From: Emma Woods <e.woods33.nul> Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 16:29:29 -0800 (PST) Archived: Mon, 07 Feb 2011 06:35:02 -0500 Subject: Re: Woods Defamation Campaign >From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers - <ufo-updates-list.nul> >Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2011 13:46:18 -0500 >Subject: UFO UpDate: Woods Defamation Campaign >The Defamation Campaign >Dr. David Jacobs >Over the past few months, the Internet has been filled with >material from a woman who is on a campaign to defame me. ... >From: Michael M. Hughes <michaelmhughes.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 14:34:58 -0500 >Subject: Re: Woods Defamation Campaign >On reading Jacobs's defense, I find it only lessens his >credibility and digs him into a much deeper hole. He should >have recognized far sooner the glaringly obvious signs of >mental illness, and the fact that he believed (or claims to >have believed) that "hybrids" were using the woman's phone >and email accounts to threaten him is hard to swallow. He >shows an unforgivable lack of discernment and signs of >delusion himself. ... Dr. Jacobs' defamatory statement about me on his website consists of a series of outright lies and distortions calculated to make me appear mentally ill. In my opinion he has done this in an attempt to destroy my credibility so that what I have made public about his psychological abuse of me as his research subject is not listened to. As a way of response, I thought that I would provide a letter that I recently sent to Temple University which addresses this issue. LETTER TO TEMPLE UNIVERSITY Richard C. Throm Program Manager & Coordinator The Institutional Review Board (IRB) Temple University Cc: Ann Weaver Hart President Temple University Office of the Provost Temple University Jodi Levine Laufgraben, Ed.D Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Assessment Temple University Dean Teresa Scott Soufas College of Liberal Arts Temple University Beth Bailey Department Chair The Department of History Temple University Jay Lockenour Director of Undergraduate Studies The Department of History Temple University Richard Immerman Director of Graduate Studies The Department of History Temple University Dr. Kristina Borror Director Division of Compliance Oversight Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) United States Department of Health & Human Services Dear Mr. Throm, Thank you for your email of January 12, 2010. Although I did not respond to your email at the time, I have decided to do so now in order to clarify a statement that you made, in order to have it on record. In your email you said: "You recently contacted the Temple University Institutional Review Board with a request to have the agreements you signed along with another individual regarding your participation in a protocol project to be rendered null and void." This is not strictly true. As you are aware, I filed a complaint with Temple University in September 2008 regarding Associate Professor of History at Temple University, Dr. David M. Jacobs', misconduct towards me as his research subject. As I believe that Dr. Jacobs' misconduct is a matter of public interest, I have documented some of it on my website, together with supporting evidence in the form of recordings from the hypnosis sessions that he conducted with me, and telephone conversations that we had about the events: www.ufoalienabductee.com In December 2004, Dr. Jacobs offered to conduct hypnosis with me over the telephone. He presented himself to me as an academic researcher, and led me to believe that I would be a research subject of Temple University. He sent me what he told me was a research consent form citing Temple University. I therefore thought that it was safe to proceed. Over the following two years, Dr. Jacobs conducted 91 hypnotic regressions with me during 37 hypnosis sessions. While he was conducting hypnosis with me, he engaged in extensive leading and suggestion. I was not aware of what he was doing while I was hypnotized, and I only realized that he had done this much later, when I listened to the recordings of the hypnotic regressions. Dr. Jacobs has studied the literature on hypnosis, and he has written about it in his books. He knows that the use of leading and suggestion in hypnosis causes people to confabulate false memories. As his use of it was so overt, in my opinion he must have been aware of what he was doing. His actions amounted to the systematic implantation in my mind of false hypnotic memories, including of violent assault and rape, which fit his theories. During my twentieth hypnosis session, as a result of Dr. Jacobs' leading and suggestion, I confabulated a hypnotic "memory" of being sexually assaulted. Dr. Jacobs then told me under hypnosis to send him my unwashed underpants, and not to remember doing it, ostensibly so that he could have them analyzed. This is an audio clip from my hypnosis session of him telling me to do this: [http://tinyurl.com/49gxxzp] Dr. Jacobs told me while I was hypnotized during my twenty- eighth hypnosis session that I should wear a chastity belt that he would send to me. He said that he had found one in a sadomasochistic sex shop that had nails sticking across where the vaginal opening is. Although he did not send me the chastity belt, he told me that he had bought one for another research subject to wear. This is an audio clip from my hypnosis session of him suggesting this to me: [http://tinyurl.com/4nbqxhn] During my twenty-ninth hypnosis session, Dr. Jacobs put hypnotic suggestions my mind that I had Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD). This an audio clip from my hypnosis session of him doing implanting these hypnotic suggestions in my mind: [http://tinyurl.com/4ntu5zr] Dr. Jacobs subsequently reinforced the hypnotic suggestions that he had given me that I had Multiple Personality Disorder by asking me to write emails to him as though I had MPD, and by writing me emails in which he addressed me as though I had that disorder. At times Dr. Jacobs did not bring me out of the hypnotic state at the end of the hypnosis sessions that he conducted with me. Instead, he left me to gradually resurface from the hypnotic trance myself in the hours following the sessions. Dr. Jacobs eventually began to give me post-hypnotic suggestions that I would not remember the content of some of my hypnosis. This an audio clip from my thirty-first hypnosis session of him doing this: [http://tinyurl.com/4dqtvxy] Consequently, I forgot large sections of my hypnosis sessions, although I did remember parts of them. By the time that my hypnosis sessions with Dr. Jacobs came to an end, I had no conscious memory of his request that I send him my unwashed underpants, nor his suggestions that I should wear a chastity belt, and that I had Multiple Personality Disorder. These are things that I would normally never forget. I only realized that Dr. Jacobs had done these things to me much later, when I listened to the recordings of the hypnosis sessions. Although I had no conscious awareness of these events, they nevertheless affected me. For instance, while I had no conscious memory of Dr. Jacobs putting the hypnotic suggestions in my mind that I had Multiple Personality Disorder, I nonetheless had an underlying sense I had it, and I used to wonder why. I chose to end my association with Dr. Jacobs in February 2007, after he told me that he had received a warning from an "alien/hybrid" on AOL Instant Messenger, originating from his webmaster's computer, saying that it was extremely dangerous for him to work with me as there were "hybrids" around me who were very concerned about "security". Once I was no longer being hypnotized by Dr. Jacobs, I began the long process of recovering from the psychological abuse that he had subjected me to. Subsequently, Dr. Jacobs tried to stop me from speaking out about his actions towards me. During a telephone conversation that I had with Dr. Jacobs in May 2007, he tried to intimidate me into not talking publicly about the content of the warning that he received from an alleged "hybrid" via instant messenger, by threatening to reveal my identity as his research subject if I did. This is an audio clip from that conversation of him threatening to do this: [http://tinyurl.com/489alb9] Dr. Jacobs subsequently threatened to "paint a horrible picture" of me if I spoke in public about his actions towards me as a research subject. In 2010, the Paratopia podcast produced a show that contains a recording of a telephone conversation that I had with Dr. Jacobs in June 2007. During this conversation, Dr. Jacobs bullied and threatened me in this manner in order to try to stop me from speaking out: Paratopia 57: The Emma Woods Tapes [http://tinyurl.com/4ps47nd] In March 2010, I was contacted by Kaz Schwarz, a member of the public who heard the show concerned. She told me that she had filed a complaint with Temple University about Dr. Jacobs' conduct towards me. Ms. Schwarz sent me copies of her correspondence with you about this: ------------------------ HI, I have no idea if this is the right place, but I'm wondering how to file a complaint against a faculty member? He is an associate professor at Temple, and I believe he has made serious violations, ethical and moral, against his human research subjects, Maybe you could help me by referring me to the proper authorities? Thanks, K ------------------------ Forwarded conversation Subject: Temple University Office for Human Subject Protections ------------------------ From: *RICHARD C. THROM* Date: Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 5:53 AM To: "ks0255.nul" Dear K: Your message was forwarded to me by a member of my staff who received the original email. Thank you for taking the first step in notifying the university about a potentially serious matter. I am the person who will take and investigate the complaint - IN A CONFIDENTIAL =E2=80=93 manner, so you