The End of The Roys Report?
Julie Roys is catching it from all sides these days.
John MacArthur fans despise her and want her to go away.
Some of the “survivor” community wants her to go away because of the way she handled a strange relationship detailed in her book.
Some survivor advocates believe that anyone who holds to a traditional , “biblical ” view of sexuality (as Roys does) is abusive just for that reason….and they look for other reasons to take the traditionalist out.
Before proceeding, it’s worth a look at what Roys has accomplished.
Before the “Roys Report” most of us who did this sort of reporting were one person shops.
We did all the interviews, collected the evidence, wrote the stories, and took all the heat they generated.
We didn’t have a budget…we did it all out of our own pockets.
It was time consuming, exhausting, and expensive…we all had other jobs as well.
Roys found sponsors and hired professional reporters who did excellent work…the Ben Courson story being one example.
She had resources to devote to doing things well…and for the most part, I think she has.
Another troubling aspect of the story is that Roys (and others) were taken in by a “survivor” who appears to be a complete and total fraud.
This person not only concocted stories, she concocted “evidence”.
“Evidence” that if you didn’t investigate more closely would have fooled any of us.
The mantra has been “always believe the abused”…and this fraud has single handedly blown that framework to hell.
Nobody seems to want to talk about this.
The last time I looked, Roys still has a podcast up that mentions this liar favorably.
She needs to take it down…now.
As technology allows people to construct elaborate lies, verification of abuse and exposer of abusers grows more tenuous and puts sites like this at even more legal risk than we took on before.
Once someone shows themselves to be a fraud, they need to be marked clearly as such.
Will the Roys Report survive?
The bigger question to me is whether she and her co-workers will choose to continue if the sponsors flee and the hits decline.
Truth seeking is not a viable business model…