A prominent San Antonio area Christian leader is being sued by his former mistress, who claims Doug Phillips 'used her, against her wishes and objections, as a personal sex object,' 1200 WOAI news reports.
The lawsuit, obtained by 1200 WOAI's Michael Board, claims Philips, who is a leader in the home schooling movement in Texas, 'carefully, intentionally, and effectively closed off all access to outside intervention and support necessary for Lourdes Torres-Manteufel to seek outside intervention and support necessary for her to challenge him.'
"Douglas Phillips used Ms. Torres, against her wishes and over her objections, as a personal sex object," the lawsuit claims. "Douglas Phillips repeated groped, rubbed, and touched Ms. Torres' crotch, breasts, and other areas of her body, rubbed his penis on her, masturbated on her, forced her to watch him masturbate on her, and ejaculated upon her. This perverse and offensive conduct repeatedly took place over the course of several years."
Phillips resigned last year as elder with the Boerne Christian Assembly and as a leader of the Home School Legal Defense Association.
The lawsuit claims Phillips told Torres-Manteufel that 'obedience to Phillips was as obedience to God.'
The lawsuit claims that Phillips is a leader in what is called the 'quiverfull movement,' which believes that God has given men 'dominion over women.'
"Douglas Phillips asserted that God is male, and explicitly not female, that the human male is the image and glory of God in terms of authority, while the woman is the glory of man. That is, men are in the image of God in terms of authority over their households.'
Attorneys for Phillips say the accusations are 'not true,' and say that Torres-Manteufel 'initiated the sexual contact.' They accuse her or seeking money.
The lawsuit charges fraud, sexual battery, battery, and assault, as well as negligent infliction of emotional distress and sexual exploitation and seeks unspecified monetary damages.