can be assured protections. Please feel free to contact me in my office at 2.8757 (private line), via email ( again private) or to meet personally (at a location to be decided) to discuss. I am bound by confidentiality agreements to maintain information received in a protective and confidential manner. Thanks/Richard ---------- From: *s* Date: Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 10:45 PM To: "RICHARD C. THROM" Hi, On the internet there is an audio clip of Dr. David Jacobs, an associate professor at Temple University with a research subject. Dr. Jacobs is apparently telling a woman subject that she has multiple personality disorder, MPD, while she is under hypnosis. He is instructing her about her MPD condition to protect himself from what he calls "hybrid aliens". Apparently he believes that this woman on the recording is in contact with the hybrids and that when they read her thoughts, they will discover messages he gives her under hypnosis to give them. It's all very disturbing. Can a Professor at Temple University put someone under hypnosis, and then tell them they have multiple personality disorder? He claims he is an expert. While under hypnosis, he also tells his subject to not remember anything when they wake up. It's all on audio on the internet! The audio is on the following address. It starts at 32:40 minutes. The webspage has some more details about the context of the entire audio, of which Dr. Jacobs is only a small part. [http://tinyurl.com/4gej3vp] If you are interested in hearing a recording of Dr. jacobs and his research subject discussing his treatment of her, here is a page with the audio link. This audio is of a phone conversation between the two, where Dr. Jacobs threatens the woman subject serveral times to 'keep quite" Or else he'll "be forced" to do all sorts of terrible things to her. It's pretty crazy. The woman subject mentions signing a university document, I assume it was the human subjects contract or agreement that Temple University used in their research projects. [http://tinyurl.com/4ps47nd] I do not know if you are the right person to bring this matter to, but if you are not, maybe you could direct me to the proper authorities. The way this Dr. Jacobs verbally abuses this woman is stomach turning. I just want a formal complaint about Dr. Jacobs put forward so that his future research subjects will have that extra evidence if any thing, god forbid, similar occurs in the future. Thank you! Kaz Schwarz ---------- From: *RICHARD C. THROM* Date: Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 9:43 AM To: s This is very interesting - BTW: There is no one here at Temple University by the name of Kaz Schwarz. For Temple to be able to take this blind report I will need to have it submitted from your valid Temple HR registered email address. Thanks ---------- From: *s* Date: Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:18 PM To: "RICHARD C. THROM" I don't go to Temple University. I just want to file a complaint against a Temple University professor on behalf of a research subject who says on audio, posted on the internet, in several places, that she was seriously hurt by this Dr. If you can't take a complaint, maybe you could tell me who at Temple U. can? Thanks. ---------- From: *RICHARD C. THROM* Date: Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 4:47 AM To: s This is a closed matter. ---------- From: *s* Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 3:14 PM To: "RICHARD C. THROM" Okay. Thanks. I'll just hang on to these emails in case Dr. Jacobs ever, god forbid, "goes postal" (as the saying goes) one day. If that were to ever happen, there will be evidence that you and Temple University were well aware of Dr. Jacobs conduct. I'm sure you have taken the appropriate actions and notified the appropriate people about these serious concerns. K ---------- In May 2007, Dr. Jacobs forwarded me an inappropriate and, in my opinion, abusive letter from his close friend Budd Hopkins in which he tried to pressure me into not saying anything. He made an analogy between my actions and George Bush's invasion of Iraq causing the deaths of thousands of people. In addition, I have been subjected to wholesale defamation by Dr. Jacobs, as he has tried to damage my personal reputation to that people will not listen to what I say about his misconduct towards me. On April 4, 2010, Dr. Jacobs defamed me on the Paracast radio show, implying that I was mentally ill and not telling the truth. [http://tinyurl.com/4cjo553] At the same time, Dr. Jacobs published an extremely dishonest and defamatory statement about me on his website, in which he referred to me as "Alice": http://www.ufoabduction.com/defamationcampaign.htm Dr. Jacobs' statement consists of a series of outright lies and distortions calculated to portray me as suffering from a personality disorder that is motivating me to engage in a baseless vilification campaign against him. I have evidence in the form of numerous audio