Sam Rader, the disgraced Christian vlogger linked to extramarital affair dating site Ashley Madison and accused of faking a viral miscarriage video, has allegedly been kicked out of an event.
The news site Gawker reports that Sam was accused of “making threats” against another vlogger, a charge that Rader denies in an interview with the website.
Allie Jones spoke with Sam Rader by phone, and in the conversation, he reportedly admitted to being kicked out of the conference but categorically denied that he threatened anyone.
Sam said that he did go up to the vlogger while at the conference and told him “he had hurt our family and that was that.”
Rader then said the vlogger — he declined to mention the person by name — “got up in my face,” putting his “chest up against mine.”
It was after this heated verbal altercation, Sam claims, that he was asked to leave the event. This prompted Jones to ask for clarification: did he or did he not make the threat?
“That’s absolutely not true. If I made a threat, it was to the one person, and it was, ‘You need to watch out before he messes with my family.'”
Rader was one of the names linked to the extramarital dating website Ashley Madison when a data hack went public last week. He joined fellow Christian spokesperson Josh Duggar, who actually had two Ashley Madison accounts and later admitted — after getting caught — that he had been unfaithful to wife Anna.
Sam Rader issued his own response the day after his name was implicated in the scandal. He essentially said that he’d been absolved of the “sin” he’d committed, admitting to the account but also denying that an affair had occurred and adding that he’d told his wife and his church about it.
While that has caused some of the 360,000 subscribed to the Sam and Nia YouTube account to forgive Rader, others have pointed out that it would have meant more had Sam laid his cards on the table with subscribers before putting himself out there as a mouthpiece for his faith.
Still, that did not stop Sam from issuing this video with Nia by his side.
One thing is for sure: this being the internet, where people aren’t likely to allow their 15 minutes of fame to go away, if Sam is lying about not having the affair, the public will know soon enough.
Either way, what do you think, readers? Is Sam Rader a good mouthpiece for Christianity, or was it hypocritical not to tell people from the beginning about this issue? And do you think he really threatened anyone? Sound off in the comments section.
[Image of Nia and Sam Rader via YouTube screen grab]