New York fashion designer Ranin Karim, 34, went public days after he was fired, admitting she was the one who had been with Mr Lentz, however it’s since been alleged she wasn’t the only one.
“It was more than one affair, they were significant. And at least some bad moral behaviour had gone back historically, but not necessarily those affairs,” Hillsong founder Brian Houston said on a recorded meeting, which was later leaked to theDaily Mail.
In the meeting, which took place around November 19 and included a number of church executives and top donors, Mr Houston alleged Mr Lentz’s career as a Hillsong pastor came crashing down when a staffer working in New York found something “compromising” on his computer.
“I can honestly say before God the first time I heard any moral complaint against Carl was when (Hillsong East Coast Chief Operating Officer Tolu Badders) contacted me,” Mr Houston said.
“Tolu had a conversation with one of the staff members, and that staff member had found a very compromising chain of text messages on Carl’s laptop or computer. And so that person went straight to Tolu. And Tolu, to her credit, the first thing she did was call me.”