A woman who had a working friendship with Chad Daybell has come forward to claim that he sexually assaulted her in December 2018, while he was married to his now-deceased wife Tammy Daybell.
Weeks after his wife’s sudden death, Daybell married Lori Vallow, the mother of two children who were found dead in Daybell’s backyard last week, months are they went missing. Daybell was arrested and charged with two counts of obstruction or concealment of evidence. Vallow has been in custody in a neighboring county awaiting trial on felony charges of child desertion.
Julie Rowe initially met Chad Daybell through a message board for people interested in end-of-days preparation, and later released multiple books with his publishing company. In an interview with “Inside Edition,” Rowe revealed for the first time that Chad Daybell allegedly sexually assaulted her in December 2018.
According to the report, Rowe claimed that Daybell forcibly kissed and climbed on top of her, pressing his genitals against her during an “energy healing” session.
“I had no idea that he was going to do what he did to me, and I felt very betrayed,” Rowe said. “I felt used, abused, manipulated. I felt betrayed. It was awful.”
Rowe previously told Nancy Grace that Daybell made advances toward her, but did not characterize his behavior as sexual assault. She also said during an interview with Nancy for the upcoming Fox Nation special “A Lori Vallow Investigation with Nancy Grace” that Daybell had pursued another married woman in Arizona, but that woman’s husband threatened to expose Daybell if he didn’t leave her alone.
According to Inside Edition, Rowe did not report the alleged assault to police, but she did tell two close confidants at the time.
Daybell’s attorney did not respond to “Inside Edition”‘s request for comment.
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