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Video of Some Primary Witnesses of Sathya Sai Sex Abuse, and Sai Cult Cover Up

Posted by Barry Pittard on July 26, 2011

Please feel free to put these videos on YouTube or other venues. This is a small part of wide primary witness testimony that accuses Sathya Sai Baba of serial sexual abuse of young men. 

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Those of my readers who are psychologists, police, lawyers, etc., do please kindly confer with your colleagues who specialize in body language, and voice prints. There are those of us, including myself, who are happy to submit to FBI-certified lie-detector or today’s other leading-edge tests for truthfulness. Jay Narain, so recently resoundingly successful in Indian court actions against one of Sai Baba’s top teacher-officials. Jay Narain’s family was shockingly treated by Sai Baba and his officials, after the family intervened to rescue boys in the family from sexual abuse in Sai Baba’s Puttaparthi education establishment. He tells me that he himself has already passed this type of rigorous lie detector test. I also learn via separate means that, in his business life, he has long been known as being fiercely honest, and even sent people out of his office who were not of integrity. Whatever different legal jurisdictions may make of lie-detector tests (I speak  of the most recent, cutting edge ones), there are responsible media organizations who use them as one method among other methods of allowing educated publics to make their own judgements of witnesses. Where are you Goldstein, Shah, Venkataraman, and all the rest of you? Are you afraid of what will be – only too readily – detected?

I here challenge Sathya Sai Baba’s servitors, who stand accused, to undergo the same tests. My opinion of them, carefully formed over many years, is that they are too cowardly, too guilty and too deeply implicated ever to do so …….

These are but a couple of forensic areas where those in the Sathya Sai Central Trust and International Sathya Sai Organization can, I assert, be soundly exposed, and our witnesses around the world be shown to be telling the truth. Large numbers of former followers and other critics of Sathya Sai Baba and his Cult have been branded liars and deceivers. These things we are not. We wish to put beyond doubt the mendacity of these vicious attacks, launched by people such as Dr G. Venkataraman, deputy world chairman of the international Sathya Sai Organization, and the extremely vicious Gerald Moreno, who has long been aided and abetted with those known to be closely associated with Sai Baba and his key henchmen. We trust that official after official, and other accomplices, are pursued in case after case – in properly constituted Courts of law, as well as exposed in television and newspaper venues, and so on.

Above, the former Swedish film star turned professional prison rehabilitation worker, Conny Larsson, former head of the Sathya Sai Organization, Sweden. And Jed Geyerhahn, USA, former devotee.  He is a graduate in Philosophy from Fordham University.

Ullrich Zimmerman, USA former devotee. See:

Dr Timothy Conway’s Summary of Ullrich Zimmermann Interview

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Alaya Rahm, supported by his mother and father in testified to the BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’. Al Rahm was, until he spoke forth, one of the major, high-profile leaders in the international Sathya Sai Organization.

   
Robert Priddy notes:  The Rahm family (USA) were very ‘close & privileged’. Their son, Alaya, had most bravely and convincingly stood forth to tell of the awful situation in which he found himself when Sai Baba began abusing him sexually. This young man’s candour and honestly contrasts greatly with the cover-ups, secrecy and abuse from the Sai Organisation and its leaders and puts all who continue as Sai devotees to shame!
View proofs on video clips from the documentary of the Rahm family’s former closeness and central position in the Sathya Sai Organisation, and the large amount of so-called ‘divine grace’ they received:
1) Three robes from Sai (Filesize 654Kb) 2) Numerous ‘materializations (Filesize 1.12 Mb3) Alaya Rahm tells of Sai Baba threats and oral sex abuse of him when still a minor 1.05Mb)4) Testimony – Sai Baba tried anal sex etc. (Filesize 1.0 Mb)5) Al Rahm tells of his learning of the sex abuse of his son) Alaya’s mother tells of her reaction7) Indian student sex abuse victims cannot speak out (Filesize 340Kb) 8 ) The Rahm’s son’s fears if he told the truth about Sai sex abuse (Filesize 515 Kb)9) Alaya Rahm was told not to tell and threatened by Sai Baba (Filesize 840 Kb)The US State Department were contacted by the BBC (filesize 1.26 Mb) and confirmed their Travel Advisory warning as being directed specifically against Sathya Sai Baba.
There is also video testimony that many students were abused in the Danish film ‘Seduced’

     
Some of the bribes: ‘materialised’ items – fake gold watches, false gemstone/diamond rings and some of the £10,000.- paid to Alaya (who was trapped in the cult from childhood) for his silence under threat of terrible things if he should tell of the over 20 sex abuses.

