Skip to comments.Dinesh D'Souza faces questions about relationship with woman not his wife
Posted on 10/16/2012 3:41:28 PM PDT by tellw
RELIGION | After a meteoric rise in the evangelical world, The Kings College president Dinesh DSouza now faces his boards likely questions about his relationship to a woman not his wife
About 2,000 people gathered on Sept. 28 at First Baptist North in Spartanburg, S.C., to hear high-profile Christians speak on defending the faith and applying a Christian worldview to their lives. Among the speakers: Eric Metaxas, Josh McDowell, andkeynote speaker for the eveningbest-selling author, filmmaker, and Christian college president Dinesh DSouza.
DSouzas speech earned him a standing ovation and a long line at the book-signing table immediately afterward. Although DSouza has been married for 20 years to his wife, Dixie, in South Carolina he was with a young woman, Denise Odie Joseph II, and introduced her to at least three people as his fiancée.
Finally, near 11 p.m., event organizer Tony Beam escorted DSouza and Joseph to the nearby Comfort Suites. Beam noted that they checked in together and were apparently sharing a room for the night in the sold-out hotel. The next morning, around 6 a.m., Beam arrived back at the hotel and called up to DSouzas room. Well be down in 10 minutes, DSouza told Beam. DSouza and Joseph came down together, and Beam took them to the airport.
The next day another conference organizer, Alex McFarland, distressed by DSouzas behavior, confronted him in a telephone conversation. DSouza admitted he shared a room with his fiancée but said nothing happened. When I called DSouza, he confirmed that he was indeed engaged to Joseph, but did not explain how he could be engaged to one woman while still married to another. When asked when he had filed for divorce from his wife, Dixie, DSouza answered, Recently.
According to San Diego County (Calif.) Superior Court records, DSouza filed for divorce only on Oct. 4, the day I spoke with him. Under California law, that starts the clock on a six-month waiting period for divorce. DSouza on Oct. 4 told me his marriage was over, said he is sure Denise is the one for me, and said he had done nothing wrong.
The episode is a strange twist in DSouzas otherwise meteoric rise in the evangelical world. He developed a reputation among evangelicals with a string of best-sellers, including The Roots of Obamas Rage, which spawned a movie, Obama: 2016, which has now grossed more than $30 million. He broke into the Christian conference and megachurch market in 2007 with the release of a book that year, Whats So Great About Christianity.
DSouza now receives speaking fees sometimes in excess of $10,000 from Christian groups, putting him in the top tier of Christian speakers. In 2010 he became president of The Kings College, New York City, which is supported by Campus Crusade for Christ, now called Cru. At that time he moved from California to New York, with his wife staying in California.
DSouza said Kings board chairman Andy Mills has known about his marital trouble for at least two years. Mills confirmed that through a spokesman, Mark DeMoss, who added that Mills was hopeful about restoration and both he [DSouza] and Andy were praying to that end. DeMoss said The Kings College board met by conference call to begin looking into the situation. DSouza participated in a portion of that call, DeMoss said. Following that meeting, on Oct. 15, DSouza wrote in a text message to me: I have decided to suspend the engagement.
The Kings board plans further discussion at a regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 17 and 18, DeMoss said.
This article will appear in the Nov. 3 issue of WORLD Magazine.
“2016” must have hit the target. D’Souza is starting to pick up some flak.
YEP. Here come the bimbos(for hire)
Der Prinz and I have been married for 23 years, and we're going through a really rough time right now. Our lifestyle doesn't lend itself to his being out with young ladies, or to long separations ... and we also have a slew of kids, including an infant under one year, so we have a nice old-lady counselor and a commitment to our family, No Matter What.
I feel sad for the D'Souzas. Marriage is hard - and it's incredibly hard if you're not together most of the time, with the support of a community and the needs of your children at the top of the priority list.
How disappointing. I thought better of him.
Doesn't sound like he's denying anything.
He’s getting Hermanated
Gloria Allred is probably already pounding on the makeup with a shovel. She’s been quiet the last couple of months. I guess somebody woke her up and told her that the elections are coming up.
Divorcing - at least per WaPo.
It’s too late. $32 million gross last time I checked.
Good luck to you, Tax-chick. I hope it all works out for you. Stay strong!
And who gives a damn about D’Souza’s personal life? Sheesh, let’s all get a life.
Every marriage will face challenges.
Wife and I are going into our 38th year and every once in a while, we have some pointless disagreement that results in either “words” or a day of silence.
By the second day, we make up and the disagreements look petty...
I wish you the very best.
Obama married a “beard”....details at 11.....
Prayers for you both.
He must have been over the target.
