Children of ISKCON vs. ISKCON Timeline

2000 line 2000 - Children of ISKCON vs. ISKCON filed in a federal court in Dallas, by attorney Windle Turley, 12 June.

Documentation:
ISKCON documents
media accounts

2001 2001 - Federal Judge Hon Lindsay rejects complaint that ISKCON violated RICO statutes, 28 Sept. | Windle Turley refiles complaint in a state court in Dallas, 25 Oct.

Documentation:
ISKCON documents
media accounts

2002 2002 - in February, ISKCON announces that it will go bankrupt in response to Children of ISKCON vs. ISKCON.

Documentation:
ISKCON documents
media accounts

2003 2003 - ISKCON works with bankruptcy courts and attorneys to draft an acceptable bankrutpcy reorganization plan.

Documentation:
ISKCON documents
media accounts
bankruptcy articles
bankruptcy articles


2004 2004 - ISKCON attorney David Liberman issues a 27 February press release stating that ISKCON has filed a bankruptcy plan. | April: On the order of the bankruptcy court, ISKCON seeks additional parties who may have a claim against ISKCON. Liberman's office posts notices on the Internet and in various publications. The deadline to file a claim is 30 June, 2004. | ISKCON receives approximately 400 additional claims for child abuse. | Liberman's office issues a notice extending the deadline to 15 August. | Nov.: ISKCON attorney Joseph Fedorowsky (Gupta) issues a notice to claimants to update their mailing address with the bankruptcy courts and attorneys. | Joseph Fedorowsky sends out a request for information packet, 29 Nov.

Documentation:
ISKCON documents
media accounts

2005 2005 - The court approves ISKCON's disclosure statement on 11 February. | Joseph Fedorowsky's office sends out ballots for claimants and plaintiffs to vote on the bankruptcy case. Voting begins in March. | On the cutoff date for voting, 29 April, Joseph Fedorowsky issues a statement that the claimants and plaintiffs have voted to accept the bankruptcy plan. | In May, the court approves ISKCON's Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan. | ISKCON offered a court ordered apology to victims 05 Aug. (click here for a description of the event by Naranarayan).

Documentation:
ISKCON documents
media accounts

2008 2008 - Dallas attorney Windle Turley announces November 9 that all claims are now settled with ISKCON entities and their insurance companies. The total for all settlements was $15 million (including legal fees).
2016

Dear Devotees,
Here's the list with input from Pratyatosa. Corrections, more information welcome.

Anthony Storr (author of "Feet of Clay") proposes that guru-types generally spent childhood without normal interaction with other children, either raised around adults or neglected. Thus as adults, they tend to relate to people only from a pedestal of self-importance. I would consider it a step forward if former gurus and GBC members could become ordinary members of a community, and let go of their image of specialness when none exists.

If any of the people on this list physically or sexually abused children, I pray that they never again have any contact with any children anymore. Pedophilia a disease that never goes away, so the best they can do is prevent spreading it.

A side note: regrettably, as a member of the ISKCON pr department, like Mukunda Goswami and Nrsimhananada (below), I used images of the children to produce pro-ISKCON propaganda. I never had an official position in ISKCON, left for good in 1988, and never joined any affiliated community or other organized religious group after leaving.
- Nori


Individuals named as defendants in Children of ISKCON vs. ISKCON
Where are they now?
March 2016

STILL IN GBC

GOPAL KHANNA / GOPAL KHANNA, Individually / Gopal Krishna Goswami guru, sannyasi, GBC.

BRUCE JACOBS / Bir Krishna guru, sanyassi, GBC.


STILL INVOLVED

CHARLES BACIS / Bhavananda Goswami no longer a guru, sannyasi, or GBC, but is currently helping to build the TOVP in Mayapur.

GLEN TETON, as Executor[ ] of The Estate of A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA / Giriraja Swami still a guru and sannyasi, active in Southern California ISKCON communities.

GREGORY GOTTFRIED Gurukripa Swami no longer a sannyasi, or GBC, but still involved in ISKCON.

HANS KARY / Hansadutta Swami no longer a guru, sannyasi, or GBC, but is part of the Cloverdale devotee community.

HOWARD RESNICK, as Executor[ ] of The Estate of A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA / HOWARD RESNICK, Individually / Hridayanada Swami no longer a GBC, but remains a sannyasi and guru in the ISKCON community.

JEFFREY HICKEY / Jagadish Goswami no longer a guru, sannyasi, or GBC, but part of the Alachua ISKCON community.

ROBERT CORENS / Rupanuga no longer a sannyasi or GBC, but part of the Alachua ISKCON community.

ROBERT GRANT / Ramesvara Swami no longer guru, sannyasi, or GBC, but back as part of the Los Angeles ISKCON community.

STEVEN GOREYNO a/k/a STEVEN GUARINO / Satsvarupa Goswami still a guru, but does not initiate new disciples, involved in ISKCON communities.

WILLIAM EHRLICHMAN / Bhagavan Goswami no longer a guru, sannyasi, or GBC, but back as a part of the devotee community.

WILLIAM OGLE / Balavanta no longer a GBC, but part of the Alachua ISKCON community.

MICHAEL GRANT / Mukunda Goswami guru, sannyasi, lives in Murwillumbah ISKCON community.

ISKCON TELEVISION, INC. / Nrsimhananda ITV head, lives in Topanga Canyon ISKCON community.


LEFT ISKCON

FARAMARZ ATTAR / Atreya Rsi was guru, never accepted disciples; left ISKCON.

THEODORE RICHARD HARRIS / Pancha Dravida Swami left in 1986, went to the Gaudiya Matha.


DECEASED

BRUCE SCHARF / Brahmananda remained affiliated with ISKCON.

JOHN FAVORS / Bhakti-tirtha Swami remained guru, sannyasi, and GBC.

KEITH HAM / Kirtanananda Swami excommunicated in 1988, in prison 1996-2004, returned to New Vrindaban.

THOMAS HERTZOG and THOMAS HERTZOG, Individually / Tamal Krishna Goswami remained guru, sannyasi, and GBC.


UNKNOWN (if you have information, please send it)

JOHN PATANE / Ramai Swami

WILLIAM BERKE / Bali Mardan no longer a sannyasi, or GBC, may be part of the Brooklyn devotee community.

DEFENDANT DOES 1-30




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