• Mike Rinder
    Assault Without Provocation

    Sue Goodban
    Mike Rinder. Assault without provocation

    In 2007, just prior to his being expelled from the Church, I was violently assaulted by Mike Rinder without provocation. We were standing about 8 feet distant from one another when he became irritated and angry with me. He hurled a hardback book (about 1½ inches thick) at me and threw it fast and hard. It hit me below the knee on the left leg. It was quite a blow and I was unable to walk on that leg. I had to have help walking and use crutches until it healed.

    He was stone cold heartless despite me being in considerable pain for days.

    Rinder showed absolutely no care, there was no apology and no action to reach out and help me. He was stone cold heartless despite me being in considerable pain for days, with the injury badly bruised and swelled up. This is the only time in my life I have ever been violently injured or harmed by any man. The most striking thing was his reaction. Like the murderer who kills and stares blankly without the slightest remorse. Chilling.