John Purnell was sexually abused by Sathya Sai Baba


Publication date on March 17, 2011

By: Exbaba Admin


The following e-mail which recounts what happened to the Jesuit novice, John Purnell, in Sathya Sai Baba’s private interview room (as in so many other reports) was posted on the web:

From: John Purnell (June 9th 2006 – 01:50:54)
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I would love a response from you to my question……I was a devotee for 7 years and had many private interviews with sai baba….. in the last couple he tried to masterbate me vigorously with oil, then please explain as to why he showed me clearly his erect penis and why the hell did he try to shove it in my mouth complaining that I no longer LOVE him ??? Not to mention forcing me onto the ground of the private interview room and telling me he is God and that all is ok, Trying to shove his erection into my anus ??? Of course I was shattered after all this even to the point of suicide, like many of his REAL VICTIMS I thought he was God…Miracles….. just watch his hands at all times then you will see it is so obvious. My story is the TRUTH that you devotees always claim is paramount…..I am not the only victim hundreds upon hundreds are now telling the TRUTH…..If you can explain why God would want me to perform oral sex on him and WHY the hell God would want to penetrate my anus then PLEASE do email me with your response….I am waiting !!!!!! Look sadly the truth is Baba is a great scam like Rajneesh and ALL Indian God men ….. Look deep beyond the SHOW exterior and all you see is rotten to the core.

LONG LIVE TRUTH because TRUTH will never fail in the end…..My dear dear devotees I know the pain that is in store for you…….be prepared as Baba will fall off his throne oneday and sadly you will be shattered by the TRUTH. You ARE in my prayers.

John Purnell

In a further e-mail clarification of his position (to a questioner – see here) and why he had not fought off Sathya Sai Baba when being abused and why he held back with the full details of the abuses, Purnell gave an account which all investigators of sexual abuse will recognise as very common behaviour in such awkward and demeaning circumstances:

i was a healthy young man and he an older man and at the time all this started initially with oiling i believed him to be fully GOD hence when things got more heated i was not really fighting him off….that is why the disgust and shame and embarrasment……even up to the last interview i should have really belted him one but the power of the weak mind rules over common sense in cults as you would be aware of. look at how ALL cults operate….the total mind control at the hands of the leader…..that is why i only initially told about the oilings and that is why i did not as a jesuit novice tell all the details because i was a healthy young man and i stupidly allowed this to happen and continue for longer than it should have. not to mention the fact i did not want my mother to know the details…..even to this day joe i have not told her what i have told you… is no longer shame but i just wont tell her yet. many victims of baba take years to come to terms with it and only slowly reveal the full accounts not because they are adding colour to them but because of the stigma attached to allowing freely another older person to have such devoted unquestioning control…….that there is the whole crux of what my, and many other ex devotees , problem begins, that is why i can only now speak the full story. that is why back then in the early days i could not reveal to others all the events in the private room. that is why my 03 account is devoid of the inbetween details. that is why i kept quiet………i was an adult, not a defenceless child……..why and how could i allow an old man to do this without putting up a fight ??? why does ANY MALE allow another older male to rub oil on ones penis without question ??????? that is what i was fighting against