Child abuse and predatory behaviour is abhorrent to any person who cares, but now, as rumour and revelation about what he and other celebrities did through arrogance and sexual cruelty swirls around the media, it is important to keep a sense of balance. His actions, if proven, were terrible and the damage irreparable, but like all fallen heroes there is good in his human story albeit now overlooked. He helped many through his charities and brought pleasure and inspiration to thousands, while his shadow side remained unknown except to those who suffered at his hands.
That shadow side is public now, inevitably and rightly for the sake of his victims. He is not the first and will not be the last person to abuse children and women, sadly, but judgment does not help. We do not know why he was as he was, his karma or his soul learnings; all we, the observers, know is what we hear from others. It is the time for recognition and acceptance - not condoning - of what was done, and to see the truth clearly with compassion for those who unwillingly were involved. It is not the time, it is never the time, for judgment.]]>