Alleged Affidavits & Affiants Against Sai Baba
Affidavits Menu (click on a link to go to relevant section):
- MAJOR UPDATE - AUG 4TH 2007
- Definition of Affidavit
- Where Are All The Sworn Affidavits Against Sathya Sai Baba?
- Formal Open Challenge To Anti-Sai Activists And Anti-Sai Websites
- Anonymous Anti-Sai Activist Speaks Out About The Alleged Affidavits
- Affidavits - Affiants Update: April 1st, 2005
After several years of silence, Hari Sampath (using his known Yahoo name of “delta_108”) came out of hiding on August 2nd 2007 and I was able to directly question him about the alleged “affidavit” claims, which originated from him (Reference). Although Hari Sampath expressed a willingness to answer my questions in “half an hour” (Reference), he instead chose to flee the group and went back into hiding. It is important to note that all of these “affidavit” claims against Sathya Sai Baba originated with Hari Sampath and were later passed to Ojvind Kyro, Robert Priddy, et al. Despite this fact, Mr. Sampath could not answer basic questions about the alleged affidavits he worked so hard to obtain and chose instead to hide rather than give answers. These are the types of deceivers that have misled so many people about Sai Baba and the Sai Controversy. When faced with simple and basic questions, Hari Sampath ran away.
Definition of “Affidavit” From The Secretary Of State:
“An affidavit is simply a written statement sworn to before an officer authorized to administer an oath. A person ‘makes’ an affidavit by going before a notary or other officer and swearing to the contents of a written document. A notary ‘takes’ an affidavit by administering the oath and completing the certificate.”
Barry Pittard:: Affidavit Statements::
“Sworn affidavits” at: http://home.hetnet.nl/~ex_baba/engels/articles/saislurs3.html
“Plentiful sworn affidavits” at: http://www.saiguru.net/english/news/030925exposeupdate.htm
“Affidavits and other testimonies” at: http://www.snowcrest.net/sunrise/Plbarry.htm
“Well over a hundred sworn affidavits alleging sexual molestation of young males has been lodged with FBI” at: http://us.altnews.com.au/nuke/article.php?sid=5356
“Many affidavits alleging sexual molestation...have been submitted, for example, to the FBI (Santa Ana, Chicago)” at: http://sydney.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=36917
Alfred Barelds:: Affidavit Statements::
“Many sworn affidavits” at: http://home.hetnet.nl/~ex_baba/engels/articles/australia.htm
Robert Priddy:: Affidavit Statements::
“Sworn affidavits” at: http://home.chello.no/~reirob/sex.htm
“Numerous affidavits” at: http://home.chello.no/~reirob/dream.htm
“Scores of sworn affidavits many depositions sworn under oath” at: http://home.no.net/anir/Sai/enigma/SaiEducareEng.htm
“The documentation of this petition is still being held for future use, along with the original 20 affidavits presented to the Indian CBI in 2001.” at: http://home.no.net/anir/Sai/MurderReview.htm
“Evidence and sworn affidavits by young men” at: http://home.no.net/anir/Sai/enigma/SaiSex.htm
“Incidentally, the 20 signed affidavits by victims, which most certainly do exist” at: home.hetnet.nl/~ex-baba/engels/articles/pederasty.html
“Weighty and credible circumstantial evidence of Sai Baba's sexual molestations has been made available in over 20 sworn and signed affidavits by other victims around the world” at: http://home.hetnet.nl/~ex_baba/engels/articles/oz.html
SaiGuru.net:: Affidavit Statements:: (1 score = 20)
“Over a score of sworn affidavits” at: http://www.saiguru.net/english/articles/104newevidence.htm
“Over 20 sworn and signed affidavits by other victims around the world” at: http://www.saiguru.net/english/news/040214screeningofseduced.htm
“Similar reactions to other young men with whom Sathya Sai was angry when they did not get sexually aroused are recorded in various of the affidavits on the internet.” at: http://www.saiguru.net/english/articles/104newevidence.htm
Hari Sampath:: Affidavit Statements::
“Hundreds of pages of sworn affidavits” at http://dir.salon.com/people/letters/2001/07/26/baba/index.html
“I am enclosing more than 20 signed affidavits” at: http://www.russia.com/forums/showthread.php3?postid=247081#post247081
Timothy Conway:: Affidavit Statements::
“There over two dozen credible eye-witnesses, and sworn affidavits from many of them” at: http://www.snowcrest.net/sunrise/Dvtim2.htm
Tony O'Clery:: Affidavit Statements::
“Many reports and even affidavits have been produced” at: http://www.davidicke.net/emagazine/vol12/articles/saibaba.html
“There are about 30 interrogative sworn affidavits in evidence, waiting for sb to visit the West.” at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sathyasaibaba2/message/43610
Despite all these rampant and unsubstaniated rumors of “affidavits” against Sathya Sai Baba, he has never been charged with any crime, sexual or otherwise. Period. Robert Priddy claimed that various affidavits were published on the internet. I have yet to see even one affidavit that has been published on the internet. Alleged testimonies from alleged victims who did not have their stories sworn before a notary or officer do not qualify as “affidavits”.
