Carol Merchasin comments on ongoing Buddhist case in multiple outlets
Type: In the Media Topics: Sexual Misconduct in Spiritual Communities
Rachel has come forward to fight for justice against the people and institutions that weaponized Buddhism. Her story is in Mail Online, Yahoo News Canada, MEAWW, NY Breaking, and WSTPost.
An Oregon woman has sued an influential Buddhist monk and trusted mentor over a litany of alleged sexual offenses including rape and pressuring her to keep an unwanted pregnancy.
Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, who also goes by Choying Rabjam, also allegedly asked her to sit in his lap and ‘suck his tongue like a lollipop,’ echoing accusations against the Dalai Lama earlier this week.
Rachel Montgomery, now 30, has filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual battery and sex trafficking in 2011, when she was just 19 years old.
Extract of our client’s story in Mail Online