Lawsuit Alleges Reverend Sexually Harassed Female Minister In St. Louis AME Church

Riverfront Times

By Danny Wicentowski Fri., Jan. 31 2014

A former African Methodist Episcopal Church minister was hit with a lawsuit Wednesday over allegations of sexual harassment.

Filed in St. Louis Circuit Court, the suit alleges that Reverend Frederick McCullough brazenly harassed — and nearly raped — an associate female minister during the two years he headed the Wayman AME Church in St. Louis.

“The unspoken message for women and especially female preachers has been that we must either accept the sexual harassment…or risk being being expelled,” said the plaintiff, Brenda Jones, in written statement. “I am fighting this because it has to stop.”

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