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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.
I started meeting with him in his office in the morning, every morning.It all came to a head one night when I told one of my housemates about the long hugs Bill gave me.She got very upset and told me that I was lying, that Bill would never touch a woman.He would pick me up in his blue classic car by a.m. There were others there, but they would leave, and he’d keep me with him to “talk.” It started out with him telling me how beautiful I was, how I inspired him, and how I made him feel alive. He would touch me and hug me after devotions and then take me to the eight o’clock staff meeting session. I began to have discord with my housemates, and I asked Bill to move me to a different house.He said the woman in charge of housing wouldn’t “let” him.Note that some will understandably ask why this is not the subject of legal action.
It’s understood that any statute of limitations has expired in this case. I was raised to put my best face forward and act like all is well.
Bill arranged my flight back to O’Hare so we could ride back to Headquarters in the car together.
That’s when he first put his hand between my legs and felt me all the way up. My brother started hearing things and asked me about it. Bill had sworn me to silence with both guilt and fear.
He insisted that I go on the first IBLP trip to Australia that October and paid for me to go.
We were all so busy on the trip, I didn’t see much of him. He would drive me home so I wouldn’t walk alone to my house in the dark.
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.