Former Word of Faith employee sues former pastor - - Jackson, MS

Former Word of Faith employee sues former pastor

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A former receptionist/administrative assistant at Word of Faith Christian Center in Jackson has filed a federal lawsuit against the church and former Pastor Kevin Wright.

The suit was filed in federal court Friday by attorney Lisa Ross. In that suit, 27-year-old Jamila Slaughter claims Bishop Wright repeatedly made "unwanted and unwelcomed sexual advances" toward her, during a period from December 2008 to October 2009.

Slaughter, who had been a member of the church since she was 13-years-old, claims she has suffered emotional distress and is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, as well as attorney fees.

WLBT could not reach Wright for comment.

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