RZIM Statement on Ravi Zacharias Allegations: ‘It’s Virtually Impossible to Investigate’

Several days after three of Ravi Zacharias old colleagues and employees, including his business partner and co-owner Anurag Shamra accused the renown, now deceased Christian Apologist of sexual harrasment at a Spa he co-owned, RZIM has released a statement on the incident, saying they believe the allegations to be false, and that it would be ‘virtually impossible’ to investigate them.

In a statement released to Protestia by Ruth Malhotra, Public Relations & Community Manager, RZIM commented:

We, the family and ministry teammates of Ravi Zacharias, can say that the accusations being made against Ravi do not comport in any way with the man we knew for 74 years, nor do we believe them to be true. These accusations pertain to businesses closed nearly a decade ago. While we would like to respond in more detail to these accusations, it is virtually impossible to do so at this time given these accusations were only made months after his death and were never raised during his 74-year life. 

While we appreciate receiving a statement, it doesn’t make much sense. Given that his accusers are still alive, including his business partner who has made the accusation, and in fact still lives in the same city as RZIM headquarters, it seems that the ability to investigate is not ‘virtually impossible’ but rather ‘imminently doable.’

RZIM could likewise easily interview and reach out to Steven Baughman, the one who has interviewed all three alleged victims. Furthermore, one of the alleged victims, while not wanting to have her name released publicly, said she would be willing to speak directly to Margie; Zacharias widow, about the incidents that she claims occurred.

Even if RZIM completely disbelieve the story, this is certainly more of a case that they don’t want to investigate, rather than they can’t.

8 thoughts on “RZIM Statement on Ravi Zacharias Allegations: ‘It’s Virtually Impossible to Investigate’

  1. About the late Ravi Zacharias — C. H. Spurgeon wrote over 100 years ago –
    DISCERNMENT is not knowing the difference between right and wrong.
    IT IS knowing the difference between RIGHT – and ALMOST right.

    — The Trial Of Spirits – Both In Teachers And Hearers —
    Apologetics Coordination Team (ACT)

    Wherein Is Held Forth The Clear Discovery, And Certain Downfall, Of The Carnal And Anti Christian Clergy Of These Nations
    Testified from the Word of God, to the University in Cambridge, by William Dell, Minister of the Gospel, and Master of Gonvil and Caius College, In Cambridge, London, Printed in 1666

    That short article should serve as ‘todays history lesson’ on “false apostles” – and “false prophets” – and “false teachers” that are becoming more and more ‘the norm’ in ‘The Christian Religion’ – RIGHT NOW – TODAY
    – And those who truly are Biblically “saved” and “born again” “believeth” followers of “the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” – ‘Biblical CHRISTians’ – need to take absolutely seriously what William Dell wrote in his sound article based upon “the word of the Lord”
    – Because what he described is EXACTLY what we are seeing today being played out on TBN -and CBN -and the National Association of Evangelicals {NAE} -and in the New Apostolic Reformation {NAR} -and the World Council of Churches {WCC} . . . . . .
    – And by a whole host of pseudo-Christian “hirelings” – the likes of Rick Warren \ Joel and Victoria Osteen \ Andy Stanley \ the late Ravi Zacharias \ Bill and Beni Johnson – Bethel Church {Redding, CA} \ ‘ad nausaum’ . . . . . .

    For those very few – the “little flock” of “the Lord Jesus” who do have “an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear” – we are STRONGLY WARNED by the apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 [AV]~[KJV] :
    For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,
    transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
    And no marvel ;
    for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
    Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness ;
    whose end shall be according to their works.

    *** Read also : Matthew 15:7-9 [AV]

  2. In reply to Staff Writer, could you please elaborate on the statement about the spa providing “Yoga and Eastern religious practices“. Are you saying that RZ’s spa offered such services?

  3. Sounds like Satan trying to slander a Godly man..if true, why didn’t they come forward long ago….Lies from the pit of hell!!

  4. Why would they wait until the man was dead to come forth? Seems to me if they alleged victims really wanted to get back at Ravi for the alleged misbehavior they would have done so while he was alive. This appears to be a post Mortem character assassination of Ravi and his ministry.

    And yes, all Christians should be beyond reproach but more so those with an influential platform. Owning businesses such as these is questionable.

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