Documents provided by Plaintiffs Pastor Bob Grenier and Gayle Grenier in their private personal lawsuit against me…where they allege defamation for reporting child abuse, molestation allegations made by my brother Paul Grenier and reporting misuse of church funds…states that the 501c3 non-profit “church” Calvary Chapel Visalia has paid $220,000 on what they call the “ongoing dispute and legal proceedings” brought by the Greniers. The document is dated April 4, 2016, and there has been an avalanche of legal actions brought by the Plaintiffs since that date, making the total much higher.
Some of the claims made regarding Pastor Bob Grenier’s personal compensation are not true. In Depositions and Discovery we have learned that the Grenier’s household income, according to their own Depositions and Discovery documents, has gone up since after the dates they allege their injuries began…Grenier or his agents simply reshuffled the money and how that household was compensated. Very dishonest and tricky in my opinion.
We are not aware of any other “legal proceedings” or litigation that Pastor Bob Grenier is a party to. Comments I personally witnessed Plaintiff’s Attorney Nick Pritchett make during off-the-record dialogue during Depositions includes statements as follows, “I cannot believe how much money they are spending on this lawsuit.”
Mr. Pritchett has made similar comments several times at several Depositions to my attorney and myself. I believe the comments are strategic to dishearten me and to give me the impression Nick’s office, essentially, has a blank check from the Calvary Chapel Visalia church to continue to sue me in an effort to bankrupt me and silence me from continuing to blog and speak out about abuse and corruption in the church.
In Depositions, it was also reported that Calvary Chapel Visalia was paying other attorneys to represent deponents who had ties to Calvary Chapel Visalia as employees…in a lawsuit brought by the Plaintiffs in a personal, and they allege “private” capacity.
Sources in Visalia reported to me in writing that there is a relationship between Attorney Nick Pritchett, Nick Pritchett’s wife, Amy Vega-Pritchett and lead Calvary Chapel Visalia Board Member, Brent Calvin. Calvin is a well-connected wealthy businessman in Visalia and was the Interim President of the College of the Sequoias and is currently Vice President of Student Services at the same state-funded Organization. Amy Vega-Pritchett, reportedly, has worked and/or works under Calvin in some capacity at C.O.S. and the same source reports there is a relationship between the Calvin’s and the Pritchett’s.
This relationship concerns me. Nick Pritchett’s statements that continue to give me the impression that there is unlimited funds to sue me from Calvary Chapel church monies…monies approved by Brent Calvin and the Calvary Chapel Board (I assume, from description of how Calvary Chapel operates after reading through Depositions and Discovery)…seems unethical to me and seems like a conspiracy to me.
How is it that a non-profit 501c3 “church” that solicits and collects money from people in the community, with tax implications on both ends of that transaction, be justified in funding a private personal lawsuit brought by their Pastor? How can a Board Member with a reported relationship with the Plaintiff’s Attorney…an Attorney who has stated numerous times he is amazed at how much money his firm is collecting in this ongoing litigation…giving me the impression he and his firm have a blank check to continue to sue me…how can this be ethical? Is it legal?
I am paying my legal bills out of my personal savings. Defending myself in this lawsuit is exhausting all my personal resources. It appears the Plantiffs have not spent any of their personal money on bringing this action. Pastor Bob Grenier abused me. He hurt me and literally beat me physically causing injuries many times over many years. He hurt me emotionally and spiritually as well. He made me shower with him when I was up to 10 years old and he washed my genitals and touched me in the shower under the guise of “I was teaching them how to wash in the shower, how to wash themselves”. The details of my abuse match the description given by my other brothers in their Declarations and Depositions….and those witnesses are not part of the social media Cause and Movement to fight against Church Abuse, Child Abuse and Corruption. I am not benefitting financially in any way from speaking out, in fact it has cost me a large pile of personal money and time over the many years now.
This massive Injustice keeps getting worse. It has hurt me very badly. It continues to hurt me. I am deeply disappointed in our System. The Game seems very rigged for those with more money and more power who can hide behind Boards and expensive lawyers and expensive accountants and well-connected businessmen and who seem to have unlimited funds which are not their own to continue to try to bankrupt me and silence me from speaking out when many attempts were made privately and through the same Church Organization to get some justice and accountability in these matters. It’s infuriating. It is classic “gaslighting”. I continue to report and to exercise my First Amendment Rights because that’s all I have in this battle. All other avenues for justice and accountability have been expertly sealed off by my Abuser. Then he uses church funds to sue me for blogging and speaking out about his abusiveness instead of me shutting up and taking it like others have who have cut deals and been scared into silence.
The level of abuse described in Declarations and Depositions by multiple victims and even the Plaintiffs themselves is shocking. The cavalier attitude of the Plaintiffs about it is offensive. The matters are already ruled “in the public’s interest” and I am unwavering in my resolve to make sure the Public is warned about what can go on behind closed doors in bad church constructs by flawed men and women in church leadership. People and Institutions don’t change on their own, it requires people standing up and speaking out and affecting and effecting that change, even when it comes at quite a personal cost (and it has). I do not have unlimited funds from a church non-profit donor base to fund my defense.
Trial is set for December 1, 2016 in Porterville, California. There will be regular updates until Trial as I continue to prepare my defense. The Truth is going to continue to come out one way or another.