Friday, December 14, 2012

Could I Have Been Wrong?

Yeshiva students - courtesy NY Daily News
I guess I was wrong about the YU community. They are in fact the same as Satmar. Here is my quick redaction of a Daily News story from today:

Backers of accused child molester Macy Gordon have wreaked vengeance upon the victim’s family and his sympathizers, sources told the Daily News.

Since Gordon was accused of sexual abuse Monday, his supporters in the insular Yeshiva University have told customers to boycott the victim’s parents’ businesses, pulled advertising dollars from an Orthodox radio show and spat at an anti-molestation activist.

“It’s getting serious,” a law enforcement source told The News.

Meanwhile, the pervert’s posse took out a two-page spread in the Washington Heights-based Yeshiva community’s largest newspaper in an effort to raise $1 million for a defense.

“The entire community is sitting on that accused’s bench God forbid,” reads the two-page spread in the The Commentator. “In the coming weeks we must come up with a million dollars to be able to continue pursue the case to rescue the ‘scapegoat’ Gordon.”

Sources close to the case say the unnamed group hopes to hire famed criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, who helped get O.J. Simpson acquitted of murder.

Gordon  faces years in the slammer for subjecting a young student he subjected to closed-door molestation - starting in 1979 when he was 14.

The victim claims that after making his views public he filed a February 2011 criminal complaint against the rabbi, his father’s business listing operation started bleeding clients, her nieces were kicked out of their yeshiva, and three men stormed his brother’s restaurant to rip off its kosher certificate. The restaurant is now shuttered.

Women also began to shun her mother’s side business selling Mary Kay cosmetics. “Some have gone. And some have come,” the mother shrugged.

After the the victim has gone public, a text message began circulating in the community. It reads:

“Please send around to at least 10 people. If you’re going to (name redacted) to make your face . . . you are a part of killing the Jewish Nation and five kids are home without a father,” referring to Gordon’s children.

“The pressure — it’s unbelievable,” the victim’s mother told The News on Thursday. “I can’t take it anymore.”

Oh… wait. I just re-read it and have made a few typos. This isn’t about Gordon and YU after all. it’s about Weberman and Satmar. Never mind!