A California appellate court upheld a $900,000 damages award that granddaughter of televangelist Jan Crouch was awarded for intentional infliction of emotional distress after Crouch blamed her for being drugged and raped by an employee of the church she ran. 

The Fourth District Court of Appeal on Thursday decided that Crouch’s behavior went beyond “grandmotherly scolding or irascible behavior,” as lawyers for Trinity Christian Center of Santa Ana Inc.—the church and televangelist network she co-founded with her husband Paul Crouch Sr.—had argued.

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