Psychotherapist’s Note On Ullrich Zimmermann’s Sexual Abuse Allegation Against Sathya Sai Baba


Date: 02-06-07

By: Barry Pittard

This contains well-qualified psychotherapist's note on Ullrich Zimmermann's sexual abuse allegation against Sathya Sai Baba.  I have asked some mental health professionals to view the Ullrich Zimmermann interviews by Alan Steinfeld in 2000. To view part 2 of the video with Ullrich Zimmermann click here. Both Ullrich Zimmermann and Mark Roche have testified that Sai Baba got them to suck his penis, as have others. A most instructive comparison is afforded by viewing the Mark Roche interview (in the BBC documentary, The Secret Swami, 2004) as well as the Zimmermann interview. Mark Roche is a California man, well-esteemed in his community and once associated with many seminal figures in the Sai Baba movement, like Elsie and Walter Cowan, Dr John Hislop, Dr Michael Goldstein, Bob Bozzani, and so on. With a degree of courage known best to those of us in touch with him at the time, Mark at last spoke out in his sixties of Sai Baba sexually abusing him when he was a young man. He was interviewed by the BBC for its 2004 television documentary ‘The Secret Swami’ (to see the video clip - click here).