The anti-slavery activist whose story was turned into the surprise hit film Sound of Freedom has been accused of sexual misconduct while on charity missions by at least seven women.
Tim Ballard, a Utah-born former CIA agent who founded the non-profit Operation Underground Railroad in 2013, is accused of pressuring women while on missions to rescue children.
Ballard pushed the women into sharing a bed with him or showering together, telling them that it was a necessary tactic to convince traffickers that they were husband and wife.
Sources told Vice News that Ballard, who resigned from O.U.R. in June, sent at least one woman a photo of himself in his underwear, covered in fake tattoos.
The married father-of-nine allegedly asked another woman ‘how far she was willing to go’ to save children.
Ballard, who is considering a run for the Senate, to replace the retiring Mitt Romney, told a rally in Boston over the weekend: ‘It’s not true, nothing you hear is true.’
Former CIA agent Tim Ballard – who inspired the film Sound of Freedom – has been accused by at least seven women of sexual misconduct, Vice News reported on Monday
Ballard has been approached by DailyMail.com for comment.
In the film of his work, Ballard is played by Jim Caviezel, the staunchly Catholic star of Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion of Christ’, who is known for promoting QAnon conspiracy theories.
His wife Katherine is played by Mira Sorvino.
Ballard is shown working to rescue young girls from a Colombian sex-trafficking ring, in a plot loosely based on his own exploits – but which Ballard freely admits has been embellished.
Sound of Freedom was shunned by big studios and released independently, going on to become one of the most successful independent films in history.
Ballard told Sean Spicer on ‘The Sean Spicer Show’ this week in the video first obtained by DailyMail.com that he was asked ‘several weeks ago’ to look at running for the seat by ‘very influential people.’
Romney, 76, sent shockwaves through Congress with a surprise announcement Thursday that he would not be running for a second term.
He also fired parting shots at the disarray within the Republican Party, and said Biden and Trump, like himself, were too old to serve in office.
‘At the end of another term, I’d be in my mid-80s,’ he said. ‘Frankly, it’s time for a new generation of leaders’
When Ballard was approached to run for the seat even before Romney publicly announced his Senate departure, he said: ‘I was very seriously considering it.’
And now that Romney announced he will be stepping down, Ballard said it is ‘easier’ for himself to potentially stage a run for the seat.
Former DHS agent Tim Ballard – who inspired the film Sound of Freedom – says Biden admin’s policies are to blame for child trafficking
He said he will enter the race after he prayerfully considers the position and if his wife Katherine supports the decision.
The former agent currently lives in Utah with his wife and their nine children, two of whom they adopted from Haiti.
He said based on his work, there has to be ‘something done more none at the federal level’ and the momentum keeps building for his potential Senate run.
‘I keep getting phone calls from people,’ he expressed.
Ballard said the success of the film has barred him from ever working as an operator again, because his face is now recognized by traffickers and bad actors, so becoming a senator could be a good next step.
The ex-agent who inspired the renowned film Sound of Freedom has become a leading voice for anti-trafficking efforts across the world.
On July 4, Sound of Freedom brought in $14 million, while the newest Indiana Jones film earned only $11.5 million, according to the Post Millennial. It is now the number one movie in Latin America.
As for the continued success of the Sound of Freedom film, Ballard told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview this week that he’s still ‘shocked by it.’
But he’s grateful for the success because he’s now getting audiences with Latin America leaders who are helping to enact change.
‘And it’s forcing a conversation that I think the American people have wanted to have, but didn’t know how to start it,’ he added.
Ballard said the film wasn’t intended to ‘make a statement about border policy’ but it came out just when it was most needed.
He said the success of the film has barred him from ever working as an agent operator again, because his face is now recognized by traffickers and bad actors.
Ballard was on Capitol Hill this week to meet with lawmakers and testify about child sex trafficking.
Ballard told Sean Spicer on ‘The Sean Spicer Show’ this week in the video first obtained by DailyMail.com that he was asked ‘several weeks ago’ to look at running for the seat by ‘very influential people’
He told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview ahead of his testimony before the House that Biden’s open borders policy is perpetuating human trafficking in the U.S. and abroad.
The Biden administration has lost track of over 85,000 unaccompanied minors that have come across the border into the U.S. over the last several years, he said.
The children become easy ‘prey for the traffickers’ creating an ‘alarming predicament’ that he says is being largely ignored by the Biden administration.
Republicans are heading toward a ‘potential’ impeachment of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as they expose the horrific human impact of the southern border crisis – including rampant sex trafficking and fentanyl poisonings.
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