on a shared interest in looking after God’s children wherever they are and without regard to their circumstance. However, that relationship is in the past.”

“For many months, President Ballard has had no contact with the founder of Operation Underground Railroad (OUR). The nature of that relationship was always in support of vulnerable children being abused, trafficked, and otherwise neglected,” it continued. “Once it became clear Tim Ballard had betrayed their friendship, through the unauthorized use of President Ballard’s name for Tim Ballard’s personal advantage and activity regarded as morally unacceptable, President Ballard withdrew his association.”

“President Ballard never authorized his name, or the name of the Church, to be used for Tim’s personal or financial interests,” the letter concluded. “In addition, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints never endorsed, supported, or represented OUR, Tim Ballard, or any projects associated with them. President Ballard loves children, all over the world. It has been his mission and life’s work to look after them, care for them, and point them to their Savior.”

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Ballard Fires Back

Ballard, who is a married father of nine children, fired back on Monday night to deny this and say that the allegations were “ruining his life.”

“President Ballard is like a grandfather to me,” Ballard said. “He came to me in 2011, 2012, and he told me he appreciates all the things I’m doing and wants to help me. I’ve never used Elder Ballard’s name. Ever! I’ve never treaded on his name to ask for anything. I’ve never had any business dealings with him. What business deal?”

“All the press in Utah is saying some Church representative is saying this. This is breaking down my family like you can’t believe,” he added. “My children are being harassed right now because everyone believes the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – which I have defended for how many years – and no one can tell me.”

Ballard went on to question if this statement really came from the Mormon church.

“Do you think the church would make a statement to Vice? Vice Magazine has done anti-Mormon stories like you wouldn’t believe,” he said. “Vice Magazine has done more hit pieces on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints than any other.”

“Can you imagine the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints would publicly condemn one of its members without talking to the bishop, the stake president?” he questioned. “I have never traded on his name to ask for anything. I’ve never had any business dealings with him.”


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Ballard Steps Down From Operation Underground Railroad

In June, Ballard stepped down from his organization Operation Underground Railroad (OUR), which he founded back in 2013 to fight human trafficking.

“It was ultimately revealed through disturbingly specific and parallel accounts, that Tim has been deceitfully and extensively grooming and manipulating multiple women for the past few years with the ultimate intent of coercing them to participate in sexual acts with him, under the premise of going where it takes and doing ‘whatever it takes’ to save a child,” OUR wrote in a letter to donors afterwards.

Ballard was portrayed by The Passion Of The Christ star Jim Caviezel in Sound Of Freedom, which was the surprise hit of the summer. Just a few days ago, Ballard expressed interest in potentially running for Senate, saying that he was approached “several weeks ago” by “very influential people” to consider running for the seat being vacated by Mitt Romney (R-UT).

Ballard went on to say that being a senator would be a good next step for him, given the fact that his face is so recognizable now thanks to Sound Of Freedom that he can’t work as an undercover operative again.

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