Updated with civil complaint at 3:05 pm CST
Sam Kellner Sues The Jewish Daily Forward As “Pravda For Pedophiles”
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
It’s now official.
Samuel “Sam” Kellner, the hasidic sex abuse whistleblower who was indicted in 2011 on trumped up charges of bribery and extortion, is suing the Jewish Daily Forward for defamation.
The Forward ran a hit piece against Kellner written by its dishonest and inept lead reporter, Paul Berger, on November 14, 2013. The article used secret illegal recordings made by bugging Kellner’s van – recordings that clearly appear to have been sliced and then pieced back together to change the context and meaning of conversations – and even invent them out of near-whole cloth – to smear Kellner. The Forward also ignored evidence that the recordings were doctored.
The lawsuit calls the Forward, “the propaganda wing of a criminal conspiracy” to protect the notorious haredi child molester Rabbi Baruch Lebovits and the "Pravda for pedophiles."
All criminal charges against Kellner were dropped earlier this year after repeated reports by Hella Winston in the Jewish Week and Michael Powell New York Times showed the evidence against him was unreliable, and that much oif it appeared to be perjured.
The lawsuit was filed late Friday.
The Complaint Against The Forward Association, et al, as a PDF file: