Carl Lentz’s wife punched a babysitter in the face when she caught him with her under a blanket on the couch, a bombshell leaked report has claimed.
Laura smacked Leona Kimes ‘two or three times with a closed fist’ at ex-NBA player Tyson Chandler’s house in 2016, the document suggested.
She alleged she was then grabbed by her husband and ‘gaslit into thinking she had not seen what she saw’.
The blistering report, titled, Internal Investigation Report Regarding Carl Lentz and Other Matters, lifts a lid on Lentz’s shady dealings.
New York City law firm Zukerman Gore Brandeis & Crossman, acting on behalf of Hillsong, found he had ruled the church with a degree of manipulation.
Their document claims his phone showed he was being quoted for massages and sex acts with masseuses, despite it not being clear if he engaged with them.
It shows he admitted to having a five-month affair with a New York City-based designer in which they had sex.
But while he was seeing her he also engaged in another ‘inappropriate relationship’ with a woman he called Germany who he met in Brooklyn, the report says.
And other parts of the report he was accused of causing workers to suffer mental health problems including depression and anxiety.
The revelations come nearly two years after Lentz was fired for cheating on his wife with the New York City designer.
He had shot to fame by baptizing Justin Bieber into the church and presiding over his wedding to model Hailey Baldwin, the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin.
Carl Lentz’s wife (pictured together) punched a babysitter in the face when she caught him with her under a blanket on the couch, a bombshell leaked report has revealed
Lentz is pictured with his friend the popstar Justin Bieber, who he baptized and married
Laura smacked Leona Kimes (pictured) ‘two or three times with a closed fist’ at ex-NBA player Tyson Chandler’s house in 2016, the document claimed
HILLSONG SCANDALS FROM CHILD SEX ABUSE TO MISAPPROPRIATING FUNDS
NOVEMBER 2020: Carl Lentz admits cheating on his wife of 17 years with Brooklyn designer he met during the pandemic
DECEMBER 2020: Former member Yolandi Bosch claims publicly the church is a cult that controls members
2021: Creative director Darrell Barnett fired for sending shirtless selfie
JAN 2021: Reed Bogard and wife fired for misappropriating funds
AUGUST 2021: Head of church Brian Houston charged with covering up his father’s alleged sex crimes against minors
MARCH 24, 2022: Houston steps down as it’s claimed he was inappropriate to two women
MARCH 25: Woman’s rape claim against Bogard becomes public
But the new report further highlights the disgraced pastor’s fall from grace, with it including scandalous details about his private and professional life.
The document, seen by the Christian Post, outline show Laura spotted her husband on the couch with Kimes in 2016 at Chandler’s home.
It says she watched as he was on the floor next to the chair and there was ‘hand touching and leg rubbing’.
Laura then allegedly punched Kimes two or three times in the face before the pair tried to convince her she had not seen anything.
Investigators said: ‘One night all of the adults were drinking and Leona was introduced to marijuana for the first time.
‘Later that night, Leona stated that she was practically passed out on the couch while Carl massaged her legs. Laura then walked into the room and caught them.’
Lenz was also accused in the document of being a ‘lying, massage-loving, adulterer’ in an eviscerating put down.
It said he received ‘frequent massages’ but said he would not provide details on them or say whether they were sexual in nature.
But the report said his wife suspected they could have been and texts to his phone quoted him for the cost of massages and also other sexual acts.
Meanwhile there were also more details of his five-month affair with New York City-based designer Ranin Karim.
The report said he would work in a ‘cycle’ where he would go to her house to try to call things off before they ‘engaged in sexual relations’.
Investigators said that the constant attempts would ‘only make her fall in love with him more’.
Another woman he had a fling with was referred to in his phone as Germany, with him meeting her in a Brooklyn deli in 2020.
He met her twice and admitted their relationship was sexual but did not involve full intercourse.
