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Investigative Reporter Julie Roys Removes Herself From Her Own Conference After Accusations of ‘Spiritual Abuse’

Cult survivor, abuse survivor, and author Ashley Easter tweeted, “Here is Julie Roys’ statement. I’ve highlighted every section that puts the focus on HER pain, struggle, and perception that this is a controversy about HER vs. a clear-cut calling out of misdeeds to support a survivor. Notice she still doesn’t call her actions abuse.”

Easter posted an image with highlights followed by another image saying she fixed Roys’ statement by blacking out over 75 percent of her apology.

“Though I doubt her motives due to the very self-focused statement she released, I am glad Julie Roys will be stepping down from the Restore Conference. I doubt much restoration would happen if she attended,” Easter said in a statement to ChurchLeaders.

GRACE, an organization empowering Christian communities to recognize, prevent, and respond to abuse, announced on May 7, 2022 that they would remain one of the conferences sponsors after hearing of Roys’ recusal.

GRACE’s director Pete Singer said, “We appreciate and respect Julie Roys’ decision to completely separate herself from the conference at this time, which allows GRACE to remain involved.”

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