recordings and emails that prove that Dr. Jacobs' defamatory claims about me are false. Furthermore, in his statement, Dr. Jacobs attempts to justify putting the hypnotic suggestions in my mind that I had MPD, which in itself is a serious warning indicator about his lack of ethics. He lists a series of alleged precipitating events that took place in October 2006, all of which are either outright lies or distortions of what occurred. He declares that he then "thought long and hard" about to do, and that he decided to carry out the MPD "tactic" on me. However, Dr. Jacobs had already put the hypnotic suggestions in my mind that I had MPD in June 2007, several months before the events that he claims precipitated it. Therefore, his entire story about why he carried out the MPD "tactic" on me is a fabrication. Moreover, it is instructive to compare the audio recording of Dr. Jacobs implanting the hypnotic suggestions in my mind that I had Multiple Personality Disorder with his misleading description of it in his statement. Dr. Jacobs implanting hypnotic suggestions in my mind that I had MPD: "I'm going to count from five to one, and just remember now, my diagnosis is that this is Multiple Personality Disorder and you should take medication for it. I have seen lots of cases of MPD, and this absolutely fits the MPD profile. And, my professional diagnosis therefore is Multiple Personality Disorder. ... [L]ots of people are walking around with it. It's a public health problem. And that, you are unfortunately suffering from it. And, my opinion is that yours is a classic case, and that =E2=80=93 that the only thing that will help you will be medication. ... your stories, I am only interested in the fact that you tell those stories, because multiple personalities are all different. As you know, that each =E2=80=93 each individual within Multiple Personality Disorder =E2=80=A6 comes out. And, I think that we've been dealing with three or four personalities here =E2=80=A6 [y]ours is, in fact, Multiple Personality Disorder. And, when people want to talk to you about the - about your contact with me, that is the first thing you tell them. I have decided it is all Multiple Personality Disorder, and that's what I'm going to be talking about. A psychiatric condition. Multiple Personality =E2=80=93 Personality Disorder, well-known in the world. And, you think I may be wrong, but I think that I'm right. And, that's what it is. And, this is what it is. ... [A]nd that's all there is to it. So, now I'll count from five to one and bring you out of this. And, we'll talk about MPD a little bit more. Five, kind of coming out of this ... " Dr. Jacobs' misleading description of his MPD "tactic" in his defamatory statement about me: "Then at one point during a hypnosis session I told her that as a researcher was interested not in abductions but in multiple personality disorder." Dr. Jacobs tries to imply in his statement that he told me in advance that he was going to carry out the MPD "tactic" on me. Once again, this is completely untrue. I had no idea that he was going to do it until he did. On December 19, 2010 Dr. Jacobs publicly defamed me on the Coast to Coast AM radio show: http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2010/12/19 During the show, Dr. Jacobs told a series of outright lies calculated to portray me as a mentally ill liar. In addition, he made the ludicrous assertion that he had obtained advice from nine mental health professionals that implied that I was mentally ill. It is patently obvious that no mental health professional in their right mind would ever support Dr. Jacobs implanting hypnotic suggestions in my mind that I had Multiple Personality Disorder, or any of the other psychologically abusive actions that he engaged in. My former and current therapists consider that I am psychologically normal, and that I do not suffer from any personality disorders. They are both qualified and in a position to be able to make that assessment. I have published on my website a psychological assessment of me by my former therapist which states this. Dr. Jacobs has the original signed copy of this assessment. My current therapist is supporting me in my action in making Dr. Jacobs' abuse of me as research subject known as a matter of public interest. Following Dr. Jacobs' defamation of me on Coast to Coast AM, I have had to contend with another round of public discussion about the "fact" that I am mentally ill. In addition, I have received hate mail through my website, and comments on my YouTube channel, that include the following statements: "He planted false memories in that screwed up multiple personality brain of yours? GET A F#*&.nul LIFE BITCH....MOVE THE F#*& ON ...YOU WORTHLESS SCUM BAG....JUST DO EVERYONE A FAVOR AND BLOW YOUR F#*&.nul UP BRAINS ALL OVER THE PLACE...GO AWAY C#*&" "emma woods has a multiple personality disorder and you should forget about all the garbage she puts forth. This woman is nuts...and all she wants is