Televangelist testifies in Calif bankruptcy case

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The former host of the televangelist program the "Hour of Power" has testified in bankruptcy court that the ministry he founded owes him for using his creative works in broadcasts and online.

The Rev. Robert H. Schuller testified Wednesday in U.S. District Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles that he never gave up ownership of his written materials and other creative works, although he let Crystal Cathedral Ministries use them for free without receiving royalties.

The 86-year-old Schuller, once among the most well-known televangelists in America, has filed more than $5 million in claims against the ministry in bankruptcy court.

He and his family allege it owes them for unpaid contracts, copyright infringement and intellectual property rights.

Crystal Cathedral Ministries filed for bankruptcy in 2010 citing $50 million in debt.


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