TV CONTROVERSIAL DOCUMENTARY ON SAI BABA
Regardless of the fact that the Sathya Sai Organization did everything
in its power,
even through the judiciary, to prevent producer ōjvind KyrÝ of DR
from broadcasting a critical TV documentary on Sai Baba, it was aired
Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 8:05 pm.
English translation of the
full spoken text by Robert Priddy, in consultation with ōjvind
The story of Sam Young in the Danish
movie SEDUCED is to be seen on this site, we divided it in three parts.
read along all
spoken words from Sam and his father if you like.
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Sam Young II
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Sam Young III
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This is the spoken text
of the clips:
One time he had his robe almost completely off and he tried to have anal
sex with me, because he came from behind me and started climbing up on
top of me, you know, and being that Iím so much taller than him, in
order to keep prevent it from happening, I just stood straight up and
didnít allow him to do anything, you know, and I kind of kept pushing
him away and keep him there until ??... I know, I want to talk to you, I
want to be with you and I love you. He said, "You
donít love me? You donít love me?" And I would
say, "No, I love you, but I just donít want to
have sexual relations with you."
00:29:36:07 The boy and his family were
showered with jewels and watches.
00:29:41:05 The family wishes to remain
anonymous because they fear the reactions of Sai Baba`s followers.
00:29:46:21 Today they live in the US
Midwest. The father was one of the leaders in the American Sai movement
00:29:53:22 But he broke with the organisation when he
discovered the molesting. This is the first time they give their
accounts on TV.
We were shocked when we heard it and the both of us just embraced our
son at that time and we said, "Thatís it. Itís
over. Itís finished." And the thing that was most
impactful there, was that when we said to him, "Why
didnít you tell us?", and he said, "The
greatest fear that I had was that my family would choose SB and I would
lose my family." And that he had lived with that
fear. And he said, "and that I would be
responsible for possibly bringing down an organisation as big as this.Ē
(ĒSAMĒ) The first time I had a personal experience with SB
was when I was 16 years old. I went to India alone with some friends in
a USA group. I think I was the only person in that group that he gave a
personal interview to. I went in there, and he motioned for me to lower
my pants. And I did. I was very nervous at the time, yeah. And he waved
his hand and turned it over and showed me some oil. And he started to
rub it on my testicles and started kissing me. And as he was kissing me,
he started kissing me deeply, you know. And I started tensing up and,
you know, not understanding what was happening. But it seemed to me as
if SB was trying to make my penis erect. He had told me not to tell
anybody about what he had done, that people wouldnít understand it.
218 00:31:46:24 00:31:49:21
(COMMENTATOR) the molestations went on for several
The second time that I went to see SB was in 1997. I went with my whole
family and a group of people. I believe we had about 10 people in our
group. I donít remember exactly what happened that first day, but I know
that there was physical contact in the personal interview room. I ended
up getting about 20 to 21 personal interviews within a month and a half.
Then he at one time gave me a watch and I wore it for about a week. And
after about the first week of wearing it, the gold started to fade off
of the inside and around the sides and I felt it to be kind of strange,
because I felt it was like a token of love or a spiritual gift or some
sort of a Ö something special, and it was just already Ö it was really
cheap, I could tell. The second hand was sometimes moving in different
directions, and the gold left and so I asked him in an interview, you
know, why it was changing colours and he almost got upset with me for
asking a question like that, you know. And he told me then, ďIím going
to give you a solid gold watch.Ē And so he made another watch for me. It
was solid gold. At the time it looked very gold on the front and the
back. And about a week later it was all faded off. It didnít work very
well for very long. But every time we would go back into the personal
room, his wants got to be very intimate. And he was constantly having me
take out my penis and he would hold it,
sometimes put it in his mouth and look at me, and then ask me to do the
same thing or push my head down and lift his robe up. And I was gagging
and almost about to vomit. And, you know, that was probably the most
mentally break down type of thing Iíve ever done in my life, because if
I didnít feel like at that time, like my life or my familyís happiness
or Ö was depending on it, I wouldnít have done it. But my mentality at
that time Ö I felt like it was a life or almost death situation. You
know, this was God in human form, but that was my mental program Ė this
is God in human form. How could I deny him what he was trying to make me
do? There must be some deeper reason or deeper meaning that what I see.Ē
Sai Baba threatened the boy by saying that his family
would not get any more interviews -
00:34:41:10 If he revealed anything to his
But there were several occasions that really made it
snap in my mind that it was no longer even possibly a spiritual
experience. I was constantly feeling the pressures of the thousands and
thousands of people outside the room that all wanted to be in the
position that I was in, and who every day almost treated me with anger
or resent, you know, because I got so much attention from SB. My
feeling, however, was, if you guys only knew what was actually going on
back there, you wouldnít even want to be in my shoes, because itís not
(ĒSAMĒ) What really helped me was when I had some conversations
with some other people who had had similar experienes. Because I felt,
that if they had had experiences as intense, or close to as intense as
mine, I could talk to them about it more openly than I could talk to my
dad. So we had talked about it, and all the people that I had talked
about it were equally confused about it as I was. However, also equally
brainwashed and allowing it to continue to take place. So I would say
that finally I decided that I was not going to put myself into that
position again, because life without SB was going to be a better life.Ē
00:38:29:06 When his son at last told him what
was going on -
00:38:34:18 - the father broke all connection with Sai Baba and
resigned as leader of a part of the movement in America.
(SAMíS FATHER) I could see the manipulation that had been done.
The threats, the pressure, the intense responsibility to bring this boy
along, to keep him around for seven years as Babaís plaything.
The father says that he complained to the highest leader
in the organisation in the USA.
(SAMíS FATHER) We told him every single detail. And honestly, I
would say that he was genuinely shaken. He made comments like,
"Faith has to be restored. Words will not be enough. I
hate to think that 25 years of my life had been for nothing, had been a
waste. We MUST talk to Baba about this." And he
asked us, "Please, please, do not tell anyone
about this until weíve had a chance to talk to Baba."
He said, "I will go, I will be there for
He was called in and he specifically adressed the situation with our
family. Baba was very clear exactly which family it was. He said,
"Baba, I need to talk to you about inappropriate action
that this family says youíve had with their son."
Babaís response was: "Swami is pure."
The next day Baba gave his big birthday discourse, and in that discourse
he praised this individual, that man who is the head of the
organisation, more than he had ever praised anyone else before, saying
what an incredible devotee he was, and all that he had done. And a
friend of mine who had videotaped it and had it, was approached
afterwards by this man. He said, "Oh, did you get
that on tape?" He said, "It
was the peak of my life." So when he returned and
he called me, he said, "Iíve done what I said I
would do. Iíve kept my word. I spoke to Baba. Babaís response is:
'Swami is pure,' and he said that
you would return." And he said, "My
heart and my mind are on Swami. You have to do whatever you have to do."
And I just ... I felt that he just couldnít face it.