Five women have brought forth a lawsuit alleging that Tim Ballard, the former leader of Operation Underground Railroad, sexually assaulted and emotional abused them during missions to rescue victims of sex trafficking.
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On October 9, 2023, five women filed a lawsuit against Tim Ballard, seven other individuals named below and numerous Ballard owned and operated entities including Operation Underground Railroad (OUR), the anti-trafficking organization he established and The Nazarene Fund that he operated in a partnership with conservative radio host, Glenn Beck. The lawsuit accuses Ballard of sexual assault and battery while leveling allegations of fraud and conspiracy to conceal his actions against both Ballard and the organization. This legal action marks a critical juncture in the unfolding narrative surrounding Ballard and OUR, shedding light on a disturbing chapter that has come under scrutiny.
In the Third Judicial District Court; Salt Lake County, State of Utah
WW, MK, DM, HDT and DS,
The following Defendants:
OPERATION UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, INC.
THE SPEAR FUND, a dba for a Utah Non-Profit Corporation; ROCKWELL GROUP, INC.
LIBERTY AND LIGHT
SLAVE STEALERS, LLC
CHILDREN NEED FAMILIES FOUNDATION
JULIAN ANN BLAKE
DOES 1 through 100.