OAK BROOK, Ill. — Five women filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Institute in Basic Life Principles ministry in Oak Brook.
The women say they were victims of sexual abuse and harassment, and that leaders covered up decades of wrongdoing.
They say the Christian ministry plans to liquidate its assets and move their local headquarters to Texas, in an attempt to avoid prosecution.
Followers include reality TV stars Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar.
Their son, Josh Duggar, spent time at the ministry’s facility in Arkansas after admitting he sexually abused his younger sisters.
The ministry’s founder resigned last year after he was accused of acting improperly with young women.