Lord Have Mercy: New Life Holiness Church Pastor Frederick Smith Have Taken Legal Action, To Limit What Talk Show Host Thaddeus Matthew Can Say On-air???
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He claims in a newly filed suit that Matthews defamed him. The lawsuit says false statements by Matthews include that Smith "had sex with his adult nephew," "is HIV positive," and that he maintains "female concubine in a home in East Memphis." "The end goal would be--these people, he's poisoned their mind with the negative things--that they will receive the positive things of the gospel and live a more productive life," Smith said. Smith is also seeking millions of dollars in damages from Matthews and SVP Network, which produces his show. He's also seeking a limit to what Matthews can say on-air. He says his congregation has Matthews in their prayers. Meanwhile, Matthews says his crusade against corrupt preachers will continue. Both sides are expected in court later this week.