attention. She records people without their permission and then she tries to detroy them....typical psychopath." "kill yourself and end this nitemare YOU HAVE CAUSED EVERYONE ...YOU MULTIPLE PERSONALITY PSYCHOPATH....YES YOU ARE A PSYCHOPATH." "You are so correct....this woman is typical of multiple personality disorders, which results in a classic case of phycopathic self centered psychosis. Jacobs spent many hours trying to help this bitch." "GET HELP YOU SICKO and Leave Dr. Jacobs alone already you sick bitch." "this is that crazy witch that tried to ruin Jacob's career. She is crazy. She has got a mental disorder. She will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who tries to help her. She needs to be put away so she can't harm anyone else.She (emma) needs to be relocated to a padded cell. Everyone is laughing at you, It's all over the net.She can't control her rage,anyone who gets in her way,she will stop at nothing to destroy them. She needs a strait jacket." "YOU WORTHLESS LYING PIECE OF CRAP...HE DID NOT DO ANYTHING BUT TRY TO HELP YOU. YOU ARE A LYING PSYCHOPATH....GET HELP" "This monster drove the people over at Temple University crazy with outlandish demands. After awhile they realized that she was crazy and will not acknowledge her. She has an obsessive compulsive disorder and makes life hell for anyone who call her on it. People like this needs to be put away." "COME AFTER ME , BITCH....I'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO DESTROY SOMEONE!" Dr. Jacobs publishes his website under the name of ICAR: International Center for Abduction Research. On his homepage he states: "The International Center for Abduction Research (ICAR) is an organization devoted to the dissemination of trustworthy information about UFO abductions. ... David M. Jacobs is the Director of the ICAR and there is a small Board." At the time that I became Dr. Jacobs' research subject, I therefore believed that he was the Director of an international research organization with a Board overseeing its activities. Much later, however, he admitted to me that "ICAR" consisted solely of him. There was no organization and no Board. In my opinion, Dr. Jacobs' statements on his website about "ICAR" are clearly intended to mislead the public, as well as his research subjects, as to his status as a researcher. Prior to conducting hypnosis with me, Dr. Jacobs asked me to sign what he told me was a Temple University Research Consent Form. Section 1 of the form states that I would be participating in "scholarly historical research". Temple University is cited in section 2 of the Research Consent Form in a manner that implies that the research was being conducted under the auspices of the university: "I understand that my participation is voluntary, and that I may stop at any time. (Non-participation in this research or withdrawal from this research will not prejudice future interactions with the researcher or Temple University." Section 5 of the form states that I was a "research subject", and that I could obtain information about my rights from the "Office of the Vice Provost for Research of Temple University". In September 2008, I filed a complaint with you about Dr. Jacobs', in my opinion, misconduct towards me as a researcher. In October 2008, you told me that after a "through [sic] review and inquiry into the matter of breach of confidentiality and misconduct" that "no breach of confidentiality" was made, and that no further action was required or planned in the matter. However, at no stage did you speak to me about the substance of my allegations, or ask me for the large volume of evidence that I have substantiating them, including the recordings of all of the hypnosis sessions that Dr. Jacobs conducted with me. In my opinion it is therefore clear that you did not carry out a thorough review of it. In August 2009, I filed a complaint with the United States Department of Health & Human Services Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) about Temple University's, in my opinion, failure to properly investigate my complaint about Dr. Jacobs' misconduct. I was told by the OHRP that in response to my complaint to them, that you made a case to them that Dr. Jacobs was not conducting 'research', but that he was just taking 'oral history', and that therefore the OHRP did not have the mandate to investigate it through the university. The OHRP told me that they had accepted your characterization of Dr. Jacobs' work as not constituting 'research', and that therefore that they could not investigate it. However, although the OHRP determined that they could not investigate Dr. Jacobs' work through Temple University, they were nevertheless concerned about it. They told me that they would ask Temple University to investigate it voluntarily. To facilitate this, the OHRP asked my permission to forward to you all of the material that I had provided to them with my complaint, which I gave them. I understand that the OHRP subsequently forwarded