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Title Montrose Voice, No. 338, April 17, 1987
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date April 17, 1987
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 006
Transcript Kickbacks in Swaggert's Closet? APRIL 17, 1987 / MONTROSE VOICE 5 BATON ROUGE, La (UPI)-A former employee ofthe Jimmy Swaggart World Ministries has admitted receiving what he considered hush money from the television evangelist to keep quiet about what he believed to be printing contract overcharges and kickbacks, a television station has reported. The allegations of a payoff were made by Howard "Bud" Fisher, the former director of direct mail for the Swaggart ministry, in a 30-minute documentary on the television preacher aired Monday night by WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge. Fisher said in late 1982 and 1983 he tried to alert Swaggart and his wife Frances to what he believed to be printing contract overcharges by printing broker Rod Dockery of Dallas and gifts, rewards and other favors made by Dockery's company to Bob Anderson, the brother of Frances Swaggart and vice president of the ministries. About 10 minutes into one meeting with Swaggart, Fisher said he was given a $5,000 handwritten check, described by his boss as a bonus. Fisher said he considered it a payment to keep quiet about the printing contract. Fisher said the check was followed by a series of pay raises that increased his salary within months from $60,000 a year to $100,000 a year. However, he was at the same time stripped of any authority and resigned his position. The television documentary also said Anderson's name was included in information being gathered by New York attorney Bob Grutman, who represents fallen PTL leader Jim Bakker and his wife Tammy. In defending Bakker in a scandal involving a sexual encounter with a former church secretary, Grutman threatened two weeks ago to "show there is a smellier laundry in his (Swag- gart's) hamper than the laundry that he thought was in Rev. Bakker's." WBRZ said Grutman also cmpiled information about another incident in which a former Swaggart employee was fired following an alleged sexual affair with a member of Swaggart's inner circle. That incident, the television station said, resulted in a lawsuit when Swaggart tried to evict the fired employee from a home he bought from the ministry. A settlement was reached, the television station said, and the employee was allowed to sell the home and repay the balance of the due mortgage. The settlement, the television report said, involved a confidentiality agreement in which the parties agreed not to disclose details of the incident that led to the suit. "I have not sued anyone," Swaggart said. "I don't know what they're talking about there." Swaggart Official Denies Newspaper's Claims NEW ORLEANS (UPI)-A lawyer for television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart denied Thursday a newspaper's allegations that the Baton Rouge preacher twice threatened to kill a longtime member of his ministry's band. William Treeby, a lawyer for Swaggart and assistant secretary for Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, said a report based on court records and published in Wednesday's edition of The Times- Picayune "relied on unproven allegations in lawsuits." Treeby said a telegram from a lawyer representing musician Dwayne Johnson was delivered to the newspaper Thursday. The telegram, Treeby said, indicated Johnson apologized to Swaggart for filing a lawsuit in 1982. "Dwayne is sorry that he filed that suit and has apologized to Brother Jimmy Swaggart," Treeby said the telegram stated. The article, based on records contained in the lawsuit filed by Johnson and his wife, reported Swaggart became enraged at the man and threatened to kill him on two ocassions. Sources who allegedly heard Swaggart speak about the matter told the paper the preacher had learned of a relationship between the band member and the wife of a member of Swaggart's inner circle. The article also reported Swaggart representatives pressured a Texas woman to turn over her estate to Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, according to lawsuits filed by the woman's family and executor. Treeby's statement said those allegations concerning the estate of Zoe Vance "were not true" and matters involving the woman's estate "are private mat ters." The Times-Picayune reported that a 1986 settlement ofthe case allocated 70 percent of the estate to Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and 30 percent to a foundation named for the woman's son. Treeby's statement confirmed that disposition of the case. montrose VOICE HOUSTON. TEXAS ISSUE 338 FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1987 Published weekly Community Publishing Company 408 Avondale Houston, TX 77006 Phone (713) 529-8490 Contents copyright 1987 Office hours: 8am-6pm Henry McClurg/p-b/Jsner-e-iror Linda Wye he/managing editor David Roumfort/producf/on SUBSCRIPTIONS (713) 529-8490 ADVERTISING SALES DEPARTMENT (713) 529-8490 Jerry tvlulholland/adverf/sing director Ken Boge/accounf executive POSTMASTER: Send address corrections lo 408 Avon- dale, Houston. TX 77006-3028 Subscription rate in US (by Voice carrier or US Mail): $1.25 per week (up to 2 issues). $65 per year (52 weeks), or $32.50 per six months (26 weeks). National advertising representalive: Rivendell Marketing, P.O. Box 1268, Plainfield. NJ 07061. (201) 754-4348 Final advertising deadline: All display ads 5pm 2 days prior lo publication dale. All classified ads 2pm 1 day prior 10 publication dale. Notice to advertisers: Advertising rate schedule Eight-A was effective April. 11, 1986 Responsibility: We do no! assume financial responsibility for claims by advertisers but readers are asked (o advise the newspaper ol any suspicion o) Iradulent or deceptive advertising and suspicions wilt be investigated. News service: United Press International. 2517 Ralph Street at Westheimer 527-9071 Sunday Beer Bust 1-9pm Burgers SI Tuesday Pool Tournament 8pm Friday Beer Bust 4-10pm Hamburgers SI Wednesday Liquor Bust 9pm-midnight $6 all you can hold Saturday Liquor Bust 4-7pm $6 All You Can Hold Thursday Buck Night SI Well, long necks & schnapps It's Springtime again and time to do those projects you've been putting off. 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