Pamela Stephenson Protects
Celeb ‘Shrink Rap’ Interviewees
By: Ex Baba admin
of abuse and (those who support them) who speak out are attacked,
vilified and harassed.
article Pamela Stephenson Protects Celeb ‘Shrink Rap’
Interviewees, Barry Pittard writes - at his blogsite
of the British psychologist Pamela Stephenson's strenuous efforts to
protect her subjects from unconscionable attackers. She felt
ethically compelled, albeit unhappily, to censor footage prior to
the release of her BBC television series Shrink Rap.
to the Exbaba.com Webmaster,
"A similar nastiness of attack is made -
including by those such as Dr G. Venkataraman, on his official
website, and other Sai Baba defenders, on former devotees. What is
the wish of so many former devotees in many countries? What is it
that many (although the top leaders do not tell this to the
rank-and-file devotees) have asked of the Sathya Sai Organization to
do? It has been to request proper third party investigation of abuse
allegations made against Sai Baba and certain of those around him.
Instead of clarity, these shameless leaders offer smoke-screens.
They remain silent about the integrity of those who have brought
issues before them personally.
The more we speak with others who have exposed
immorality and spiritual betrayal in their gurus, the more do we
find remarkable patterns - those of smoke-screening, cover up,
denial, and speaking ill of those who have raised serious issues
that need to be addressed by any responsible organization".
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"In her recently-made television
series Shrink Rap, Pamela Stephenson's famous
interview subjects were willing to bare their more vulnerable
feelings and lesions, and in a serious way beyond what usually
passes for celebrity (so-called) ‘revelations’. Her subjects thus
far have been Sharon Osbourne, Stephen Fry, David Blunkett, Sarah
Ferguson, and Robin Williams".
Stephenson had her own experience of having earlier been one of
Great Britain’s best-known television celebrities (and is, moreover,
the wife of one of the world’s most famous comedians Billy Connelly).
Therefore, the need occurred her to go to still greater editorial
lengths to protect her famous interview subjects. She was acutely
aware of the extreme readiness of unscrupulous critics to make
insensitive and distorted use of what her subjects revealed about