Barry Pittard Exposed

Exposing the lies, deceit and dishonesty of the most mean-spirited and vindictive ex-devotees of Sathya Sai Baba.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Over 100 Sworn Affidavits Against Sai Baba?

Exposing Barry Pittard
The Australian Pit-Bull Of The Anti-Sai Movement

Barry Pittard erroneously claimed that "Well over a hundred sworn affidavits alleging sexual molestation of young males has been lodged with FBI" (Reference). Strange enough, no other Anti-Sai Activist has made this claim besides Barry Pittard. This absurd, exaggerated and unfounded lie is unique to Barry Pittard alone.

Where did Barry Pittard get his information from? Why is Barry Pittard publishing this unsubstantiated information on the internet when it isn't true? Why is Barry Pittard forwarding this untruth to various organizations and officials all around the world? Barry Pittard never saw any alleged affidavits that were supposedly submitted, in the USA, to the FBI (nor has anyone else for that matter). The FBI does not disclose affidavit records to the general public. They are exempt from disclosure pursuant to Exemptions (b)(6) and/or (b)(7)(c) of the FOIA, Title 5, United States Code, Section 552. Consequently, the only way for Barry Pittard (who lives in Australia) to have seen the "well over a hundred sworn affidavits alleging sexual molestation of young males lodged with the FBI" would have been if he personally accompanied the affiants to the FBI, in the USA, which he never did.

On Anti-Sai Sites, the only person (a non-American resident from India) who allegedly went to the FBI was Hari Sampath. Hari Sampath tried to represent "Neptune" (an anonymous individual whose case was called "useless" by the FBI: Reference) and others. Allegedly, the Rahms filed an affidavit with the FBI (Reference). Although the Rahms have never specifically stated that they filed an affidavit with the FBI (it appears that Hari Sampath took a statement from them to the FBI), if they did submit an affidavit they be would be number one. Where are the "well over a hundred" other U.S. Citizens who filed affidavits against Sathya Sai Baba? Barry Pittard cannot back up any of his statements with any reliable documentation or any reliable sources with contact details. As a matter of fact, Barry Pittard is now claiming that this information is "confidential". That's right, these very public smear campaigns against Sai Baba are based on "secret" and "confidential" information.

Alaya Rahm filed a lawsuit against the Sathya Sai Baba Society and not even one single alleged victim came forward to defend Alaya Rahm or file a joint lawsuit with him (Reference). Anti-Sai Activists resorted to the excuses that alleged sexual abuse victims were afraid to come forward because they were "raised from birth as Sai devotees" and "duress would be frightening" to them (Reference). These unknown and anonymous alleged victims (referred to by Barry Pittard as "numbering well over a hundred") had supposedly already taken action against Sathya Sai Baba by allegedly filing affidavits with the FBI. These alleged victims were therefore fully prepared to participate in a court case, armed with affidavits, against Sathya Sai Baba. Along comes Alaya's court case and not even one single affidavit was submitted on Alaya Rahm's behalf and not even one alleged victim gave a deposition or was identified to the court as a witness on Alaya Rahm's behalf. Not even one other person. Zero. Zilch. Nada. This highly suggests that Anti-Sai Activist's numbers about alleged victims are untrue, unsubstanitated, unverfiable and without merit. This single fact alone wholly compromises and changes the entire face of the allegations against Sathya Sai Baba.

So when Barry Pittard said there are "well over a hundred sworn affidavits" against Sathya Sai Baba, he is lying through his pit-bull teeth.

One will also notice (on the screencap provided earlier) that Barry Pittard boasted that "US former devotees succeed in getting Travel Adisory posted re Sathya Sai Baba's ashram -citing many accounts of sexual molestation of young males". Read my article about the US State Department Advisory and how it was accomplished by ex-devotees. Just more proof of Anti-Sai Activist's behind-the-scenes scheming and subterfuge.

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