Sylvia Fleener met Kelly Whitmore in August, 2000, sometime after Sylvia was initially deposed in California. She
had a lot to say about what goes on behind the scenes at TBN. In her six years as Jan's assistant, her credibility is
impeccable. In taped interviews both before and after her deposition Ms. Whitmore spoke of the fear she had because
she had seen so much while at TBN, things they did to intimidate dissenters.
As evidence in the Sylvia Fleener vs TBN, et al, she filed a Declaration
as Plaintiff's Witness which you may read in it's entirity
Kelly Whitmore's deposition followed Jan Crouch's. She testified that she was Jan's personal assistant through the transition
or move from the Dallas, Texas area to Hendersonville, Tennessee. Her testimony included carrying Sylvia's manuscript around
for more than a year at Jan's instruction "As this is our next project, an end-times movie".
Kelly confessed to hating the prospect of working on such a large project, as the manuscript of The Omega Syndrome
was near 3" thick. The TBN attorneys skipped over this pretty quickly, and were more interested in when and how Sylvia
and Kelly became acquainted, just "how friendly" had they become. What might Sylvia have promised Kelly for her testimony
and what might Kelly have given to Sylvia.
Kelly suffered through a day and a half of grilling over just what she gave to Sylvia. The things she testified to
were her "day-timer" with addresses and telephone numbers and a record of some credit card numbers for TBN credit cards issued
for her to use for transactions while at TBN, some miscellaneous receipts from some of those transactions, handwritten notes
to Kelly from Jan Crouch, etc. Those notes indicated Kelly's true value to Jan.
Only a "housekeeper" from Jan Crouch Deposition Issued a TBN credit card?
Ms. Whitmore attached a scorching testimonial to her certification of her deposition, which follows in it;s entirity:
"To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing this letter in response to my deposition held on the 17th and 18th of January, 2001 at the Holiday Inn in
Hendersonville, Tennessee. I choose not to change anything in my deposition, but would like to state that during my deposition
I was subjected to cruel harassment and badgering by the Attorneys for Trinity Broadcasting Network that was totally uncalled
for. I am a third party witness in this case and I volunteered my time to do this deposition. I was appalled that the Trinity
Broadcasting Network Attorneys were allowed to conduct a deposition in this manner. Under these conditions I answered the
questions at the time to the best of my ability."
Production tapes of Christmas and Easter pageants performed in Hendersonville under the direction of Jan Crouch further
emphasises Kelly's value to Jan as a reliable and competent employee. At the end of one performance,
when Jan is taking her bows, she is seen dragging a reluctant Kelly from backstage and introducing her to the audience
with "She worked on costumes and solved problems... My right arm... I couldn't have done it without her".