If you’re committed, you get through the most of the bad stuff, and I expect we will too. My parents were in counseling at the same time in life, because Dad had retired from the Navy after almost 30 years ... and it was disastrous. They sorted it out, though, and so will we!
At least haven’t been through multiple year-long separations. I could have married a Naval officer, but I wasn’t having any of that! If I’d wanted to live single, I’d have stayed single!
Best of luck Tax-chick. We love you!!!!!
G AllRED will rot in hell, the sooner the better : )
I wish you all the best and hope things work out the way you want them to.
Saying a prayer for you.
Thanks, FRiend ... I’m pretty near 100% confident it will all work out ;-). We’ve been through worse.
God bless you, your husband and all your lovely kids. We’re thinking about you!
Personal so it shouldn’t matter. Doesn’t for the scumbags on the left.
My 27th anniversary was Oct 12. 27 years, no kids. We are now, as I’m typing, sitting on the awesome outside porch at Parrain’s in Baton Rouge with our neice. Beer, wine and oysters for lunch. Now we are staying (I’m using their internet) and having a seafood sampler.
Life is good.
Hmmm... Vetting him but not Obama... Larry Sinclair even had a press conference but nobody reported it....
Must have touched a nerve...
I thought he was engaged to Luara Ingraham within the last 17 years.
I went through a divorce ....depressing.....and VERY expensive!!!!!!!!
Honestly, who cares what a writer does in his private life? He’s getting divorced, get me the smelling salts!
You and your family will be in my prayers!
Luara = Laura
The MSM works on the important stuff, like the status of Joe the Plumber's trade license and the DNA of Palin's Down Syndrome child.
Oh and now whether Ryan is wasting water when doing the dishes.
Thank you all for your prayers, good wishes, and concern. The FR community has done so much for me, in almost ten years. I remember, way back around 2002, I thought I knew so much ... because nobody was listening to me! Then I hit FR and realized I was a dumbass!
And you know what? Today is my 10 year FReepversary! Everyone have an adult beverage of choice, and vote Republican, even if you have to hold your noses!
Thank you ... I know you’re in the same “stage of life” as I am ... little kids, big kids, teens you want to kill.
” Everyone have an adult beverage of choice” (OK)
, “and vote Republican” (OK)
” even if you have to hold your noses!” (GUARANTEED!!)
I am so sorry to hear about your rough patch right now, Tax-chick. A commitment to your family and staying together is probably half the battle. You stay strong and prayers for you and your family. Sometimes the rough patches are what makes us stronger. We work through them, survive them and realize we are more committed to each other and love each other than the day of our wedding. (plus, you and I both know we are too old and tired to train new ones!)
A little different, don’t you think? He’s calling the lady his fiancée. He’s HermanCaining himself. He would be livid if you called his fiancee a bimbo. This is very strange.
Happy FReeper Anniversary!! Will have a drink in your honor and keep you in my prayers.
Interesting that you should say that. I’m not having the best day myself, and decided to hit the booze a little earlier than usual, lol! Wheeeeee!
What does D’Souza’s personal life have to do with the movie 2016?
I care. Divorce is not just “personal life.” Divorce is a public tragedy. Breakup of families — including among many Christians — is ruining this country.
If Christians can’t set higher moral standards, who will?
Love is work. You love your baby, it’s work. You love your 8-year-old, your 15-year-old (Oh, my God, Tom ...), it’s work. You love your spouse, it’s work. Except for the times when it’s easy ;-).
We’ll get there. I think we have more going for us than my parents did, and they’re over 50 years now.
I have been married 43 years and as with any couple married that long, there have been ups and downs. But those downs have never been influenced by the presence of another person who had any bearing on our martial circumstances.
That is why I have a problem with this situation and millions of others like it. If a marriage has irreconcilable differeces, they should stand on their own without the influence of a potential interference of a new “romantic adventure” that may never fully materialize, but only repeat itself.
I sometimes start pouring the box-wine-and-Diet-7up at noon. It saved our ancestors from dying of cholera and typhoid, after all ...
I will drink to your family’s happiness and well-being!
Just poured one....Cheers!
I’ve always liked you, Tax-chick, but now you’re joining my pantheon of favorites! I’m drinking cheapo brandy myself.
World magazine should likewise face questions about why they pay women to come forward to make these claims.
“And you know what? Today is my 10 year FReepversary! “
You are so neat. If everyone would just have a burst of honesty about how tough things get, we would all be a lot better off. Happy Anniversary. I celebrated my 12th FReeperversary on the sixth of this month. Most of it was pretty quiet. I’ve only recently become a big mouth.
Hang in there, kiddo.