Back on May 17th blogger Mobius reporterd:
The following was written by Ken Wilber, one of Gafni’s friends and colleagues, on his weblog. Wilber apparently intends to treat Gafni for his “sickness,” and seems to expect his eventual return to teaching.On Tuesday, May 9th, 2006, three women from Bayit Chadash, a spiritual community in Israel headed by Rabbi Marc Gafni, filed complaints of sexual misconduct against Gafni with the police. Upon reviewing relevant testimony, the steering committee of Bayit Chadash decided to remove Marc Gafni from the Bayit Chadash staff.
Back in the 1980's Mordechai Winiarz sexually abuse two very young teenage girls (Secoya and Judy). There was an attempted assault on a 19 year old woman. We keep hearing rumors of other women who were sexually manipulated by Winiarz/Gafni for over 20 years. Don't you think it's time for Marc Gafni to face up to his crimes and return to Israel?
Remember Mordechai Gafni is an extremely manipulative individual. He was able to get his ex-wife to lie about their marriage.
"By early August of 2004 I demanded and received a divorce. . . Soon thereafter, Mordechai came "under attack" by his enemies in America. In the fall of 2004, articles about his sexual misconduct and questionable reputation came out in America and Israel. He begged me to keep our divorce a secret until all of this bad press died down. I reluctantly agreed – mostly because I believed that the work that was going on at Bayit Chadash was valuable and I did not want to jeopardize it. Mordechai lied to the reporters and all who asked, saying that we were still married. He also lied to the Rabbinic supporters who helped wage a campaign to protect him. Mordechai refused to publicly tell the truth about our divorce until Pesach of 2005 (March/April). I am ashamed to admit that I was manipulated into also remaining silent and covering up to protect him, as I had done myriad times during our marriage.