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Sun Dec 17, 2017, 08:50 PM

Jessica Hahn, woman at center of televangelists fall 30 years ago, confronts her past

It’s been three decades since the world found out about the 15 minutes she spent in a Florida hotel room with televangelist Jim Bakker. But Jessica Hahn says it’s only been in the last two years that she’s finally confronted her anger about what happened, and how it’s affected the rest of her life.

She says she’s angry at Bakker, founder of the onetime PTL empire near Charlotte, for using his power and his image as a man of God to manipulate her, then a 21-year-old church secretary, into having sex.

“He just believed that everybody should serve him because he was serving God,” she said of Bakker.

She’s also angry at herself for being in the hotel room. And for reacting to this experience and the sudden media glare by making “maybe not the best choices” over the years that followed – including posing nude three times in Playboy.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/religion/article189940794.html

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TexasTowelie Dec 2017 OP
TexasTowelie Dec 2017 #1
SummerSnow Dec 2017 #2
shenmue Dec 2017 #6
Sneederbunk Dec 2017 #3
TexasBushwhacker Dec 2017 #4
madaboutharry Dec 2017 #5
bmbmd Dec 2017 #7
bobbieinok Dec 2017 #8
emulatorloo Dec 2017 #9
TexasTowelie Dec 2017 #10
emulatorloo Dec 2017 #11

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 08:52 PM

2. Wow, that's a blast from the past. I'm getting old.

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 09:17 PM

6. Me too

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 08:54 PM

3. That's all well and good, but how many free food buckets did she get?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 09:02 PM

4. She's a Trump fan

She doesn't sound like she's learned much about crooks.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 09:14 PM

5. She was a guest on Larry King when he was on CNN.

She came across as rather vulgar, shallow, and generally messed up. I felt kind of sorry for her.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 09:35 PM

7. I had great hopes for Jim Bakker

When I read his autobiography "I Was Wrong". I was wrong.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:02 PM

8. And HE has a new tv show (base in MO), new wife grandkids, raking in$$

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 11:30 PM

9. Slow news day I guess

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 11:32 PM

10. Well, it is a McClatchy news article.

They probably give their reporters the weekends off.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 11:34 PM

11. :-)

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