Jewelry designer Ranin Karim, 35, claims she had a five-month affair with married former Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz before he was fired in 2020
She appears in season five of MTV series ‘Ex on the Beach,’ where she said she doesn’t want to be called a ‘mistress’ but a ‘mystery woman’
Aside from sexual allegations, Lentz was also accused of messing with workers’ mental health.
One ministry leader said he had left him feeling depressed and suffering from anxiety due to his time at work.
He claimed his boss would ‘belittle him, bully him and complain about the driving or the route he was taking’ as well as be expected to be free 24 hours a day.
But Lentz hit back, claiming he only shouted at him once when they nearly crashed in Manhattan.
He also disputed the claim drivers had to be available 24/7, saying he was not driven out to club late at night.
The pastor, who co-founded the New York City branch of the Australian church back in 2010, claimed he had resigned from Hillsong in 2020.
Lentz was and is still married to his wife, Laura, with whom he shares three kids
But a few days later, the church announced he had been fired by the organization’s leader Brian Houston, who accused the pastor of ‘moral failures’.
Lentz, who rose to notoriety after baptizing his close friend Justin Bieber in 2014, later publicly admitted he had cheated on his wife.
Earlier this month Hillsong was back in the headlines when Dallas pastor Reed Bogard was accused of raping a female staffer who he had an affair with in 2013.
He was ousted from the church along with his wife last year amid claims they had been misappropriating church donations to fund their lavish lifestyle.
But it emerged this year he had an affair between October 2013 and 2014 with a junior female staffer.
The woman is not named publicly because she claimed in October 2020 – six years after the affair ended – that Bogard raped her the first time they had sex on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in 2013.
She made the allegation for the first time in conversations with Hillsong leaders and an investigation was commissioned as a result. The details have never been made public until now.
The Christian Post obtained a copy of the investigation report in which lawyers said it was still a possibility Bogard could face criminal charges.
It remains unclear if the allegation has ever been reported to the police. New York’s statute of limitations for reporting rape cases can be as long as 20 years.
There is no statute of limitations for first degree rape cases. Church leaders did know about the affair and had for years, but they thought it had always been consensual.
The affair happened in 2013 and lasted until the following year. Hillsong Church Australia found out about it in 2014.
It is unclear what prompted the woman to claim six years later that Bogard had raped her.
He was forced out of his role in the celebrity-favorite church in January 2021 amid claims he and his wife had misappropriated funds to satisfy their own lavish taste.
Bogard’s departure from the church is the latest in a string of scandals to have plagued the organization.
Hillsong Dallas pastor Reed Bogard was secretly accused of raping a younger, female staffer who he had an affair with in 2013, it has been revealed
Bogard with his wife Jess. The pair stepped down last year amid claims they were misappropriating funds from the church
Hillsong started in Australia in 1983 but has since ballooned to become an international mega church with a cult-like celebrity following.
Justin and Hailey Bieber are the church’s most famous followers but the Kardashians have been tied to it as has Selena Gomez and others.
Its selling point are its army of young, glamorous and trendy pastors who give concert-like sermons and appeal to Instagram-savvy, younger worshippers.
But over the last few years, the so-called disciples of the church have revealed themselves to have somewhat compromised morals.
In 2020, star pastor Lentz was exposed for cheating on his wife with a Brooklyn-based jewelry designer.
He was fired by Houston and retreated from the limelight, which he had enjoyed with his celebrity following. Bogard was fired in January 2021.
‘It was very disappointing to learn that, while some of you experienced the Bogards as dedicated pastors, many others have experienced leadership that failed to meet the commitments and standards of Hillsong Church,’ Brian and his wife said at the time.
Other former church members have compared it to a cult and detailed incidents of sexual assault.
Houston is now facing claims that his father, who founded the church, covered up sexual abuse during his tenure in charge.
He resigned on March 24 after it was also claimed he had been inappropriate with staff, notably two women.
He has been criminally charged in Australia over the allegation that he turned a blind eye to his father’s abhuse – which he vehemently denies.
Darnell Barrett, another member of the church, was fired in 2021 for sending a shirtless picture to someone else in the congregation.