The Brazilian self-proclaimed spiritual healer, Joao Teixeira de Faria, known as Joao de Deus, is on the run after he is accused of sexual abuse.
More than three hundred women, the Brazilian self-proclaimed spiritual healer, Joao de Deus – real name: Joao Teixeira de Faria – accused of sexual aggression. There were complaints against him from our country, Germany, Australia, Bolivia, Switzerland and the United States.
The 76-year-old man, who claims to have supernatural gifts, was reported Saturday to police, but did not show up. There was, moreover, almost eight million euros from his account removed.
His lawyer, Alberto Toron, told the news agency, GloboNews that Faria would surrender, but about the time and place he could have had nothing to lose. His client would be scared to be attacked in the prison.
According to Toron are the accusations from the sky, seized him, and he would tomorrow to lodge an appeal.
Faria was known worldwide. The American tv star Oprah Winfrey made five years ago, a favorable report about his healing methods. Since 1976, there were Brazilians and the foreigners from our land – to his spiritual center in Abadiana.
The ball went rolling in a talk show on TV Globo. The Dutch choreographer Zahira Lieneke Mous gave a testimony about her rape. That would be during a ‘healing session’ happened.