My inaugural post several weeks ago discussed the movie Sound of Freedom; I mentioned that at the height of the movie’s popularity, Ballard very quietly stepped away from the organization that he founded.
Yesterday, news broke that Ballard is now facing allegations of sexual misconduct from seven women. This is being overshadowed by the Russell Brand story of the same flavor, but you can find coverage online if you just search for it.
Vice news has a detailed article, and quotes the statement sent to them by the spokesperson for O.U.R.:
“Tim Ballard resigned from O.U.R. on June 22, 2023. He has permanently separated from O.U.R.
O.U.R. is dedicated to combatting sexual abuse, and does not tolerate sexual harassment or discrimination by anyone in its organization.
O.U.R. retained an independent law firm to conduct a comprehensive investigation of all relevant allegations, and O.U.R. continues to assess and improve the governance of the organization and protocols for its operations.
To preserve the integrity of its investigation and to protect the privacy of all persons involved, O.U.R. will not make any further public comment at this time.
O.U.R. is confident in its future as the leading organization committed to combatting sex trafficking and saving children who have been captured and sold into slavery.”
Remember I said this smelled like a grift for the Mormon “church”? Always follow the money.
Something stinks about this guy, his story, his organization, and his movie.