KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is suing televangelist Jim Bakker and his show for claiming a product could cure the new coronavirus.
The lawsuit, announced Tuesday afternoon, alleges that in an episode of the “Jim Bakker Show” a guest claimed a product sold through his online store can cure the coronavirus.
Those claims are not backed by reliable scientific evidence, the lawsuit says. COVID-19, the disease’s official name, has killed more than 4,000 people and infected more than 100,000 throughout the world. Two people have been diagnosed in Kansas and Missouri.