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 June 12, 2004         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


 Contact: Glen Meloy





Historic Cooper Union Great Hall to Host Notorious Cult

Tribute to Accused Sex Molester Guru


Once host to Abraham Lincoln, Cooper Union Great Hall in New York is scheduled to venue the highly controversial Sathya Sai Baba  Cult in India represented by The Sri Sathya Sai Organization of America.


The featured speaker is Michael G. Goldstein, M.D., of Covina California. He is the Chairman of the ‘Prasanthi Council’ and is responsible for the administration of Sri Sathya Sai Organizations in all countries outside of India.  Invitations have been sent to all their members and the public is invited to attend on Saturday, June 12, 2004 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 7 East 7th Street, New York N.Y. 10003.

The FDSSB (Former Devotees of Sathya Sai Baba, a Global Coalition) have accused the Sathya Sai Organization for covering up the sexual molestation of male minors and other young males by their founder and Guru, Sathya Sai Baba, who claims to be God incarnate and the Father of Jesus.  The cover-up has existed since 1976 and will soon be shown to the entire world in the 1 HR. BBC documentary , ‘THE SECRET SWAMI”  on June 17, 2004.


This World – Secret Swami

9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO



The most popular of all Indian Godmen, Sai Baba has always been the Teflon God, the untouchable, charismatic man worshipped by Indian prime, presidents and peasants. His power over both the influential and the downtrodden goes to the heart of Indian society and raises serious questions about the social health of the world’s fastest-emerging economy. Sai Baba claims to be a living God and, to millions, his word is truth; his ability to bring clean water and healthcare to thousands, proof of divinity. In a programme that explores the nature of belief, This World travels from India to California, where the generation whose devotion and donations helped Sai Baba to power is unravelling at the seams. Hard Rock Café owner IsaacTigrett sent Sai Baba’s message around the world by making the Godman’s Love All Serve All mantra the corporate slogan of his multimillion-dollar empire. He now has to confront the fact that his God may have been a sexual abuser. This World features the story of a family who gave their entire lives to a man they believed was God, only to discover he was exacting a terrible price: the sexual innocence of their son. In an intimate and powerful portrait a family talk openly about their betrayal and the man who controlled their lives. “The being which I called Sai Baba, the living God that I had taken into my heart, had been truly abusing my son, for so long. I felt completely betrayed,” says Marissa, a former devotee. Another, Alaya, says: “I remember him saying, ‘If you don’t do what I say, your life will be filled with pain and suffering’ This programme is the first to film inside Sai Baba’s Ashram for a number of years and aims to come closer to the true “face of God” than ever  before.



In addition to the sexual molestation accusations, the members of the FDSSB have been asking for an independent investigation of the four police killings in the Guru’s private apartments on June 6, 1993.

      Details of these shootings can be found at



Formal complaints of the sexual molestation’s were filed with the FBI and the U.S. State Department which resulted in a continuing Crime Information Consular Notice since November 23, 2001.

Although the Guru is unnamed, the current notice at http://travel.state.gov/india.html directs U.S. citizens to contact the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai for further information.  Since May 24, 2004, the U.S. State Department has advised that they will confirm the subject of their long standing Consular Information Sheet is Sathya Sai Baba.and they have established a contact for media and public inquiries (See below)

Cooper Union should be aware that if a child is sexually molested after that child or the child’s parents had attended this meeting, Cooper Union could find itself liable for enormous damages after a civil action or even open to a criminal charge. Cooper Union could not plead ignorance. The cult will use any meeting as a sign of approval by the owner of the venue and will post it on their numerous websites. Any contract with this cult should immediately be rescinded on the grounds of public policy or the protection of the rights of a child.

For confirmation of the U.S. State Department’s naming of Sathya Sai Baba:

      MEDIA INQUIRIES:       Stuart Patt: Ph. 202-647-2114

      CITIZEN INQUIRIES:    John C. Peters: Ph. 202-647-6179


      The following web sites have extensive information on the Sathya Sai Baba Cult


      http://www.exbaba.com                          http://www.saibaba-x.org.uk/enigma/index.htm