Real life founder of ‘Sound of Freedom’ charity Tim Ballard, played by Jim Caviezel in the film, stepped down from Operation Underground Railroad after being accused of sexual misconduct by seven women
The anti-slavery activist whose story was turned into the surprise hit film Sound of Freedom has been accused by at least seven women of sexual misconduct during charity missions.
Tim Ballard, a Utah-born former CIA agent who founded the nonprofit Operation Underground Railroad in 2013, is accused of pressuring women during missions to rescue children.
Ballard pushed the women inside he shared a bed with him or showered together, and told them it was a necessary tactic to convince traffickers that they were husband and wife.
Sources said Vice News that Ballard, who resigned from OUR in June, at least one woman sent a photo of herself in his underwear, covered in fake tattoos.
The married father of nine is said to have asked another woman ‘how far she was willing to go’ to save children.
Ballard, who is considering a run for Senate to replace the retiring Mitt Romney, said at a rally in Boston last weekend: “It’s not true, nothing you hear is true.”
Former CIA agent Tim Ballard – who inspired the film Sound of Freedom – has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least seven women, Vice News reported on Monday
Ballard has been contacted by DailyMail.com for comment.
In the film about his work, Ballard is played by Jim Caviezel, the staunch Catholic star of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of Christ,” who is known for promoting QAnon conspiracy theories.
His wife Katherine is played by Mira Sorvino.
Ballard is shown rescuing young girls from a Colombian sex trafficking ring, in a plot loosely based on his own exploits, but which Ballard freely admits has been embellished.
Sound of Freedom was shunned by major studios and released independently, becoming one of the most successful independent films in history.
Ballard told Sean Spicer on “The Sean Spicer Show” this week in the video first obtained by DailyMail.com that he was asked “several weeks ago” to look into running for the seat by “very influential people’.
The 76-year-old Romney sent shockwaves through Congress on Thursday with the surprise announcement that he would not run for a second term.
He also fired parting shots at the disarray within the Republican Party, saying Biden and Trump, like himself, were too old to take office.
“At the end of another term I would be in my mid-eighties,” he said. ‘Frankly, it is time for a new generation of leaders’
When Ballard was approached about running for the seat before Romney had publicly announced his departure from the Senate, he said, “I’ve been thinking about it very seriously.”
And now that Romney has announced he will resign, Ballard said it is “easier” for himself to potentially organize a run for the seat.
Former DHS agent Tim Ballard – who inspired the movie Sound of Freedom – says Biden administration policies are responsible for child trafficking
He said he will enter the race after prayerfully considering the position and if his wife, Katherine, supports the decision.
The former agent currently lives in Utah with his wife and their nine children, two of whom they adopted from Haiti.
He said that based on his work, “something more needs to be done at the federal level” and that momentum continues to build for his potential Senate run.
“I keep getting calls from people,” he said.
Ballard said the film’s success will keep him from ever working as an operator again because his face is now recognized by human traffickers and bad actors, so becoming a senator could be a good next step.
The ex-cop who inspired the famous film Sound of Freedom has become a leading voice in the fight against human trafficking around the world.
On July 4, Sound of Freedom grossed $14 million, while the latest Indiana Jones film only grossed $11.5 million, according to the Post Millennial. It is now the number one film in Latin America.
As for the continued success of the Sound of Freedom film, Ballard told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview this week that he is still “shocked” by it.
But he is grateful for the success because he now gets audiences from Latin American leaders who are helping to bring about change.
“And it forces a conversation that I think the American people wanted to have but didn’t know how to start,” he added.
Ballard said the film was not intended to “make a statement about border policy,” but that it appeared at the exact time it was needed most.
He said the film’s success will prevent him from ever working as a cop operator again because his face is now recognized by traffickers and bad actors.
Ballard was on Capitol Hill this week to meet with lawmakers and testify about child sex trafficking.
Ballard told Sean Spicer on “The Sean Spicer Show” this week in the video first obtained by DailyMail.com that he was asked “several weeks ago” to look into running for the seat by “very influential people’
He told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview ahead of his testimony before the House of Representatives that Biden’s open borders policy is perpetuating human trafficking in the US and abroad.
The Biden administration has lost track of the more than 85,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the U.S. border in recent years, he said.
The children become easy “prey for the traffickers,” creating an “alarming situation” that he says is being largely ignored by the Biden administration.
Republicans are heading toward a “potential” impeachment of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as they expose the horrific human impact of the southern border crisis — including rampant sex trafficking and fentanyl poisonings.