Replying to “Anonymous”


Submitted on 2012/09/30 at 2:30 am

I googled Richard Gottlieb and you are the only person saying he’s a sex abuser. Where is your proof? Please link to it or people will assume that you’re being your delusional, mentally ill self.

Dear Anonymous,

For starters, I sign my name and you don’t.  That counts for a lot.

For seconders, my most recent information is that Richard Gottlieb is being sued by two people, is being fired from his job, and is under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office and the newspaper.  There is substantial reason to believe that he is a sex abuser.

For thirders, who was the first person to open the Jerry Sandusky can of worms?  Somebody started to speak up and was not believed.  In this case, I’m the somebody—and you’re not listening.

Finally, as to my “delusional, mentally ill self,” where’s your proof?

This is not the first time you’ve contacted me but I do hope it’s the last.  You’re not the kind of person with whom I want to be involved.

Anne C Woodlen

About annecwoodlen

I am a tenth generation American, descended from a family that has been working a farm that was deeded to us by William Penn. The country has changed around us but we have held true. I stand in my grandmother’s kitchen, look down the valley to her brother’s farm and see my great-great-great-great-great-grandmother Hannah standing on the porch. She is holding the baby, surrounded by four other children, and saying goodbye to her husband and oldest son who are going off to fight in the Revolutionary War. The war is twenty miles away and her husband will die fighting. We are not the Daughters of the American Revolution; we were its mothers. My father, Milton C. Woodlen, got his doctorate from Temple University in the 1940’s when—in his words—“a doctorate still meant something.” He became an education professor at West Chester State Teachers College, where my mother, Elizabeth Hope Copeland, had graduated. My mother raised four girls and one boy, of which I am the middle child. My parents are deceased and my siblings are estranged. My fiancé, Robert H. Dobrow, was a fighter pilot in the Marine Corps. In 1974, his plane crashed, his parachute did not open, and we buried him in a cemetery on Long Island. I could say a great deal about him, or nothing; there is no middle ground. I have loved other men; Bob was my soul mate. The single greatest determinate of who I am and what my life has been is that I inherited my father’s gene for bipolar disorder, type II. Associated with all bipolar disorders is executive dysfunction, a learning disability that interferes with the ability to sort and organize. Despite an I.Q. of 139, I failed twelve subjects and got expelled from high school and prep school. I attended Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College and got an associate’s degree after twenty-five years. I am nothing if not tenacious. Gifted with intelligence, constrained by disability, and compromised by depression, my employment was limited to entry level jobs. Being female in the 1960’s meant that I did office work—billing at the university library, calling out telegrams at Western Union, and filing papers at a law firm. During one decade, I worked at about a hundred different places as a temporary secretary. I worked for hospitals, banks, manufacturers and others, including the county government. I quit the District Attorney’s Office to manage a gas station; it was more honest work. After Bob’s death, I started taking antidepressants. Following doctor’s orders, I took them every day for twenty-six years. During that time, I attempted%2
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6 Responses to Replying to “Anonymous”

  1. Anonymous says:

    There is a lawsuit pending in Kent County, Michigan against Mr. Richard Gottlieb. The case was filed May 8, 2012 and is captioned Don Crowley and Claire Crowley, Plaintiffs vs. Richard Gottlieb, Defendant and Therapeutic Services, P.C., Defendant; case number 12-04236-NH that assigned to the Hon. George S. Buth. The General Allegations include Mr. Gottlieb engaging in sexual relations with Claire Crowley including but not limited to oral sex during counseling sessions. Mr. Gottlieb is alleged to have continued to counsel Mr. Crowley while having sexual contact with Claire. There are specific allegations for Count 1 – Medical Malpractice; Count 2 – Ordinary Negligence of Richard Gottlieb; Count 3 – Therapeutic Services, P.C. – Vicarious Liability/Respondeat Superior/Agency; Count 4 – Loss of Consortium . This action remains pending in the Kent County Circuit Court.

    • annecwoodlen says:

      Thank you, Anonymous, for providing these facts. I hope you will continue to provide updates as this case moves through the court system. My prayers for recovery are with all parties. It is my understanding that there are about twenty victims. I hope others will come forward in the interest of healing.

    • annecwoodlen says:

      Is there anything new on the case of Crowley & Crowley v. Gottlieb?

  2. gold account says:

    Every day, more and more people are being sexually abused by their therapists. If you check the disciplinary matters page for the Maryland Board of Professional Therapist and Counselors website, you will see that month after month, year after year therapists are being temporarily suspended for sexually abusing their clients. Therapist abuse needs to be a crime! Please support this initiative by signing the petition!

  3. Valeri says:

    Appreciate it for helping out, good info .

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