Furthermore, Alaya Rahm (an alleged sexual abuse victim) filed a lawsuit against the Sathya Sai Baba Society and not even one affidavit was submitted to the court on his behalf. No alleged victims came forward to support Alaya Rahm in his court case and no witnesses were identified to the court on his behalf. See:
I openly challenge any Anti-Sai Activist to send me or publish any sworn affidavit against Sathya Sai Baba. I openly challenge Robert Priddy to provide the affidavit details he claimed have already been published on the internet. It is my contention that legitimate and legal affidavits do not exist against Sai Baba. If they do exist, the following information should be provided:
- Full Name of the Affiant (Person Making the Claim).
- The Sworn Affidavit Document Text.
- Name of the Notary/Officer To Whom The Sworn Affidavit Was Made.
- Notary Contact Information.
If this information is considered “confidential”, I will accept an independent verification by a reputable media agency (not affiliated with Anti-Sai Activists). To date, no affidavit details have been published nor have any reputable media agencies independently confirmed that any affidavits exist.
Update: November 16th 2004: The following post was submitted to the ExBaba Guestbook:
“Name: Compassionate Protector
Date: Mon Nov 15 15:17:22 2004
Comments: A very nasty Sai character who is in total denial called Joe Moreno wants people to submit sex abuse affidavits to HIM, of all people! Those handling the affidavits will never break their promises to keep full confidentiality given to those who deposited them. They will only be for public view when laid before a court of law to prosecute Sai Baba or members of his organisation. People who stop at nothing to harm those who have suffered more than enough already will not obtain them but must wait and see.”
My Response: If anyone feels that I am not the proper person to create an open affidavit page, Anti-Sai Activists should create their own affidavit page that provides the same information I ask for on this page. This will provide the general public with this crucial information that will prove that sworn affidavits were made. It was claimed by many Ex-Devotees that these alleged affidavits were already made public. As a matter of fact, Robert Priddy (who appears to be “Compassionate Protector”) said that various affidavits were published on the internet. Where are they? The fact of the matter remains: Anyone who alleges sexual impropriety against Sathya Sai Baba openly and on the internet, has already made that disclosure public. If an alleged victim made an affidavit, he should willingly supply it. Sathya Sai Baba is publicly judged, tried and convicted without any supporting documentation. People talk of the accusers “rights”, yet the one accused apparently has no rights! Also Robert Priddy called people who do not have the conscience or integrity to use their real name, “cowardly creatures”. It's time for “Compassionate Protector” to use his/her real name and stop hiding behind fake names.
The following email was submitted to me by Andries Krugers Dagneaux:
Affiant............: (Not Given)
Notary.............: (Not Given)
Notary Contact.....: (Not Given)
Affidavit Text.....: (as printed in tbe book "The End of the Dream" by Basava Premanand, main author Robert Priddy) Ojvind Kyro - Journalist Mariendalsvej44 - DK-2000 Frederiksberg Copenhagen Denmark Tel. (Denmark +45) 38 34 0017 email: email@example.com (Email does not work)
This is to certify that I am in the possession of ten written, signed affidavits by persons in various countries alleging sexual molestation and/or serious sexual abuse by SSB. I am willing to be contacted by accredited journalists and lawyers who wish further to verfiy their existence and nature.
