Missouri Sues Televangelist for Selling Fake Coronavirus Cure

(Jefferson City) Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has filed a lawsuit against televangelist Jim Bakker and Morningside Church Productions to stop the selling of a fake treatment that he claims can cure the coronavirus.

The FDA and New York attorney general agree and remind consumers “no vaccines, pills, potions or other prescription or over-the-counter products treat or cure coronavirus disease.”

This is the same Jim Bakker who was found guilty of 24 counts of defrauding followers in his South Carolina-based ministry in 1989.

He also paid for the silence of Jessica Hahn, who alleged that Bakker and former P.T.L. Club co-host John Wesley Fletcher drugged and raped her.

Bakker was also the subject of homosexual and bisexual allegations in the late 80’s in which he denied.

After serving five years in prison for fraud, Bakker returned to televangelism in southwest Missouri near Branson, raising funds in part by selling “end of days” products like bulk foods and generators.