Why not take Swartz to Civil Court? And...
In the above post, Russian Fatima
asks "why doesn't the victim of "The Story of Heather" not take James Swartz to court?"
Short answer: Money, time, expense,and, most importantly, the fact that Heather dreads ever seeing the person that she sees as a monstrous malignant rapist ever again. (Only if the fighter in her emerges will she be willing to do that again, and it would take some very stupid moves by James Swartz for that to happen. If he were to threaten her family, her friends, or herself again, then, it would be interesting indeed. The last thing Sweet Baby James would ever want is for Heather to tell her story in public.)
As has been mentioned repeatedly, one of Heather's primary goals is to warn people about what she believes is a terrible person and a utterly false spiritual teacher, James Swartz.
Her other primary goal is to head herself.
The stress of going through a court case with such an abusive, manipulative, and cruel person would be much harder for her than perhaps most of us can even imagine. As mentioned above, it is likely that only James Swartz coming after her or someone she is close to would bring out the fighter in public that some of us have gotten to know in private.The best chance to get James Swartz to court
is for the Feds to investigate his violations of the Mann Act. In fact, Swartz took her from California to Oregon, where he had her strip at a party, and then to Montana. (In the book this was changed to Idaho and Wyoming.) Witnesses to this "performance" could still be found, and simple math would show that she was underage, and traveling with a man in his forties across state lines, when this happened.
The book, "Guru? The Story of Heather,
" was written as it was for a few reasons. Primarily, back in early 2017 the whole "telling the truth about James Swartz publicly" ordeal had become very hard for Heather. Re-telling the horrible things she remembered was giving it power again, and to say she was experiencing "PTSD" is a severe understatement.(Interestingly, Heather was ahead of the times. The "Me Too" movement didn't take off until about six months after she went public and directly labeled James Swartz as a drugging rapist and as an abysmal "spiritual teacher.")
All of us who help her do nothing against her wishes. So for a while (and with me in particular chomping at the bit to keep letting people know the truth about who I had come to believe was a foul horrible person and putrid sewage as a spiritual teacher) we withdrew everything, even the stories about James Swartz which used pseudonyms for him since Medium.com and others were scared for us to use his real name due to his loud threats about libel charges.
So, for a few months, we sat on our hands.
Then, Heather allowed my request to give Devon Adler all of the articles, all of her written memories, all my research, and (very importantly) copies of all the messages James Swartz had sent to me and to other Heather supporters. Devon proposed writing a book soon after reading everything, but Heather still wanted to maintain a bit of separation. Plus, Swartz was still howling about libel charges.Given those factors, at the time the "allegation-based fiction" format was the best-case scenario,
especially since we all knew that we could reveal James Swartz as the "inspiration" as soon as that was all right with Heather.
And, libel charges be damned. There is no libel if the person is actually guilty, and Swartz is. He's already all but admitted it himself, and in a courtroom, he would lose.
That is why James Swartz is very scared to make any such charges. There is ample evidence that he is guilty. Therefore, to repeat, he'd lose the libel suit, and have publicized the evil truth about himself.
He is horrible, but he's not that stupid.
So, in answer to Russian Fatima's questions, Swartz to Court
? That is my dream. Go, Feds!
The book as "allegation-based fiction"? Not anymore.
The whole world knows James Swartz was- is - the "alleged" perpetrator.
If James Swartz really wanted to find Heather or her supporters he could. He doesn't because he potentially would be unleashing an angry tigress and a pack of hard-eyed supporters if he did.
Because, to repeat, he's guilty. Every action he's taken, every word he's written, since she went public with her accusations, shows this. Plus, every bit of research I've compiled points to him being one of the worst human beings and utterly false spiritual teachers imaginable.