of Glen Sacks
Allred vs. Tong–Is Parental Alienation Syndrome
a Father’s Rights Hoax?
high-profile Bridget Marks custody case in New York has
put the gut-wrenching issue of sexual abuse allegations
in custody battles in the headlines, and Marks has become
a cause celebre for many feminists. In that case the court
determined that Marks had coached her four year-old twin
girls to claim that they had been sexually molested by
their father, and judge Arlene Goldberg switched custody
from the mother to the father. False allegations of sexual
abuse are an important part of a pathology dubbed "Parental
Alienation Syndrome," wherein one parent tries to
turn his or her children against the other parent.
assert that Parental
Alienation Syndrome is a father’s rights hoax–"junk
science"–which unscrupulous fathers use to wrest
custody from decent, loving mothers. The father’s rights
movement sees PAS is a damaging epidemic–one which family
courts usually turn a blind eye to.
Allred is America’s most prominent feminist attorney. Forensic
Tong is the author of Elusive
Innocence: Survival Guide for the Falsely Accused,
and is one of America’s foremost experts on false accusations
of sexual abuse. Allred and Tong will debate Parental Alienation,
false allegations of sexual abuse, and the Marks case on His
Side with Glenn Sacks on Sunday, June 27. To listen
to the archive of the show, click here and
scroll down to "Listen to the Show."
learn more about Parental Alienation Syndrome and the Bridget
Marks case, see:
1) Glenn’s radio commentary–In
Defense of Arlene Goldberg (print &audio available)
2) Judge Arlene Goldberg’s Order
Granting Custody (see second decision)
3) pro-Marks opinion column Courts
see moms as guilty till proven innocent (New York Daily News, 6/21/04)
4) pro-Marks newspaper column Twins’
daddy twists knife (New York Daily News, 6/17/04)
Marks: Mommy Dearest by Michael P. Tremoglie (MenNewsDaily, 6/12/04)
6) Parents Who Have
Successfully Fought Parental Alienation Syndrome by Jayne A. Major, Ph.D.
7) Dean Tong’s Tribute
to Richard Gardner, MD (MensNewsDaily, 5/28/03).
8) Steven Carlson (AKA the Child Custody Coach) has an informative
page on PAS
9) His Side–The Heart of Darkness: Parental
Alienation Syndrome (2/8/04) with Jayne A. Major, Ph.D., of Breakthrough
Parenting, and family law attorney Jeff
10) The National Organization
for Women-New York’s page opposing Parental Alienation Syndrome
11) PAS info on the late Richard Gardner’s
see today as ‘Fatherless Day’ (Stockton Record, 6/20/04)
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