Memphis pastor takes leave of absence following sexual incident allegations

Memphis pastor takes leave of absence following sexual incident allegations”

Larry Cotton is the former associate pastor of Woodlands Parkway Baptist and the person Woodson reported the incident to at the time, she said.

According to a blog post penned by Woodson, Savage took her to a secluded area and forced her to perform oral sex.

Savage, an author and podcast host, acknowledged the "sexual incident" in a statement of his own.

Inspired by the anti-sexual harassment movement sweeping through Hollywood and elsewhere, Woodson said she made a decision to send an email to Savage last month with the subject line "Do you remember?"

During the wide-ranging radio interview, the first time Savage has spoken publicly other than addressing Highpoint members during a service last Sunday, he described the sexual encounter as something that resulted from a "flirtatious environment". She said he took her to an empty road and Savage assaulted her.

Woodson's account paints a slightly different picture.

"It was a very mutual, spontaneous, physical moment".

After parking the vehicle, Savage "unzipped his jeans and pulled out his penis", Woodson said. The Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constables' office said because of Texas law in 1998, the statute of limitations has passed, and no charges are able to be filed. Though he apologized, Woodson was not satisfied because of the lack of consequences for his actions.

"I do not believe I broke the law", Savage told Ferguson. A pastor who worked at the same church as Savage in 1998 has been put on leave at his current church pending the outcome of an investigation.

Downline Ministries, a discipleship training group, has now removed Conlee from its speaking line-up for a conference in February as the fallout from the revelations about Savage's behaviour continue.

"This is something I've struggled with all my life", Woodson said.

They said they plan to address this incident Sunday in their sermon.

Before Wednesday's interview, Savage had spoken only to the congregation and through a written statement on the Highpoint website.

"God's side is that he is for Ms. Woodson, 1,000 percent", Chris Conlee, lead pastor at HighPoint Church, said.

That was the only interview Highpoint Church said Savage will do at this point.

"We want to maintain trust in both Andy and our church leadership that we are not only doing things right, but we are doing right things".

"Please know that we support Andy as a leader of our church", Conlee wrote, "but we also understand this has been a hard season not only for Andy and his family, but for our congregation as well". Earlier this week, the publisher announced publication has been canceled.

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