I just received this letter today. It is a demand that I remove a post regarding an article that appeared in the Jerusalem Post about the child abuse scandal in Nachlaot. This is an example of the pressure that happens in the Orthodox community regarding discussing of child abuse. Anonymous letters, anonymous phone calls etc.=====================
He masterminded systematic rape of over 100 kids :The nightmare of Nachlaot
Dear Rabbi,I recently went through your blogs on Nachlaot and see that you are not one of the people who have been irrationally pushing the witch hunt that has been going on in Nachlaot. Since your blog comes up every time a search is done on Nachlaot abuse, I assumed you were one of the many inciters. In this I apologize. However, I will take you to task on the article you did print from the Jerusalem Post. I am not sure for what purpose you posted it. Perhaps you didn't have any better thing to post that day. In any case, the fact that you took the effort to give validity to an article from the JP that is based on lies and contains mostly lies is not forgivable. (Every one is judged according to who they are.) Therefore, since you have involved yourself in outright Motzie Shem Ra(everyone knows who S is), and chose to give the validity of the Torah to these lies by posting them on your blog as a truth, it is only right that you should want to correct the ill truths that you presented as truth.
There is several reasons why you would want to do this. A. Many innocent lives have been destroyed. The only way to correct that is to expose the lies and establish the truth. B. As long as the children are being treated based on lies, they will never get better. 1. Many of the children that are in treatment may not have been abused. 2. And if they were abused, it is not by the people they are claiming to have abused them. 3. The people that are abusing them are still getting away with it, i.e. brothers, Rebbis or whoever might actually have access to them. C. Several people that are in jail very well may be innocent. D. All the other reasons stated in the letters of the Rabbis that say it much more eloquently than I do.
Therefore, it is imperative that you do what you can do to straighten out this situation. To stand up in the name of truth.
Having been falsely accused, basically ostracized from the Jewish community, the Shechina cries.
One of the MANY falsely accused of Nachlaot.