Sinful Sex and Corruption at TBN
Sex scandals are merely crumbs from the table of a lawsuit filed this week against Trinity Christian Center of Santa Ana, which includes allegations that founders Paul and Jan Crouch fetched a $50 million jet through a “sham loan to an alter ego corporation” and that a $100,000 motor home was purchased for Jan’s pooches.
Joseph McVeigh filed the suit in Orange County Superior Court against the company (which does business as Trinity Broadcasting Network), International Christian Broadcasting and Davert & Loe, the Long Beach-based law firm named in a federal lawsuit filed by Crouch granddaugher Brittany Koper, who alleged that the attorneys, who perform legal work for Trinity, unlawfully distributed more than $50 million to the company’s directors.
McVeigh, who is Koper’s uncle by marriage, alleges that Trinity lawyers “falsely and maliciously” sued him over a loan from Trinity, in retaliating against Koper for blowing the whistle on the company’s alleged financial misdeeds.
Koper is the former chief financial officer, director of finance, corporate treasurer and director of human resources for the company, who also accuses attorney David C. Loe of sexually assualting her on multiple occasions in front of witnesses, including grabbing her breasts during a business meeting to “see how they feel.”