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Note that some will understandably ask why this is not the subject of legal action.

The Recovering Grace team understands the seriousness of the allegations made in this story containing descriptions of conduct of a sexual nature between a minor and an authority figure.

This story, more so than others, has caused the RG team to examine our hearts, to ensure that our motives are pure as we humbly seek to balance justice with grace and mercy.

They said that I was wrong—Bill would never hug a girl, and that I shouldn’t make claims that weren’t true. A short time after that meeting, I was walking home alone when a car pulled up beside me. He told me that what happened between us needed to stay between us.

I was never to tell anyone else because it was our little secret—was that clear? Bill would have me accompany him in his car to the airport, and be there to pick him up when he got back from trips.

My parents told Gothard that, because of him, they were convicted to have more children.

I was born in 1975, and from the get go I was told that I was special—the seventh child, God’s perfect number—and that I owed my life to Bill Gothard.

We have sought counsel from trusted advisors, and have spent many hours in prayerful consideration before publishing this story.

While there will always be an element of “He-said/She-said” in stories of this nature, we have spent over eight months investigating this story.

We have interviewed witnesses, some of whom have agreed to go on the record.

Combining this investigation with what we have previously researched, we believe this to be credible.

We left that church when I was 13 years old, and we moved to Virginia when I was 15. He asked me a lot about how much I had let my boyfriend touch me, how we kissed— it went on and on. I wanted a relationship with a man that was like a relationship with a father.