you copies of my submission to them, which contained detailed information about Dr. Jacobs' misuse of hypnosis with me, as well as access to the recordings of the hypnosis sessions. I did not receive any communication from you after the OHRP had written to you about this, and had forwarded the material on to you. Consequently, on January 6, 2010, I called you to ask you what Temple University was intending to do about the OHRP's request to you to investigate the issue voluntarily. I did NOT call you to ask to have the agreements that I signed along with Dr. Jacobs regarding my participation in a protocol project to be rendered null and void, as the statement in your email of January 12, 2010 implies. At that stage, you told me that Dr. Jacobs was not conducting 'research' but that he was just taking "oral history", and that because of this, that you could not investigate my complaint. I raised with you the fact that Dr. Jacobs had asked me to sign a form citing Temple University which stated that I was a "research subject", and that I could obtain information about my rights from Temple University (I had previously sent you a copy of the form with my complaint.) Your response was that the forms that Dr. Jacobs had me sign were "unauthorized" by Temple University, and that they were not legally binding. At that stage I said to you that I thought that Temple University was putting people at ongoing risk of psychological abuse by Dr. Jacobs, as he was presenting himself as a scholarly academic researcher conducting research under Temple University, and that he was leading people to believe that by participating in his research, that they would be research subjects of Temple University. You informed me that you had told Dr. Jacobs that in future he was to remove all references to "Temple University" and to "research" in his work with people. I told you that Temple University had left me in a difficult position, in that you had not investigated his abuse of me, nor protected me from his subsequent defamation of me as he tried to cover up what he did to me by destroying my personal reputation. I said that the difficulty of my position was compounded by the fact that the forms that I signed stated that I would not play the recordings of my hypnosis sessions in public without Dr. Jacobs' permission, which was hindering my ability to make public what he did to me during those hypnosis sessions. At that stage, you told me that you understood about the effect of hypnosis. You said that you had undergone hypnosis yourself for issues related to stopping smoking and weight loss, and that you had some idea of it. You told me that you understood how I could have been affected by the hypnosis, especially as I had trusted Dr. Jacobs. I asked you whether Temple University would put in writing the fact that the forms that Dr. Jacobs had me sign were "unauthorized" by the University, and that you did not consider them to be legally binding. You responded that Temple University was sympathetic to my situation and that you would like to help me if you could. You said that if it would help me, that you would send me a written statement saying that the forms were unauthorized by Temple University, and that I was not bound by them. You told me that Dr. Jacobs and I could then "duke it out on the net". You asked me which email account of mine you should send the statement to, and I told you that I would send you the email address after we had finished our call. I subsequently sent you the email addresses to send the statement to. However, in your email of January 12, 2010, you told me: "You recently contacted the Temple University Institutional Review Board with a request to have the agreements you signed along with another individual regarding your participation in a protocol project to be rendered null and void. Legal Counsel was contacted to seek information regarding these agreements, and was advised that our institution may not provide legal advice to you regarding how to proceed in light of the agreements you have with Dr. Jacobs. You should seek your own legal advice whether the documents are enforceable or if the agreements may be broken or rendered null and void pursuant to applicable law." In view of the statement in your email, I thought that it was important to clarify and put on record the events as outlined above. In my opinion, it is not acceptable for Temple University to simply leave a research subject who has been egregiously psychologically abused by a faculty member to "duke it out on the net" in order to try to protect themselves. However, following Temple University's, in my opinion, failure to investigate my complaint adequately and to uphold my protections as a research subject, I have attempted to make the issue widely known in the field as a matter of public interest. As you are aware, I forward copies of my submission to the OHRP to members of the Temple University Department of History, as well as to many researchers in the