Feel free to drop him a line. And in recent years leading up to filming interviews for the documentary, he was nothing if not tested. Back in , his thenyear-old wife Melissa Jon turns 80 this summer was arrested on a litany of charges stemming from allegedly seducing and exchanging lurid photos and texts with one of her underage high-school track students.
Melissa was ultimately sentenced to probation and sex-offender rehabilitation in Best we can ascertain, the two remain married, and Jon continues to train horses and volunteer his time with the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps while residing in the small town of Fossil. According to one account of the Rajneesh rise and fall and resurrection, Ma Prem — the ex-spouse of Godfather producer Albert S. Ruddy who eventually supplanted Sheela as Bhagwan's secretary and fled with him to India following his conviction — was still functioning in a secretarial capacity for Osho Commune International via Sedona, Arizona, as of This, despite testifying years earlier that her former commune mates Sheela and Jane attempted to murder her husband and Bhagwan's doctor, Swami Devaraj.
Although, another telling has it that she parted ways with the larger Osho sect following Bhagwan's death. And that version is corroborated here. There is consensus, however, that she passed away herself in August Since almost dying from Jane's near-lethal injection and testifying against her and Sheela in court, Dr. Meredith only dived deeper into his Bhagwan devotion and leadership. Today, he goes by Dr. James Andrews or, alternatively, Swami Amrito for reasons that are unclear, but what's certain is that he's still preaching the virtues of dynamic meditation as a vice-chair at Osho International Foundation and speaks in relentlessly dulcet tones.
Andrews has not skirted controversy, whether it be whispers alluded to in Wild Wild Country that he might have induced Bhagwan's fatal state or some inter-OIF skirmishing over Bhagwan's will and alleged efforts to monopolize monetization of Bhagwan's legacy. And like any spiritual physician worth their salt, he's a popular podcast guest.
The onetime Rajneeshpuram spokesperson and loyal sannyasin was living fairly high on the hog after the commune moved back to India. At the time of Bhagwan's death in , Sunny was living in a giant Pune mansion and reveling in all the dollars that new recruits were bringing in.
But by the early s, as revealed in this correspondence shared on Osho News , Sunny took what she learned delivering her master's thesis in "Osho's Psychology of the Buddhas" and moved on to the lush environs of Honolulu. There, she began a second career under her given name counseling others in meditation and self-hypnosis, which led to speaking engagements and publishing opportunities. Now retired as a practicing psychologist and apparently on "sabbatical" from her life in Hawaii, per her online bio , Sunny spends her time running dual entrepreneurial ventures: her patented UnTherapy mode of wellness and the self-actualization program Women's Leadership Institute for Conscious Coaching.
In a promotional video , she promises — much like a certain guru who inspired her — that plunking down your hard-earned cash will lead directly to "healing and transformation. The former assistant U. Attorney for the District of Oregon moved into private practice not long after successfully prosecuting Bhagwan, Sheela, and Jane. Though somehow, things only got more provocative from there. In , Weaver defended none other than Tonya Harding. Weaver now helps companies and persons in deep water with the government for white-collar crimes for a Portland-based firm , but was also notably recognized by the ACLU for pro bono services to Guantanamo detainees.
However, his successful work on behalf of scandalized ex-Portland mayor Sam Adams is believed to have cost him a judgeship. As you might imagine, this unlikely activist couple keeps a fairly low public profile apart from their participation in Wild Wild Country.
Though they haven't quit campaigning for what they view as the proper apportioning of central Oregon terrain. In , the McGreers — still among the small population of Antelope — successfully completed a massive land swap with the federal government that was facilitated by Obama-era legislation. Kelly in particular has also been very active in local governance over the years while simultaneously tending to hundreds of acres of farmland and the production of crops, including beans, peppermint, and carrot seed.
Their son, Ian, prefers the aerial view of land, and currently develops techniques for processing Earth-imaging data.
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So we thought it'd be fun for Jazmine to interview Samin and the series' director, Caroline Suh. They talk about how the show came to be, the parts that didn't make it in, and what it's like to see yourself on a Times Square billboard. Now that you've had some time to dive into Part Two of Making A Murderer, we wanted to keep the conversation going! If you're a true crime documentary fan, you'll recognize David from the Netflix Original docuseries The Staircase.
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If you're a true crime documentary fan, you'll recognize David from the Netflix Original docu-series The Staircase. He represented Michael Peterson and brings the unique perspective of having been in a true crime documentary to the table. So check back next week for that special discussion all about Making A Murderer Part Two and true crime.