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‘The Secret Swami’ & U.S. State Department Warning against Sai Baba

View ‘The short video clip (1.5 Mbs) with Tanya Datta on the State Department Travel Warning confirmation

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A Sathya Sai Saga. Barry Pittard Recollects. Part 2

Posted by Barry Pittard on July 23, 2010

The series continues from: A Sathya Sai Saga. Barry Pittard Recollects. Part 1. Posted by Barry Pittard on July 20, 2010

In October 1999, I read Terry Gallagher’s startling accounts, and, increasingly those of others. He was the first head of Australian Sathya Sai Organization and an agricultural scientist and businessman of Kiama, New South Wales, Australia. His brother-in-law, Neville Fredericks (a past mayor of Kiama)succeeded T.Sri Ramanathan as head of the Australian Sathya Sai Organization. Following his extensive investigation, Terry Gallagher’s revelations spoke of Sathya Sai Baba having sex with boys and young men, and being complicit in other disturbing crimes. He discovered disturbing facts about the local, state and central government cover up of police killings in Sathya Sai Baba’s bedroom at Puttaparthi on June 6, 1993. He and others in various parts of the world resigned. Many simply left the Sathya Sai Organization, without formal resignation. Sai devotees in centers around the world have heard their leaders state the allegations are made by a handful of disgruntled former devotees. Yet the Sathya Sai Organization holds aloft the value:  Truth …

The Editor of the Australian magazine Nexus (published in a number of countries), Duncan Roads, had found the Gallagher article along with two other accounts of former Sathya Sai Baba devotees on the internet. The Gallagher document was in the form of a letter to David and Faye Bailey. Duncan Roads wrote: 

 I had heard the many rumours about Sai Baba’s sexual impropriety over the years, and like many, dismissed them as disgruntled devotees.  Later on, I actually took those attacks as ‘evidence’ that Sai Baba was growing in influence, and that this was the ‘system’ attacking him … 

Unlike Sai Baba believers, I have an open mind, one which allows me to read and listen to things that Sai Baba believers refuse even to allow into their consciousness.  I read some of the more recent testimonies, and decided to investigate for once and for all to put an end to the rumours …

I ended up speaking to many victims, parents of victims, former Sai Baba centre ‘leaders’ and some respected ‘figureheads’ from the movement.  All confirmed the same pattern of abuse and sexual misconduct …

I did not want to believe any of these testimonies, but I also had to be true to what I was uncovering.  Sai Baba is, and has, been involved in sexual misconduct with boys and young men.  The effects of this misconduct has caused unestimatable damage within many many families, including suicides

Photo below: David and Faye Bailey. Authors of ‘The Findings’. An historic and lengthy indictment of Sathya Sai Baba and his charismatic cult, by two former and exceptionally close disciples.

David and Faye Bailey. Authors of 'The Findings'. An historic and lengthy indictment of Sathya Sai Baba, by two former and very close disciples

See my articles: 

Truth In Action: David and Faye Bailey Vs Sathya Sai Baba, and

Reply to a Sathya Sai Devotee’s Note re: David and Faye Bailey

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For next in series, see:  A Sathya Sai Saga. Barry Pittard Recollects. Part 3

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The Public Petition

Information on the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization

About the Petition For Official Investigation Into Sathya Sai Baba Cult

(Note: You may prefer to proceed straight to the Petition): Public Petition For Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization

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Sathya Sai Organization: Factors Far Beyond Known Critiques Undermine It

Posted by Barry Pittard on April 2, 2009

Some, in their great sense of betrayal by Sai Baba and his international Sathya Sai Organization, have poured out their anguish to various widely-respected groups in the community, including to their leaderships. This was bound to happen. For an example of how the Sai Organization – while strongly cloaking their agendas of working for a Sathya Sai Baba-ruled world – attempts to work its way into both religious and civic mainstreams, See:

‘Secret Swami’ Cult Recruits At Prime Public Venues.

