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September 25, 1987
Evangelist John Wesley Fletcher said he did not force Jessica Hahn to have sex with him and does not know if PTL founder Jim Bakker forced himself on her during a 1980 meeting in a Florida motel room. Much of what has appeared in various media is "only half-truths," Fletcher said after testifying for three hours before a federal grand jury investigating the television ministry.
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December 6, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal grand jury in Charlotte, N. C., returned indictments against two more former associates of the defunct PTL television ministry. Sam Johnson, who was minister at PTL's Heritage Village Church, was charged with 12 counts of perjury for his testimony to a special grand jury about a cash payment to former church secretary Jessica Hahn.
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December 6, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal grand jury in Charlotte, N. C., returned indictments against two more former associates of the defunct PTL television ministry. Sam Johnson, who was minister at PTL's Heritage Village Church, was charged with 12 counts of perjury for his testimony to a special grand jury about a cash payment to former church secretary Jessica Hahn.
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September 25, 1987
Evangelist John Wesley Fletcher said he did not force Jessica Hahn to have sex with him and does not know if PTL founder Jim Bakker forced himself on her during a 1980 meeting in a Florida motel room. Much of what has appeared in various media is "only half-truths," Fletcher said after testifying for three hours before a federal grand jury investigating the television ministry.
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April 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Jessica Hahn said she was forced into sexual activities with a second evangelist shortly after a sexual encounter with Jim Bakker, even though she told Bakker she was a virgin and feared getting pregnant, Newsweek magazine said.
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March 30, 1987 | United Press International
An Oklahoma City evangelist introduced former PTL leader Jim Bakker to the woman with whom he had an affair because Bakker threatened suicide unless he found a way to make his wife jealous and win back her affections, according to a report published Sunday. Bakker, 47, and his wife, Tammy, have been the focus of an old-time religion soap opera since he admitted to a sexual liaison with a church secretary seven years ago.
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April 9, 1987 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
Jessica Hahn has stopped receiving monthly payments from a settlement reached after she complained about a 1980 sexual encounter with evangelist Jim Bakker, according to the man who negotiated the settlement for her. Hahn, who claims Bakker forced her to have sex with him in a Florida hotel room, has not received her settlement payments for March and April, Anaheim businessman Paul Roper said Tuesday night. Hahn had been receiving $800 to $1,200 a month since March, 1985, according to Roper.
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December 20, 1989 | From Times wire services
Flamboyant evangelist John Wesley Fletcher, who paid Jessica Hahn's way to Florida for her tryst with Jim Bakker, said today he is poor as a church mouse and needs a court-appointed attorney for his perjury trial. Fletcher, making an initial court appearance after being charged two weeks ago with lying to the grand jury that indicted Bakker, said he doesn't have a dime to his name and cannot possibly pay for his own defense.
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December 5, 1989 | Associated Press
A federal grand jury today indicted two associates of Jim Bakker for lying during the PTL fraud investigation. Sam Johnson, former minister at Heritage Village Church, was charged with 12 counts of perjury for his testimony about a $10,000 check that was part of $265,000 in hush money paid to former church secretary Jessica Hahn. Evangelist John Wesley Fletcher was charged with one count of perjury for his testimony about how Bakker was introduced to Hahn.
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April 9, 1987 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
Jessica Hahn has stopped receiving monthly payments from a settlement reached after she complained about a 1980 sexual encounter with evangelist Jim Bakker, according to the man who negotiated the settlement for her. Hahn, who claims Bakker forced her to have sex with him in a Florida hotel room, has not received her settlement payments for March and April, Anaheim businessman Paul Roper said Tuesday night. Hahn had been receiving $800 to $1,200 a month since March, 1985, according to Roper.
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April 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Jessica Hahn said she was forced into sexual activities with a second evangelist shortly after a sexual encounter with Jim Bakker, even though she told Bakker she was a virgin and feared getting pregnant, Newsweek magazine said.
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March 30, 1987 | United Press International
An Oklahoma City evangelist introduced former PTL leader Jim Bakker to the woman with whom he had an affair because Bakker threatened suicide unless he found a way to make his wife jealous and win back her affections, according to a report published Sunday. Bakker, 47, and his wife, Tammy, have been the focus of an old-time religion soap opera since he admitted to a sexual liaison with a church secretary seven years ago.
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May 27, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
The Rev. Jerry Falwell today said that he doesn't see "an ounce of repentance" in Jim Bakker and that the fallen PTL evangelist needs to come clean about a 1980 sexual encounter and his "homosexual problems." Bakker also should "return millions of dollars taken from the coffers of this ministry at the cost of widows" and people who sacrificed to make payments to the television ministry, Falwell said at a news conference after a meeting here of the PTL board.
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March 29, 1987 | RUSS CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
Possible extortion payments to a woman who had a sexual encounter with television evangelist Jim Bakker could lead to a criminal investigation of the scandal, the Rev. Jerry Falwell said Saturday. The source of the money paid to the woman has not been determined, and Falwell said an audit will be made to see if any of the hush money came from PTL ministry funds. If so, the Internal Revenue Service could seek to revoke PTL's tax-exempt status.
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