Distanced from their beloved Guru by thousands of miles, the numerous centers of people in aadheenams across the ocean in The United States were practically estranged as attack upon attack bombarded the Bengaluru Aadheenam. The survival of each city center was solely due to the people who, without having access to their beloved Guru or having access to right information–cut off from headquarters in India nor having any security of the future, decided to stand against wave after wave of malicious and frightening news coming out of India and the heavy, manipulative and back stabbing influences of friends who became enemies overnight.
From 2003 to 2009, His Divine Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda regularly visited The United States of America and actively worked to establish aadheenams and temples there, enriching the communities through healing, and life transforming talks and programs. In a span of four years, His mission expanded from zero to 33 different centers, including a living complex in Los Angeles and Ohio. He worked to make impressive, gigantic deities–some of largest in North America–that he replicated and shipped all over the world, showing the world Hinduism in the most grand and authentic way-as it was in its original glory.
While until 2009, His Holiness spent at least three to four months in the year outside of the India, the established temples and aadheenams outside of India were suddenly in an abyss of uncertainty and fear–fear of what would happen to Paramahamsa Nithyananda, the mission and life as they once knew it.
Three out of the main conspirators were based out of the United States: the writer of atrocity blog, “Nithyananda Cult” Douglas Mackellor, convicted child rapist Vinay Bharadwaj and false rape accuser, RSS call girl, Arathi Rao
Douglas Mackellor, an abusive, jealous and conniving husband, was the first to begin holding a huge a grudge against Paramahamsa Nithyananda when his wife showed more dedication to the spiritual life than domestic life at home. Sharmila shared how throughout 2007 her husband started spreading rumors that Paramahamsa Nithyananda was not everything that he promised on the outside. He was obsessed about sex and projected that character on His Divine Holiness himself by narrating extreme tales about female devotees. In this way, when the morphed video was broadcast across TV channels and in media online also.
Vinay K. Bharadwaj, a disgusting, maniacal man who was greedy for power, began conspiring against Paramahamsa Nithyananda as early as 2007. Both Mackallor and Bharadwaj decided to make a false rape case against Paramahamsa Nithyananda to assassinate his character and extort money. However, they needed a victim. They first proposed at the end 2007 to Sharmila who outright refused. Then, Vinay Bharadwaj began pursuing a relationship with with a 12 year old child, the daughter of the priest in the Seattle temple. Promising an innocent minor with sick and twisted claims of love and commitment, Bharadwaj groomed her by teaching her his ideas about sex. He claimed that through sex, you can achieve enlightenment. For two years, he repeatedly molested her and on several occasions, kidnapped her to his apartment and raped her. The girl became completely broken and suffered from childhood depression. At the brink of collapse and committing suicide, the girl found the courage to tell all to her parents when Vinay suddenly instructed her to leave her family and run away with him.
Upon hearing about this, temple officials kicked Vinay out and ordered that he do not return to the temple or do any activities related to the temple. Never thinking that the girl he raped would tell all to her parents, Vinay defeatedly agreed to the same as evidenced by an August 2009 Non Disclosure Agreement he signed.
In June 2009, Vinay started pursuing Arathi Rao, in his third attempt to find a false victim who would lie against Paramahamsa Nithyananda. On top of this, he was already in close connection with Lenin and with SunTV officials in India for making a morphed video that would destroy the image of Paramahamsa Nithyananda. In the meantime, Vinay took the time to build the story of Arathi Rao.
Rao, a plant and puppet of the RSS, had a started stealing from Paramahamsa Nithyananda for money. In 2007, she began her own yoga studio using the concepts and the donors who were involved with the temple in Ohio and centers in Michigan. Meanwhile, the shattered family whose daughter was raped, immediately took action with the police-despite the unknown and fear of going against a sex addicted psychopath. The first report was filed in January 2010. As soon as evidence was recovered, Vinay Bharadwaj was apprehended and for two days and since then was under close police inspection–life as he once knew it vanished and his very freedom–the American dream–was at stake for the crimes he committed against the minor.
In February 2010, the co conspirators–Rao, Lenin, Bharadwaj, Sun TV representatives and others executed an extensive extortion scheme that included bloody beatings on targets of the extortion and stealing of money. In March 2010 the morphed video–2 months after the original video was obtained created by Lenin and SunTV officials was released and played at nauseum on television and went viral on the Internet–unleashing a brutal character assassination that no normal human being could withstand.
