A number of girls have come ahead in Brazil to accuse an internationally recognized self-proclaimed religious healer of sexually abusing them below pretext of making an attempt to “remedy” them of despair or different issues.
The allegations towards Joao Teixeira de Faria, 76, higher often called “Joao de Deus” (“Joao of God”) had been made late Friday on a program on the broadly seen World Tv community.
A Dutch choreographer recognized as Zahira Leeneke Maus and 9 Brazilian girls who remained nameless accused Faria of constructing them masturbate him or carry out fellatio, which he insisted was the one method to switch his “cleaning” vitality to them.
Maus additionally informed this system that Faria had raped her.
The related O Globo newspaper later reported that it had spoken to 2 different girls who gave related accounts of sexual abuse by Faria, bringing the whole to a dozen.
All the ladies stated they had been aged of their 30s when the alleged acts occurred in Faria’s “religious hospital” within the city of Abadiania, near the capital Brasilia.
– A vehement denial –
Globo’s G1 information web site cited an announcement from Faria’s press service saying he had used his powers to deal with 1000’s of individuals over the previous 44 years and “he vehemently rejects (allegations of) any improper observe throughout his remedies.”
Faria’s repute reaches far past Brazil, with followers in the USA, Europe and Australia.
Oprah Winfrey, the US tv celeb and producer, visited Faria in 2013 to look into his “miracles.”
A number of media retailers have executed vital investigations into Faria’s claims of therapeutic, and a few uncovered earlier allegations of sexual abuse and different improprieties for which Faria has by no means been prosecuted.
The recent allegations aired by Globo come amid a worldwide reckoning of alleged sexual misconduct by highly effective males towards girls below the #metoo marketing campaign.