July 28, 2020
By Jason Kotowski
A lawsuit filed last week alleges sexual misconduct on the part of a former counselor at Bridge Bible Church against a church member.
The suit, filed July 22, says Eric Simpson manipulated a woman who had initially gone to him for marriage counseling sessions with her husband. Simpson later insisted on private sessions, the suit alleges, where he told her that her husband was a lucky man and repeated things to her that she told him in previous sessions she wished her husband would say to her.
“After months of manipulation, defendant Simpson had plaintiff where he wanted her,” the suit says. “Starting in July of 2019, defendant Simpson began sexually abusing plaintiff.”
It goes on to say church elders blamed her for the situation and shunned her and her husband.
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