WARNING: Some of the allegations detailed in this story are graphic in nature. Please use discretion.
Internationally-known local televangelist Ernest Angley has been entangled in a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse that came to light last summer.
The accusations come from a former Akron resident who worked for Angley at the cathedral from 2004 to 2014. He is seeking monetary damages, and calls Angley "a person of malicious and unstable character."
According to the lawsuit, the employee began working at Grace Cathedral in January of 2004 at the age of 18 and lived across the street from Angley, whom he viewed as "a man of God and a father figure." However, he was also forced to get a vasectomy "as a condition of his employment," and he alleges Angley's "predatory behavior" began that summer.
Now, the Akron Beacon Journal has obtained a recording where Angley admitted the encounters alleged in the lawsuit to his assistant minister.
The reporter behind the story, the ABJ's Bob Dyer, sat down with Jim Donovan to detail the new twist in the case during Tuesday's Donovan Live.
Watch the interview in the player above.