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Inside the sex scandal that brought down a multi-million dollar televangelist empire when a pastor ‘raped’ his …

A new TV show explores how the Jessica Hahn sex scandal took down a multi-million dollar televangelist empire.

Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker were famous in the 1980s for their successful TV ministry PTL (Praise the Lord) Club, later called The Jim and Tammy Show. 

But the Christian conglomerate was all but destroyed after a local newspaper unearthed a shocking scandal – that Jim Bakker had paid $279,000 to Jessica Hahn, a church secretary.

That thread quickly unraveled an even bigger scandal after the Charlotte Observer found that Hahn had allegedly been paid the cash as hush money, after she was allegedly raped by Bakker in a hotel room in 1980 when she was 21. 

Bakker would later acknowledge that he’d had sex with the secretary but claimed it was consensual.

The upcoming episode of Scandal Made Me Famous will examine the scandal and speak to the

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How a Sexual Assault Scandal Led to the Uncovering of a $158 Million Crime in a Televangelist Empire

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After Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker Left PTL Club

Despite the millions that the Bakkers stole from the church, it was the sex scandal that led to their ministry’s undoing.

Following Jim’s departure from PTL club, rival preacher, Jimmy Swaggart tried to take control of the TV empire. However, Swaggart was later exposed for his own sex scandal.

Ultimately, Jerry Falwell, the Moral Majority founder, took over the ministry. He stepped in only to discover that PTL had debt amounting in the millions and that money raised for hotel timeshares had been rerouted to other places.

Jim and Tammy Faye divorced in 1992. She went on to marry their close friend Roe Messner, who was the one to come up with the hush money to pay off Hahn. Messner was later jailed for bankruptcy fraud while Tammy Faye went on to reinvent herself as a reality TV star and self-help author. She passed away at the age

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1.5 MILLION VIEWERS WATCHED "THE KENNEDYS-AFTER CAMELOT" WORLD PREMIERE ON REELZ

1.5 MILLION VIEWERS WATCHED “THE KENNEDYS-AFTER CAMELOT” WORLD PREMIERE ON REELZ

(Albuquerque, NM) Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – REELZ today announced 1.5 million viewers watched the opening night of the world premiere of The Kennedys-After Camelot miniseries.

“We are thrilled with viewer response to the premiere night of The Kennedys-After Camelot,” said REELZ CEO Stan E. Hubbard. “The miniseries has proved to be a strong platform to kick off our three new high profile series hosted by Nancy O’Dell, Natalie Morales and Deborah Norville which premiere this month.”

Viewers who missed the premiere night of The Kennedys-After Camelot have additional chances to watch this week starting tonight:

Tuesday, April 4
8pm ET/ 5pm PT
11pm ET/ 8pm PT
1am ET/ 10pm PT

Thursday, April 6
10pm ET/ 7pm PT

Friday, April 7
5pm ET/ 2pm

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2017/04/04/15-million-viewers-watched-the-kennedys-after-camelot-world-premiere-on-reelz-217310/20170404reelz01/

Ratings – 1.5 Million Viewers Watched "The Kennedys-After Camelot …

1.5 MILLION VIEWERS WATCHED “THE KENNEDYS-AFTER CAMELOT” WORLD PREMIERE ON REELZ

(Albuquerque, NM) Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – REELZ today announced 1.5 million viewers watched the opening night of the world premiere of The Kennedys-After Camelot miniseries.

“We are thrilled with viewer response to the premiere night of The Kennedys-After Camelot,” said REELZ CEO Stan E. Hubbard. “The miniseries has proved to be a strong platform to kick off our three new high profile series hosted by Nancy O’Dell, Natalie Morales and Deborah Norville which premiere this month.”

Viewers who missed the premiere night of The Kennedys-After Camelot have additional chances to watch this week starting tonight:

Tuesday, April 4
8pm ET/ 5pm PT
11pm ET/ 8pm PT
1am ET/ 10pm PT

Thursday, April 6
10pm ET/ 7pm PT

Friday, April 7
5pm ET/ 2pm

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2017/04/04/15-million-viewers-watched-the-kennedys-after-camelot-world-premiere-on-reelz-217310/20170404reelz01/