I learned the hard way that abusers are more than villains or hooded figures in the back alleyways of our minds. I learned that even the people you love, and see in the light of day, can seriously traumatize you.
Now it is Sara Kabakov’s turn to respond to Marc Gafni, the man she says abused her when she was 13 years old.
Marc Gafni, the former rabbi and spiritual leader, was accused in the Forward of sexually molesting a teenage girl when he was a rabbinical student. Months after that essay was published, he asked to respond. Here’s his story, with expert opinion following.
Jane Eisner considers how three men — Marc Gafni, Donald Trump and Ari Shavit — have responded to different accusations from women.
A New Age institute defended its decision to employ Marc Gafni, a former rabbi accused of sexual misconduct, as a “wisdom teacher.”
Marc Gafni, a controversial New Age guru and former rabbi accused of abuses of power through his career, including molestation of a teenage girl, is now involved in another venture — as “wisdom teacher” at Integral Evolutionary Tantra, an organization offering courses on tantric sexuality.
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey is standing by his friend Marc Gafni, a controversial New Age guru and former rabbi accused of abuses of power through his career, including molestation of a teenage girl.
Disgraced spiritual guru Marc Gafni has suffered another black eye as Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey has left the board of his vaunted think tank, The Forward has learned.
Marc Gafni, the onetime Jewish spiritual leader against whom allegations of sexual improprieties have resurfaced in recent weeks, has pulled out of teaching a long-planned workshop in February at Esalen Institute, the influential New Age retreat center in California.
EDITORIAL: The brave story told by Marc Gafni’s alleged victim is a clarion call to reform New York’s restrictive statute of limitations for sex crimes. Shouldn’t we be giving victims every chance to win justice — instead of protecting abusers?