field. In addition, I have spoken about it in a number of radio interviews. I have found this difficult, as I am shy, and it concerns events that are painful for me. However, I have done it in order to try to protect myself, as well as to prevent other people from being harmed in the future in the same way that I have been. There are a number of other related issues stemming from our telephone conversation of January 6, 2010 that I wish to follow up on. During our conversation you told me that Dr. Jacobs had sent back to me all of the material that I had provided him with. However, I told you that I had not received the material from him. You told me that you would follow it up, but I have still not received the material. Could you please ensure that Dr. Jacobs returns the material to me, as you said that you would. I told you during our conversation that Dr. Jacobs was continuing to defame me. You said that you had already talked to him about that, and you assured me that you would talk to him once more to ensure that he did not continue to do so. However, as I have detailed above, Dr. Jacobs has subsequently engaged in extensive public defamation of me, which you are no doubt already aware of. I have been provided with additional information from a number of people that he is continuing to defame me behind the scenes as well. I once again ask that you take steps protect me from this ongoing abuse by Dr. Jacobs, and that you take the necessary actions to restore my public reputation which has been deliberately damaged by him as he tries to cover up his misconduct towards me. Dr. Jacobs has continued to use Temple University's name to facillitate his actions, including in his defamatory statement about me on his website. This includes his following statement: "Temple also sent her a letter saying it would no longer respond to her." I have received no such letter from you. In light of the series of outright lies that Dr. Jacobs has told throughout his statement, I assume that this was simply another lie. However, if you did send me such a letter, could you please re- send it, as I have never received it, and I would like to have a copy of it for my records. Although you told me that you had instructed Dr. Jacobs that he was not to refer to Temple University, or to use the word "research" in his future work with people, he continues to present himself publicly on his website as an academic researcher. His Biography states that he is "Associate Professor of History at Temple University", and a glowing description of his research portrays him as a competent expert who abides by a "strict scientific and ethical research methodology." In his public interviews he is routinely introduced as an academic researcher and Professor at Temple University. This includes his most recent appearance on Coast to Coast AM, in which the host, George Knapp, introduced Dr. Jacobs as an "academic researcher", and as being associated with Temple University. I have not found any statement on Dr. Jacobs' website that alerts members of the public to the fact that Temple University does not consider his work to be 'research', and that therefore his subjects are not protected by Temple University's Institutional Review Board. Neither am I aware of Temple University having taken any steps to alert members of the public to this fact. In my opinion, Temple University's failure to investigate and deal appropriately with such clearly abusive and dishonest conduct by a faculty member, including his use of his academic status and Temple University's name both to facilitate his perpetration of that abuse, and to attempt to cover it up, is a disgrace. Temple University is, in my opinion, leaving vulnerable members of the public open to serious psychological abuse, by Dr. Jacobs using his association with the university both to procure research subjects, whether he explicitly states this in his forms or not, and to help cover up his misconduct after the fact. The research subject who Dr. Jacobs took on after me, who uses the pseudonym "Brian Reed", has recently spoken out in public on the Paratopia show about his experience as Dr. Jacobs' research subject: Paratopia: Episode 94: Brian Reed Vindicates Emma Woods http://paratopia.net/ Brian Reed was twenty-one years old when he was taken on as a research subject by Dr. Jacobs. In my opinion, it is clear that his protections as a research subject were not adequately upheld either. I do not accept your characterization of Dr. Jacobs' work as taking "oral history", and in due course I will be presenting a case to the OHRP that his research does constitute research as defined by them, and asking them to review their decision. If no individual(s) or institution steps up to take responsibility for Dr. Jacobs' unethical treatment of his research subjects, I will consider additional courses of action. Sincerely, Emma Woods Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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