IA received this letter through our whistleblower & news tips link. In his resignation letter, Weimar University board member, David Butler, cited a lack of confidence in the Weimar Administration “due to poor choices in background checks and hiring practices, which has resulted in hiring sexual predators, delinquent staff, staff demeaning the students and hurting […]
On August 8, 2022, Melissa Osadchuck, a former employee at Weimar University, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Dr. George Araya, former Vice President of Academic Affairs at Weimar University, and against Weimar Institute. She is requesting a trial by jury in the Superior Court of California, Placer County. The case number listed is S-CV-0048892. […]
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Right after we published Melissa Osadchuck’s story, Weimar University responded to our story with a statement that reads: “Weimar University takes employee and student safety very seriously. While privacy laws do not allow the university to provide further information at this time about personnel matters, it should be known that Weimar acted immediately and appropriately […]
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Dr. Randy Bivens was COO of Weimar Institute from August 2013 to May 2022. A whistleblower sent us this document. IA reached out to Dr. Bivens for authentication. He confirmed that it was indeed his letter. He expressed his personal preference that it not be published. We will publish our analysis of the document later. […]
Weimar University president, Dr. Neil Nedley, responded to our story. “Weimar University takes employee and student safety very seriously. While privacy laws do not allow the university to provide further information at this time about personnel matters, it should be known that Weimar acted immediately and appropriately at every step” Neil Nedley, MD President Weimar […]
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Pastor Raafat Kamal was not returned to the office of Division President. The General Conference nominating committee nominated Doctor Daniel Duda, who served as the director for Education. According to Adventist.uk, “Duda has served as the Education Director at the Trans-European Division in St Albans, England since 2005. Since 2015 he is also the Field […]
(Serbian Translation) Optužbe za seksualno eksploatisanje i zlostavljanje, ponovo se pojavljuju protiv Rafata Kamala predsednika Trans-Evropske divizije (Članak 11/15).
Tokom našeg izveštavanja o slučaju zlostavljanja u porodici Anite Trto, bili smo upozoreni na optužbe za zlostavljanje iznete protiv pastora Rafata Kamala tokom njegovog reizbora 2010.godine. Hitno smo kontaktirali kancelariju generalnog savetnika pri Generalnoj konferenciji, i nikada nismo dobili odgovor od njih. Pozadina priče Žrtva/e zlostavljanja je svedočila pred izvršnim odborom, sa svojim terapeutom/ima zaduženim […]
Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Resurface Against Raafat Kamal, President of the Trans-European Division (Article 11/15)
(This story was updated) During our reporting on Anita Trto’s domestic abuse case, we were alerted to allegations of abuse raised against Pastor Raafat Kamal during his re-election in 2010. We immediately contacted the Office of the General Counsel at the General Conference and never received any communication from them. Background to the Allegations The […]
Most victims of domestic violence and sexual assault that I spoke to for this series in the Seventh-day Adventist Church are aware by their own experience of how ill-equipped the Church is to deal with their trauma. They, however, aren’t prepared for the vast army of church lawyers and self-serving administrators to deny them any […]
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This post is an interview with Attila Erdeg. Until April 15, 2022, he is the Media Director for the South-East Union Conference. He is also the son of Pastor Robert Erdeg and the brother of Anita Trto. This interview was lightly edited for clarity. IA Note: Suppose you are just finding out about this story […]
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