Abusers are enabled by powerful supporters out of misguided loyalty and emotion. The KYM appears to have suppressed Kausthub’s victims in 2007. To what extent does support for Kausthub still persist at the KYM behind the scenes, as some of the same people continue in leadership positions?
The timeline of events after Kausthub Desikachar’s sexual misconduct allegations in 2012 point to a cover-up rather than any meaningful reform. After just a few months of absence, he returned to teaching on topics related to trauma and women’s issues.
Kausthub Desikachar’s pattern of sexual misconduct has been reported for over a decade now. How much more abuse has to happened before enablers and supporters step back and women feel safe to speak up?