According to a report by the global evangelical organisation, Ravi Zacharias, the world renowned Christian apologist, who died of cancer in May 2020, engaged in “sexting, unwanted touching, spiritual abuse, and rape.”
The Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), after initially denying accounts of Ravi Zacharias’ misconduct, announced that an investigation had found credible evidence of sexual misconduct spanning many years and multiple continents.
Ravi Zacharias was an influential Indian-born Canadian-American Christian apologist who founded the RZIM and was involved in the ministry for over 40 years.
Ruth Graham, New York Times published a report on February 11, about the evangelist’s sexual abuse in scathing report where it was reported that several months after Zacharias’ death, the magazine Christianity Today reported on allegations that Zacharias had groped and masturbated in front of several women who worked at two day spas he co-owned near his ministry’s headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Christianity Today reported that the four-month investigation found the late Ravi Zacharias leveraged his reputation as a world-famous Christian apologist to abuse massage therapists in the United States and abroad over more than a decade while the ministry led by his family members and loyal allies failed to hold him accountable.
Miller & Martin, which RZIM hired in October to investigate accounts of sexual misconduct by Zacharias revealed that of the dozen of massage therapists who treated Zacharias, five of them reported that he had touched or rubbed them inappropriately, and four said he would touch his own genitals or ask them to touch him. Eight said he would either start the massage completely nude or remove the draping sheets during the treatment.