Man Who Inspired ‘Sound Of Freedom’ Fires Back At Critics: ‘It’s Kind Of Sick’
Tim Ballard attends the premiere of "Sound of Freedom" on June 28, 2023 in Vineyard, Utah.
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The man whose story inspired “Sound of Freedom” is pushing back against critics in the media who are tying the hit film to the QAnon movement.

Tim Ballard, portrayed by actor Jim Caviezel in the movie as a former government agent who left his job to save one girl from sex traffickers in Colombia and ended up saving scores more children, told Fox News on Monday there is no justification to accuse the movie of being steeped in conspiracy theories associated with QAnon.

“I can’t explain, and neither can they,” Ballard said. “Every show I’ve seen, they just like to throw the word out, ‘QAnon.’ They make zero connection to the actual story. It’s very difficult to make that connection when it’s actually based on a true story.”

Ballard asked, “where is the QAnon doctrine being spewed in the film and the script?”, and argued that he would know best because he was there for these events that can be confirmed by others.

“This is just some other agenda … who would want to get the backs or run interference for pedophiles and human traffickers? That’s the more important question in all this. Why would you want to lie to push an agenda whose goal is to have children be in captivity? It’s kind of sick,” he said.

Several left-leaning news outlets have published stories that made the QAnon association, including Rolling Stone and The Guardian.

Ballard was asked to react specifically to a critique by author Mike Rothschild, who said during an appearance on CNN that the film “is looking at QAnon concepts of these child trafficking rings that are run by the high-level elites” and that people like Ballard and those who buy tickets to see the movie feel they are the only ones who can stop it.

“As that guy is talking — and he’s nobody’s hero by the way — I can’t imagine any kid looking at him thinking he’s going to help them out,” Ballard said. “But I think of the children that are really depicted in that film. I know what happened to them. Those children were the subjects of child rape videos. Those children were being sold for sex.”

Ballard, who noted that more than 100 individuals wound up being rescued, added that it is “embarrassing and frankly, grotesque for this guy who knows nothing to start throwing out terms like QAnon and connecting it to a real story.”

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