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Attorney representing Tim Ballard accusers preparing a lawsuit

Oct 2, 2023, 7:53 PM | Updated: 8:02 pm

Image of Tim Ballard, founder and former CEO of Operation Underground Railroad, speaking at an O.U....

FILE: Tim Ballard, founder and former CEO of Operation Underground Railroad, speaks at an O.U.R. event. A second lawsuit filed against Ballard claims a couple's marital separation was caused by Ballard. (Provided by Operation Underground Railroad)

(Provided by Operation Underground Railroad)

SALT LAKE CITY — The attorney representing several women accusing Operation Underground Railroad founder and former CEO Tim Ballard of sexual misconduct says she’s preparing a lawsuit on their behalf.

Attorney Suzette Rasmussen says that they are gathering evidence and anticipate filing a lawsuit once the information is properly evaluated. She tells KSL NewsRadio she has gained additional clients since she spoke out on their behalf.

Rasmussen, on behalf of her clients, alleged last week that they are victims of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, grooming and spiritual manipulation by Ballard. He’s accused of showering and sharing a bed with women tasked with playing his wife while on undercover missions.
 
Ballard has denied the allegations and defended the tactic he calls the couple’s ruse. Rasmussen said the women feel that Ballard “crossed the line.”

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Attorney representing Tim Ballard accusers preparing a lawsuit