In order to come up with his defense, Vinay concocted an elaborate complaint against Paramahamsa Nithyananda and filed a lawsuit against His Divine Holiness US mission. Vinay included lie after lie and made the entire organization as a cult, as Vinay and Douglas had been fabricating for the past three years.
After the morphed videotape was aired, Lenin alleged that His Divine Holiness had committed acts of sexual assault against multiple victims. Despite the fact that absolutely no victim was named in the initial complaint by Lenin, these accusations resulted in His Divine Holiness’ unlawful arrest in India. Five other leaders of U.S. organizations were also charged along with His Divine Holiness. After His Divine Holiness was released from judicial custody and still no victim had yet been identified–despite the efforts of the Karnataka CID who shameless solicited victims on television newspaper and social media such as Facebook. Yet, not a single person came forward–because there was no actual victim. The malicious prosecution and false case against His Divine Holiness desperately needed a victim to stay alive. And then comes the Arathi RAO–who provided an unsigned, anonymousvictim statement six months after the original complaint was filed–any normal just system would have spit on this claim.
Documented medical evidence confirms that RAO suffers from Genital Herpes, Herpes Simplex I and II and Herpes Galdiatorum, that His Divine Holiness does not suffer from these same afflictions, and that His Divine Holiness is physically incapable, thus establishing that RAO’s accusations are utterly and fabricated false–further confirmed by 10 medical experts from all over US and Canada. The medical evidence also reveals a huge, blatant inconsistency in Rao’s allegations–RAO was literally in the U.S. on date when she was claiming to be abused in India.
Many cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, Houston, Columbus, St. Louis struggled against those who were influenced by these conspirators and wanted to shut down the temple and disband communities–and ultimately destroy the U.S. mission. Devotees across the United States lived on the edge, entire families were split a part based on the lies that were spread. For more than two years, this became the way of life–hoping and waiting for justice in India to clear His Divine Holiness of the cooked up charges.
By 2012, the criminal case against Vinay Bharadwaj finally progressed to trial in a the Washington State Court. In August 2012, without any question or room for doubt, the Washington State Court charged Vinay Bharadwaj with three counts of child sexual molestation. Vinay Bharadwaj was sentenced to 5 and a half years in the highest security of prison after which he faced deportation from the United States of America.
Being a convicted child molester, it became clear in Los Angeles courts that his case was an attempt to cover his true story. The courts ruled that there was no basis in what he was claiming against Paramahamsa Nithyananda. His Divine Holiness was proven innocent. Vinay Bharadwaj was fined huge sums of money.
In 2013, the Ohio Temple filed and won a case of defamation against Arathi Rao in the Ohio Federal Court. By this time, Arathi Rao’s lies that she came out with in India had murderous consequences. Throughout this case in the US, Arathi Rao was continuously avoiding appearing in court. Another case was filed for stealing the concepts and contributors of Paramahamsa Nithyananda for her own profit–resulting in judgement against Rao.
RAO engaged in the following overt acts in furtherance of the extortion conspiracy while residing in the United States:
Citizens of the United States suffered harm from the offense conduct because the offense conduct resulted
By 2014, the Ohio State Court decided in favor of the Ohio Templein both cases. Arathi Rao was fined a million dollars for both cases.
All cases the United States were therefore concluded by the end of 2014-and His Divine Holiness was completely exonerated in the U.S.–one of the most respected if not the most respected judiciary systems in the World. Rao even attempted to file her false allegations with US police in Michigan–they found the claims so ridiculous and baseless, they didn’t even bother to open a case. Vinay Bharadwaj, until his deportation, desperately filed appeals to retry his criminal and civil case. However, the US courts were very clear there was no room for appeal and upheld the trial courts Guilty Verdict. . In 2016, Vinay was deported out of the United States and banned from ever entering againe.
While in the US, justice triumphed in all cases–cases with the SAME allegations, the SAME facts, the SAME accused, and the SAME accusers as in the India case, yet the baseless case in India was ruthlessly dragged on for more than 8 years–riddled with abuses, atrocities and human rights violations. Until today, cases are painfully prolonged and seemingly endless. Attackers in the United States–where baseless allegations cannot withstand the U.S. judiciary and could not penetrate the U.S. media, therefore the truth finally won in the end.