“I did it because I was scared and I was in shock and I didn’t understand what was happening,” Woodson said.
After the incident, she says Savage begged her to take it to her grave.
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Later, she went to another pastor to report what happened, but says she was told to keep quiet. Woodson says she was also made to feel guilty for not doing more to stop Savage. A few weeks after the incident, Savage left the church, which at the time was called Woodlands Parkway Baptist Church.
As the exposure of sex scandals have dominated the news, Woodson felt like it was time to confront Savage, so she sent him an email. Though he apologized, Woodson was not satisfied because of the lack of consequences for his actions.
“An apology does not change the fact that what happened to me was against the law and that it was wrong,” Woodson explained.
Savage told his congregation he thought the situation had already been resolved when he left Texas. After his confession and request for forgiveness, the congregation stood and applauded Savage.
Woodson, who watched the incident on YouTube, said that it was “disgusting.”