For that reason anyone considering appearing on your program needs to be assured that every possible measure will be taken to safeguard their confidentiality.
Berg's Use of "Libel Chill"
Berg has literally millions of dollars at his disposal. The net assets of his New York branch in 1990, according to IRS-returns, are close to 10 million dollars. Using the principle of "libel chill," he scares detractors who will speak out openly against him with expensive libel and slander suits. That is why rabbinic condemnations of him and his centre are usually couched in very careful and often veiled wordings.
One rabbi was not that careful: Canadian rabbi Emanuel Schochet, a rabbinic scholar and authority on Jewish mysticism well-known throughout the world, author and editor of numerous primary texts, dared to speak out against Berg and the Kabbalah Centre in a lecture delivered in 1993 in South Africa. On his return to Canada, Berg hired one of Canada's top-paid lawyers in libel to sue Rabbi Schochet for $4.5 million dollars for "libel and slander."