For several years, Moreno wrote a mass of untruths and attacks about dozens of those who left Sathya Sai Baba because of the sex revelations. His main target at first was Sanjay Dadlani about whom he wrote the most disgusting things, sexual allegations of all kinds – not least naming him a proved pervert – and made very disgusting pictures using Dadlani’s face on a naked overweight woman and as a pig etc. He put up many defamatory web pages and several blogs entries attacking Dadlani. The distorted images Moreno made can be seen here (Equalizer is none other than Gerald Moreno, as he eventually had to admit). including entering Dadlani’s name and false information on numerous pornography sites! (see this). That blog expressed tremendous frustrated rage, but since Dadlani has withdrawn into his professional work and so he has another top target, guess who.
Increasingly he has directed his worst efforts against the two most important critics of Sai Baba, Robert Priddy and Barry Pittard. Moreno’s writings against Robert Priddy are amazing in the degree of madcap hate and name-calling… and what I find are perversions of the facts at every turn [to get this, you have got to compare what Moreno writes with what Priddy actually writes on his own web pages and blogs]
Moreno has often accused me of ‘blathering’, ‘frothing at the mouth’ and many other such irrelevant actions. There is no evidence that I do any such thing, and I do not. However, what is Moreno doing here:-The transparent attempt to invalidate in advance any clarifications I might give speaks for itself how deeply Moreno tried to avoid any facts penetrating to himself or his clientele. However, in every case my wife was present at what are called ‘private interviews’ with Sai Baba, I was never alone with him anywhere for a second. His attempt to twist facts by false interpretation fell flat here as usual. It is bizarre in the extreme, since he implies that one may implicate Sai Baba as a sexual abuser (of me)! Further, I was 50 years old at the first interview (1986), and it is reported widely that Sai Baba only likes young men… no person ever alleged sexual abuse when they were over 35 years of age.
As my entire output shows, I was never involved in anything remotely like the interview Moreno describes that he had so I am entirely free of the perceptions that Moreno in the intensity of his rigid denial insists I must have! Moreno’s wrote so guardedly about the oiling experience which I asked him to describe that he gives a tangible impression of embarrassment to tell just how Sai Baba reached his lower stomach with a handful of oil… or any other details.
He was definitely still confused about it all long, long after when he wrote that he believed Sai Baba to be a sexual abuser, “mingling the miraculous with the mundane” in some accounts. And, amusingly to most no doubt, he calls me “sexually twisted”, while he was defending on the www tooth and nail a person who he for years saw as a ‘partly miraculous’ sexual abuser!
Gerald Moreno wrote :-
“Referenced from: http://exbaba.com/witnesses/gerson.html Greg Gerson says, “During one interview, which occurred just before I was scheduled to fly home to America, while we were alone, Sai Baba had me pull down my pants. He then “materialized” oil and pulled down my underwear and applied the oil on my lower abdomen below my navel and above my penis. He did not touch me sexually or ask me to do anything to him.” (see here)
Basava Premanand replied: It is only after the person reacts passively to the request of pulling down his pants that SSB himself pulls down the underwear when he wants physical contact with the genitals, then massaging below navel up to the penis and watching the facial changes then only SSB moves to next and further manipulations sexually. This genital area oiling is not mentioned in any of the medical or religious texts from India. Oiling is not done in one part of the body but all over the body and massaging every part in Ayurveda, The massaging is done not only by hands but also by legs. This is believed as a rejuvenating therapy.
The very fact that Greg Gerson allowed SSB to make him pull down his underwear only indicates how much faith he then had on SSB as god on earth. David Paul states:”I was taken into the back room and subjected to one of the so called oilings that have so often been spoken of and I am not sure even today where I stand on that particular subject” This clearly refutes GM’s claim that Paul also stated “that what happened to him was not sexual abuse”. Here he is again attempting to deceive through inaccurate and tendentious presentation of the documented facts.
I know from a former friend, Michael Oliver, that Moreno had the same admiration for Sai Baba and therefore no doubt had his pants taken down, one way or another! The cardinal fact – that Moreno wishes in vain to deny – is that Sathya Sai Baba used oil on Gerald Moreno’s lower stomach (which is ‘in the genital region’) and this is classified as sexual molestation when carried out by other than a registered doctor, which Sai Baba definitively is not. It makes no difference in law whether the subject of the act experienced it as pleasant or otherwise! The act of genital oiling is known to the pathology of sexual deviation as a form of “grooming’ for possible sexual intercourse. Whether the perpetrator proceeds or not usually depends on how well it is received.
Finally, another lie and blustering threats by Moreno to conclude:-
Further relevant instance of cover-up of genital nature of oiling, later admitted:
That I suggested that Moreno may not be telling the whole story due to embarrassment is not at all far-fetched nor in the least ‘perverted’ on my part as he so wildly protests! If that were so, then every charge of sexual molestation presented by anyone in any court, by Moreno’s standard, would be ‘perverted’! One case which illumines this is that of the British-Canadian author Paul William Roberts, who was clearly too embarrassed about what happened to him in a Sai Baba private interview to describe it for what it was. Roberts described in his book how he was oiled when in his early twenties ”on the chest”. (See last page but one of ‘Empire of the Soul’ Chapter 3 (p. 37 in original Canadian edition, 1994. US edition 1996) which is paraphrased and also directly quoted here:
Interview. P.W.Roberts feels Sai Baba’s love. B. tells him all about his life and gives a breakdown of his personality. Then B. circles his hand and “a white oily substance” appears “in his palm”. “Somehow, I knew what he wanted to do, so I lifted my shirt and let him rub this substance into my chest. I kept thanking him profusely.” The next few days are spent in a daze of happiness and are a blur to PWR.
Subsequent to this published account, however, this confirmed devotee of Sathya Sai Baba, Paul William Roberts circulated an e-mail to a number of devotees telling them that this was actually a full scale genital oiling! He backed this up in another e-mail in July 2004, and confirmed having written it and that it can be circulated to other devotees. These e-mails can be produced as required by any court). A quotation from that e-mail follows:-
”My experience does in fact include genital contact. Baba materialized some kind of white ointment and rubbed in onto my perineum. It was done in a very maternal manner. He looked away while he was doing it and made no actual contact with my penis or scrotum. It was not remotely sexual and reminded me of a nurse performing a routine procedure.”
(Note: the ‘perineum’ is the sensitive area between the genitals and the anus!). Seeing that a widely-respected journalist and author like P.W. Roberts completely misrepresented the nature of the oiling by Sai Baba in his book and let this stand for many years uncorrected (as it remains today), yet later confirmed in his widely-circulated e-mail to devotees how he had in fact covered up the embarrassing fact, you may imagine how difficult many find telling the true state of affairs. As to Roberts’ subjective belief about his not having been subjected to any sexual act, it is of similar kind to Moreno’s in his writing of his ‘not having a clue’.
For further reference:- Genital Oiling by Sathya Sai Baba