These domains of community awareness – well beyond the reach of exposure activists and advocates – include accounts of Sai Baba’s sexual molestation of young males, but go well beyond this.  

Many Sathya Sai Organization members know, all too very well, that their stocks have greatly dropped in wider communities.

The email to me of a very prominent Hindu leader states but one example of this sort of occurrence:

See:  Sathya Sai Baba: ‘Considerable Concern’ In Wider Hindu Community

There is considerable concern among the Hindu Community, especially among the educated. It is very hard to get any action from the temples as they do not wish to cause difficulties with the Sathya Sai Baba groups. People are starting to distance themselves from Sathya Sai Baba. It’s going to be gradual process of education. The biggest impact it appears was the ‘The Secret Swami’ … it seems it has had a tremendous negative effect on Sathya Sai Baba”. 

One needs not to look to Sai Baba critics for this type of information. Those Sai Baba followers or ex-followers who want to get at the facts can honestly face up to what is happening within their own communities.

Another phenomenon that the Sai sect has not been able to counter is this: family members, relations, friends, workmates, professional colleagues and so on have made their own enquires. With these, in a concerned way, they have confronted Sai devotees, bringing to their attention information from which, by virtue of heavy cultic censorship, they have not been privy too.

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Further Reading:

 

Cultic Labeling of Dissenters As “Disgruntled”. Sathya Sai Baba Case

 

For Video Viewing:

The Secret Swami (BBC Television):

(154 MB, Broadband)

Seduced (DR, Danish Broadcasting, Denmark’s national television and radio broadcaster):
(80 MB, Broadband)

http://home.hetnet.nl/~seduced/seduced.wmv
(21 MB, Modem)

‘The Secret Swami’ showcased with selected transcripts and brief
video clips

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For Quick But Also Highly Revealing Viewing

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View BBC Video Clips of Dr Michael Goldstein, world chairman of the Sathya Sai Baba Organization

Dr Goldstein of Covina, southern California, USA, is chairman of the international Sathya Sai Organization. This footage was caught by hidden camera, an uncommon resort that required BBC management and legal sanction at the highest corporate levels (See: BBC Hidden Camera in ‘Secret Swami’. Ethical?)

Michael Goldstein and the sexual allegations (2,10 Mbs)

Michael Goldstein admits his view is merely a belief (456kbs)

Michael Goldstein explodes with anger (710kbs)

Dr. Goldstein again reveals his higher self (1.500Kb)

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Cultic Labeling of Dissenters As “Disgruntled”. Sathya Sai Baba Case

Posted by Barry Pittard on April 1, 2009

Sathya Sai Baba’s defenders on the internet and elsewhere grossly misrepresent former devotees and other critics. Since 1999 – and in the case of Humanists and Rationalists especially much earlier than this – there have been many who have devoted great amounts of work and personal sacrifice in bringing the many allegations about Sai Baba and his cult to light. See:  Sai Baba. IHEU Presentation to United Nations and Indian Rationalists, Humanists Unsafe Opposing Sai Baba

Commonly, Sai Baba’s personnel portray former devotees as but “a small handful of disgruntled” individuals.

This “disgruntled” label is familiarly used by Sathya Sai Baba center leaders when they inform their congregations to pay no heed to the allegations. They, under strict instructions, say that it is “Swami’s wish” that devotees do not read the Internet writings against him.

But, as Sai Baba’s perpetual apologists would have it, those such as Robert Priddy, Brian Steel, myself and many others who have left Sai Baba are in some kind of unholy conspiracy. A fact, that gives far wider credence to those concerns that we have documented is that many have left Sai Baba via quite other routes. There are accounts – far from mere hearsay – down many years of this sort, including from groups to which survivors of Sai Baba and his cult have gone gone upon their exit from his movement.

There are several results inimical to it that the Sathya Sai Organization around the world has not been able to suppress. Among these is the fact that many who have left it have joined other organizations in the same city or town.

