Dinesh D’Souza, the president of an evangelical Christian college who is behind the high-grossing movie “2016: Obama’s America” that condemns the President, was forced to resign from his position after it was revealed he brought a woman, who is not his wife, to a Christian conference.
In a statement on Thursday the conservative scholar said he was leaving The King’s College in New York City so that the school can move forward without distraction.
“I am grateful for the past two years that I have spent as president of The King’s College. But now it is time to move on. My resignation will enable The King’s College to go forward without distraction. And it will also enable me to address personal matters in my life as well as to pursue new opportunities made possible by success of my recent book and film.”
Reports say D’Souza’s affair came to light on September 28 when he attended a conference on Christian values in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Fifty-one-year-old D’Souza brought along 28-year-old Denise Odie Joseph II, whom he introduced colleagues to as his fiancée.
Organizers confronted D’Souza after concluding he shared a hotel room with Joseph, to which he insisted they did not.
D’Souza, who filed for a divorce from his wife, Dixie Brubaker, on October 4, is now telling colleague that he and Brubaker have been separated since 2010.