The extent to which I may divulge information, however, or allow viewing of the affidavits by official investigators, will depend on assurances received in personal negotiation with me. Due to the agreement I made originally with Mr. Hari Sampath, who then represented the aggrieved parties and was contacted to protect their names, as to under what circumstances the affidavits could be seen, I cannot publish or relinquish the documents for public use to other parties. The affidavits were given to me as back-up documentation to protect my professional work in exposing Sathya Sai Baba through the documentary film "Secuced by Sai Baba", first shown by Danish National Broadcasting.
DATE/TIME : 2005-03-27 05:15:02
I emailed both Andries and ōjvind KyrÝ about these unsubstantiated claims. Andries made the above submission on March 27th, 2005 and complained in a Yahoo Group that I “refused” to accept this submission because I did not publish it on my site within 1 day of him emailing me (I emailed him the same day, 3 hours later). This sadly points to the sheer desperation that Andries must resort to when he does not get his way.
Andries obviously cannot understand that since his bogus affidavit submission fulfills none of the criteria mentioned for affidavit submissions, it cannot be counted as a genuine submission. Andries thinks that his submission is genuine and legitimate despite the fact that he could not cite even one verifiable name.
It also appears that Robert Priddy never viewed the alleged affidavits for himself (as he originally claimed there were 20 affidavits - an unsubstantiated claim made by Hari Sampath). Ojvind Kyro stated he is allegedly in possession of only ten affidavits, not twenty! Half of the alleged affidavits mysteriously disappeared! Click Here to view screen captures where Robert Priddy claimed there were twenty affidavits, not ten. If they “certainly do exist”, perhaps Robert Priddy can tell us where the other ten went?
Also, Øjvind Kyrø claimed that Hari Sampath “represented the aggrieved parties”. First of all, Hari Sampath is not a lawyer nor does he possess any credentials as one. Hari Sampath was allegedly a software engineer. It is also amusing to note that Hari Sampath “represented the aggrieved parties” by writing an extremely verbose letter from Chicago, USA to an unnamed “Director” at the Central Bureau of Investigations in New Delhi. Hari Sampath did not take the alleged affidavits to a court of law in India. He mailed them to the CBI and actually expected them to initiate proceedings with the alleged witnesses being half way around the world. As if this is not embarrassing enough, Hari Sampath asked the unnamed CBI Director to send him an “official acknowledgement” that he/she received his complaint. Hari Sampath has never provided anyone with any proof that he received an “official acknowledgement” from the CBI in New Delhi. Does this sound like “representing the aggrieved parties” to you? Click Here to view Hari Sampath’s alleged letter to the CBI in India. Click Here to view Hari Sampath’s claim (again) that he gave Ojvind Kyro 20 affidavits. Ojvind Kyro said he only has 10 affidavits. This means that half of the alleged legal documents disappeared, were lost, never existed or perhaps were proven to be falsified.
Click Here (then click ‘Contact Us’) and view what the CBI had to say about their procedure in filing complaints with them. They said:
“The CBI welcomes information relating to corruption in Central Government departments and Central Public Sector Undertakings. The Website can be used to pass on the information. The identity of the informant will be kept secret. Every State in India has at least one CBI office headed by a Superintendent of Police, where a signed complaint can be lodged. The complaint can be sent by post, fax or in person. As a matter of policy the CBI does not entertain anonymous / pseudonymous complaints.
The CBI does not take up investigation of conventional crimes like murder, theft, robbery etc unless directed by the Supreme Court / High Courts or referred by State Governments. This is because ‘police’ is a State subject under the Indian Constitution and the basic jurisdiction to investigate crimes is that of State police. The CBI’s power to investigate cases is derived from the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act. The CBI can investigate the offences notified under this Act in the Union Territories and with the consent of State Governments, in the States. Besides, since the CBI is a small force, administratively also it has not been considered expedient for the CBI to investigate the conventional crimes unless directed by the Supreme Court/High Courts or referred by State Governments.”
Consequently, Hari Sampath’s letter to the CBI was totally useless because he did not follow proper procedure in filing the case (and how do you do that via mail?) with the Supreme Court or a High Court in India.