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Tammy Faye Bakker Biopic Sheds Light on Downfall of Televangelist Couple’s Empire

The movie about late TV evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker opens, and there’s already Oscar buzz for Jessica Chastain, who had to cake on lots of makeup for the role. Back in the ‘80s, Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker were the king and queen of televangelism. As their show rose in popularity, the couple raked in millions and lived like royalty. But in 1987, their empire came crashing down after Jim Bakker used church funds to pay off his secretary Jessica Hahn, who claimed he had sexually assaulted her.

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