A faith healer that Oprah largely promoted for his abilities is now wanted by the authorities, as over 250 women have come forward with accusations. João Teixeira de Faria, the man who calls himself "John of God," is wanted by authorities after sex abuse allegations were recently revealed.
Oprah's repeated promotions of Faria, who is a Brazilian faith healer, rocketed "John of God" to international fame. Oprah praised this man's psychic healing methods as well as his spiritual healing center, which is located in central Brazil.
Back in 2010 Oprah Winfrey produced a profile on him and then in 2012, she visited Faria's center in the small town of Abadiania. According to Daily Wire, Faria's miraculous methods include performing surgery without using any anesthesia.
He is also said to channel the "spirits of the dead" when a patient suffers from a serious condition. These spirits reportedly help Faria to "heal" these patients.
The reported miraculous methods of this man became national news after Oprah sang his praises. According to the New York Times, Faria's "global fame exploded" largely because of Oprah promoting his abilities.