The 89-year-old founder of embattled Oral Roberts University has returned to the school to defend it against allegations of misuse of college funds by his own family members. "The devil is not going to steal" the university, Oral Roberts declared to students and staff at a religious service, as he insisted the accusations are false.
The scandal erupted when three fired professors accused Roberts' son Richard of diverting college funds to cover lavish personal expenses, and inappropriate behavior by his wife Lindsay. An attorney for the professors said a settlement is unlikely now. "We're a bit disturbed about attempting any type of a settlement as long as they're so adamant that they haven't done anything wrong," he said.