Another phenomenon that the Sai sect has not been able to counter is this: family members, relations, friends, workmates, professional colleagues and so on have made their own enquires.  For the two above points, See:

Sathya Sai Organization: Factors Far Beyond Known Critiques Undermine It

The BBC itself found other strong evidence of Sai Baba’s serial molestation of young males. The assistant producer of the BBC’s  ‘The Secret Swami’, David Saville, told me that these sources were via completely separate sources to those provided by our own international network. The cases included Indian families who had documented for the BBC serious allegations regarding their own young members of Sai Baba’s sexual molestation of young males.

Those such as the Sai Baba’s deputy world chairman, Dr G. Venkataraman, who have tried to malign the BBC and the Times of London and so on are either terribly naive as to how much careful professional research goes into the making of a piece of investigative journalism – or else very serious dissemblers.

In next days, I shall blog about some of the extraordinarily dishonest tactics that have been used against those who have spoken out about Sathya Sai Baba and his sect. Top lawyers in three countries have assured us that these defamations are highly libelous and actionable at law. Not all former devotees are in favour of pursuit via legal avenues, seeing it as e.g., unspiritual. Others see practical obstacles, not the least of which is that the Internet is a formidable “Wild West”, with which democratic legal systems have yet to cope with – if they ever can.

For Video Viewing

The Secret Swami (BBC Television):

(154 MB, Broadband)

Seduced (DR, Danish Broadcasting, Denmark’s national television and radio broadcaster):
(80 MB, Broadband)

http://home.hetnet.nl/~seduced/seduced.wmv
(21 MB, Modem)

‘The Secret Swami’ showcased with selected transcripts and brief
video clips

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For Quick But Also Highly Revealing Viewing

  • Right Hand. Sleight Hand. Watch Sai Baba Cheat With Sacred Ash (Film clip)
  • Sleight Of Hand. The Sleightness of Sathya Sai Baba (Exposing film clips)
  • Censored Indian National Television Film of Sai Baba Cheating
  • BBC Cameras Catch Sai Baba Cheating With Gold Sivalingam. (Film Clip)
  • Sathya Sai Baba Chief, Dr Goldstein, Explodes. “I am the consummate professional” (See Film Clips)
  • The BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’ (Sai Baba). Revealing Footage
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    View BBC Video Clips of Dr Michael Goldstein, world chairman of the Sathya Sai Baba Organization

    Dr Goldstein of Covina, southern California, USA, is chairman of the international Sathya Sai Organization. This footage was caught by hidden camera, an uncommon resort that required BBC management and legal sanction at the highest corporate levels (See: BBC Hidden Camera in ‘Secret Swami’. Ethical?)

    Michael Goldstein and the sexual allegations (2,10 Mbs)

    Michael Goldstein admits his view is merely a belief (456kbs)

    Michael Goldstein explodes with anger (710kbs)

    Dr. Goldstein again reveals his higher self (1.500Kb)

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    Robert Priddy 

    (Former longtime head of the Sathya Sai Organization, Norway. Retired academic of University of Oslo)

    Sathyasaibaba scales up hate attacks on critics

    Sathya Sai’s Dato Jegathesan and smear campaigns

    UK Sathya Sai Organization’s false propaganda

    Terroist-related Slurs Used By Sai Baba Internet Fanatic

    Sai Baba Hatchet Man Picks On A Young Child

    Sai Baba Internet Man – No Apology When Caught Using Anti-Semitism Slur

    Sai Baba Proxy Attacker of Ex-followers and the Media

    Proxy Defender of Sai Baba and SWARA

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    Barry Pittard

     (Former Lecturer, Sri Sathya Sai College, Whitefield. Devotee for 25 years)

    Sai Baba. Some Dissenting Themes and Resources

    Cultic Depersonalization or Demonization of Dissenters

    Some Key Cultic Responses To Critics

    Sathya Sai Baba World Cult Leaders Fail To Meet Concerns on Libel

    Sathya Sai Baba Organization and Libel and Disinformation

    Sathya Sai Baba Cult. Blind Eye To Massive Slander

    Dissent From Guru Cults Draws Slander and Harassment

    Sathya Sai Baba Organization’s Betrayal of Love and Compassion

    Sathya Sai Organization Libels Those Who Have Left It

    Sathya Sai Baba and his Organization Permit Attacks On Ex-followers

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