A 34-year-old New York City-based designer named Ranin Karim is claiming that she had a 5 month- long affair with disgraced pastor Carl Lentz, culminating in their breakup only last week, and has the text messages and video messages to prove it.
Karim, who is the owner of Wahidon NYC and who also starred in the 2009 Oscar-nominated film “Ajami, said she met Carl some 5 months ago. He claimed to be an unmarried sports agent and the two hit it off, according to the Sun, who has verified the text messages and video messages. She said he did not wear a wedding ring, and so had no reason to suppose he was lying. Karim decided to come forward after being offended that his followers and church leadership were making it seem just like he had a brief fling or a one-night stand, insisting it was far more than that.
“I wasn’t there for just sex, we both found comfort and a deep, special connection with each other. I am very hurt because we both feel the same way about each other.
He loves me and I love him. It was a love relationship that wasn’t planned. It wasn’t just a fling or just a sexual relationship.”
She said that the two of them met in May at the Domino Park in Brooklyn, where he approached her and hit on her. She said she did not know he was a famous celebrity pastor at the time.
I have no knowledge of the Christian world, I’m Muslim.
He told me the most beautiful women come from the Middle East and we kept talking from there. We walked and talked more for a little bit and exchanged numbers.
He told me his name was Carl but that’s it, he wouldn’t tell me his last name. And he told me that his job was as a sports agent.
Though eventually she called him out, and he confessed to being married, the two kept on their adulterous, sexual affair, with Carl giving her gifts and personal keepsakes, such as his necklace.
He said he had absolutely never strayed outside of his marriage before and was feeling guilty. (Editor’s note: We have reason to believe this is not true.)
But he told me that when he met me, God told him to tell me that I need to know my worth and there’s something special about me…whatever, whatever.
He would tell me I was a dream to him. He told me on the first day we met that I was everything he ever wanted in a woman…
He said he had never had a deep, sexual connection like what we had.
And he had never loved anyone outside of his marriage until me. He told me it was crazy that he lived these two lives, and he still doesn’t know how he was able to do that.
Lest one think that Carl confessed on his own, he did not.
Karim states that a week before the announcement on Wednesday, Carl’s wife, Laura, saw all of their messages which were connected to a work computer, including sexting pictures which the couple had sent each other. There were other staff members near the computer when Laura saw it for the first time, and they all were witnesses as well.
After the implosion, Lentz allegedly came over to “say goodbye in person” and the couple was intimate again. Lentz told Karim he will always love her and was sorry for the pain he has caused her, but had to go back to his wife.
After having his whole sinful world blow up and the relationship come to an end, she says she told Lentz:
“I told him that he’s living a lie and he will always be a liar. I told him he’s a selfish human being and a narcissist.”
We couldn’t agree more. Given the nature of liars and adulterers, expect more women to come forward.
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