She said she was staying in a living area of Louisville’s Heart of Fire Church, where Johnson served as pastor, when he drunkenly kissed her and fondled her underneath her clothes, according to the investigative report.
Richmond reported the incident to authorities in April 2013, and the Louisville Metro Police Department initially opened an investigation, but closed it without charging Johnson, according to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.
The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting got its hands on police documents on the alleged sexual assault, and interviewed Richmond, leading to its story on how Johnson allegedly forced himself on her when she was a teenager.
On Tuesday, a day after the center published its report, Johnson denied the allegations, saying Richmond was motivated by his political opponents.
“This allegation concerning this young girl absolutely has no merit,” he said. “As a matter of fact, some of this I heard yesterday for the first time as I read the story.” The same day Johnson held a news conference, Louisville detectives reopened the investigation, according to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.
Social media post
Johnson posted a message on his Facebook page Wednesday evening, saying the accusations “are false” and ‘only God knows the truth.” The post appears to have been deleted.
“GOD and only GOD knows the truth, nothing is the way they make it out to be. AMERICA will not survive this type of judge and jury fake news. Conservatives take a stand,” his post read.
“I LOVE GOD and I LOVE MY WIFE, who is the best WIFE in the world … 9-11-2001 NYC/WTC, PTSD 24/7 16 years is a sickness that will take my life, I cannot handle it any longer.”
Johnson had claimed that he helped give the last rites to victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks, according to the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.
OK so even before his death, he denied having anything to do with this girl. Yet he conveniently mentions PTSD. What did that have to do with the rape of this girl? This story reminds me of the Alabama Senate candidate, Roy Moore, and how folks questioned why these ladies are just now coming forth. Well this girl in the Johnson case told on him immediately and what did she get? NOTHING. He died acting like a complete narcissist. Voters assumed either foolishly or otherwise that they were making false allegations against him to make their party look bad. But in reality, Moore loves teenagers. He’s a pedophile no matter how you slice it. He admitted to dating teens.
But umm this isn’t about bashing a party this is about bashing character. He’s a pervert. Democrats have perverts too. Sexual predators come in every race and affiliation. Why can’t people see that? I think they do realize it. They are just willfully ignorant.
We honestly have to start judging by character and not party.
If this girl says he did it he did it. And the fact that he killed himself instead of facing the music instead of trying to save face, shows what a disgusting coward he really is.