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When Tim Ballard was forced out as president and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) there was no announcement. His ouster was not made public until VICE News broke the story, months after Ballard left OUR. But even then the grounds for his removal remained secret. It was only disclosed some employees had complained about something to OUR’s directors. Ballard’s removal became known just as the movie about one of his daring rescues—Sound of Freedom— was breaking U.S. box office records. It’s now in theaters worldwide. This report finally reveals the complaint employees took to the board: Alleged sexual misconduct. While it’s a fact those allegations were made against Ballard, it remains far from proven whether they are true or false.