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NANCY FRENCH

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Photography by CAMILLE DELOZIER
 

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ABOUT NANCY

Nancy French has collaborated on multiple books for celebrities - five of which made the New York Times best seller list - and written books under her own name.  She has conducted a multi-year journalistic investigation, written commentary, and published for the nation’s most prominent newspapers and magazines.  She is currently working on her own memoir which will be on bookshelves in the spring of 2024.

 

She lives in Franklin, Tennessee with her husband – journalist David French – and family.

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ARTICLES

Articles
Journalism

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

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‘They Aren’t Who You Think They Are’

The Dispatch

The inside story of how Kanakuk—one of America’s largest Christian camps—enabled horrific abuse.

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New Witnesses Allege Kanakuk Kamps Tried to Cover Up Child Sex Abuse

The Dispatch

Experts say the FBI should investigate possible child trafficking.

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New Evidence Emerges: Kanakuk Kamp Blocked an Effort to Fire an Employee Later Revealed To Be a Serial Child Abuser

The Dispatch

Pete Newman’s supervisor recommended he be fired in 2003, according to sources.

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Survivors, Ex-employees Say Unreported Abuse at Kanakuk Kamps in Branson Spans Decades

Springfield News-Leader

Branson-based Kanakuk Kamps and its associated ministries are a multi-million-dollar global enterprise that includes the largest evangelical sports camp in the world. Since 1926, Kanakuk has hosted more than 500,000 campers and 50,000 staffers in Missouri and its many international locations. Survivors and ex-employees say unreported abuse at Kanakuk camps in Branson has spanned decades.

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Kanakuk Camper Says She was Told to Apologize, Denied Call Home after Reporting Abuse

Springfield News-Leader

The summer of 2016 wasn’t the first time Caroline attended Kanakuk Kamps in Branson, but it is the one etched most deeply in her memory.

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‘It Was Just a Thing at Kanakuk’: Campers and Staff Say Nudity was Part of Camp Culture

Springfield News-Leader

The more casual attitudes toward nudity at Kanakuk — where communal showering and physical inspections of unclothed campers continued into the 1990s and early 2000s, former staff members said — made some campers uncomfortable. Others quickly became accustomed to it, providing fertile ground for a predator like Newman who used nudity and discussions about sexuality to groom his victims.

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Survivors, Ex-Employees Say Kanakuk Christian Camp 'Ministered' to Its Sexual Predators

USA Today

Instead of helping victims, they sided with predators.

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