11/30/21 Update In a recent court filing, the unemployed Mukherji complains that his defamation suit against me has cost him $20,000 to date. Pity he couldn’t afford to clothe our grandson and buy him a few toys.
Now in its third year and weighing over 14 lbs, the defamation suit of Somangshu Mukerji v. Stephen Ames Berry moves toward trial at its magisterial pace. The suit evolved out of the 2019 illegal taking of our grandson Avram from our home in Herkimer New York by Herkimer County deputies at the behest of Mukherji, an Indian national, who we sponsored after he was expelled from Harvard. I’ve written about the kidnapping and the wildly abusive Mukherji’s later outrages against his American family in A Herkimer Kidnapping and subsequent postings.
The Fearsome Might of the Rustic Septuagenarian Blogger!
“[Mukherji] further endangered his wife’s physical and mental health by compelling her to abort their child.” See affdavits (below)
As part of his Putinesque campaign to put the shut up on my exposure of the true Somangshu Mukherji, Mukherji filed yet another wordy grandiose affidavit attesting to his goodness. Unsurprisingly, it’s uncorroborated. His assertions are in column one; my responses are in column two. (One column on cellphones) They’re easily read if not easily stomached. Our affidavits–the affidavits of the American family he betrayed, the wife he abused–follow, along with an exhibit of his Ivy-educated writing skills. (References are to our affidavits.) You can read elsewhere his obscene and abusive email to his wife and the order of protection granted her.
From Mukherji’s Affidavit
Berry’s Response- 4 Affidavits of 3 People & Exihbits
Alexandra had a difficult relationship with her parents.
Alexandra visited with her parents in Florida almost every summer while living with Plaintiff. Plaintiff could not know the quality of her relationship with her parents, as he shunned them after visiting them once in Florida. It was then that he asked them to post a $40,000 bond as surety for his good behavior so that he could remain in the United States following his dismissal from Harvard.Which they did. Affidavits LK para 4,5,6 SB 4,5,6
Decided to explore a new course of study…
Plaintiff was dismissed from Harvard University for cause. As he was also required to maintain student status in the US during the one-year term of the Berry’s’ sponsorship of him, at the suggestion of Alexandra’s mother, he enrolled in Boston’s Bunker Hill Community College.Affidavits LK para 4,5,6, 7 SB para 4,5,6,7
Alexandra’s …struggles…with mental illness [continue] through the present date.
Plaintiff has had little or no contact with Alexandra for the last two years. Although still quite psychologically fragile, she is slowly recovering from Plaintiff’s long-term abuse, living with her parents since fleeing him to their home with her son in 2019. Her only relapse was after she again fled Plaintiff’s abuse when he lured her to Ann Arbor in September of 2020 on the cruel pretext that her son was there. AKB para 22 – 24 LK para 15, 17-20
[Alexandra is diagnosed with] bipolar disorder with a schizoaffective component.
Alexandra’s diagnosis is bipolar only. AKB para 3
“…her illness went untreated due to lack of health insurance.” “issue of insurance was insurmountable and prevented ongoing care.”
Plaintiff exacerbated his wife’s mental illness by refusing to include her in his Princeton University family health insurance plan after they were married. Plaintiff enrolled only himself in the plan. AKB para 4 Plaintiff further endangered his wife’s physical and mental health by compelling her to abort their child. AKB para 5 LK para 7 SB para 9
…married to secure health insurance that Alexandra need.
Plaintiff only got himself health insurance. Marriage got him the F1 Green Card plaintiff needed for an academic appointment. AKB para 4
[her] condition worsened exponentially.
Exponential is not a medical term. The plaintiff’s doctorate is in Music Theory.
disappeared for months…months after her disappearance.
She was homeless for six weeks. AKB para 6 LK para 12.
Homeless…Plaintiff flew to Syracuse to pick her up.
He sent her a bus ticket. AKB para 6 LK para 12
As Plaintiff knows, Alexandra’s mother’s name is Linda Kaidan.
the search was unsuccessful
Plaintiff did not join in the search; he found his wife’s homelessness entertaining. LK para 12
after many months…she resurfaced…
Plaintiff counts the time Alexandra spent with her parents in Herkimer as homelessness. After six weeks of truly being homeless in Ann Arbor, an Ann Arbor police officer helped Alex be admitted to a shelter for women victims of domestic violence. Her mother sent her a train ticket and she came to our home Herkimer, where she stayed until returning to Ann Arbor in March of 2015. LK para 12 AKB para 8
Plaintiff made arrangements [for her to come home.
He bought her a bus ticket with 2 changes. She was pregnant. AKB para 9
Defendant’s wife visited Ann Arbor for the birth
Denied. Plaintiff never allowed Alexandra’s parents to visit her or to see their grandson Avram. Alexandra’s mother surreptitiously visited Alex and Avram when she could. Whenever Plaintiff caught her talking with her mother via WhatsApp, he would hit her atop the head with a closed fist and confiscate her phone for months. LK para 8,9 AKB para 11, 12
Plaintiff signing Avram’s birth certificate: “He and Alexandra agreed this was the right course of action.”
Alexandra never agreed to it.
…employed as a professor
…providing for all of [Avram’s] needs
Plaintiff bought diapers and formula. No toys, no shoes, no clothes. Sometimes referred to Avram as “the little bastard.” Avram’s grandparents bought him his first new clothes and his toys, ever, after his mother fled with him from Rhode Island to their home in Herkimer. AKB para 16 LK para 12
Alexandra was served with the proper filing papers…
Herkimer Sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve Alexandra with a Michigan custody order. When interrupted and challenged by Plaintiff, citing requirement for a corresponding New York custody order, they said they had verbal authorization from the Herkimer County Family Court Judge to take the child. Which they did. See video of the illegal taking.
CPS workers found significant issues…
Official New York State CPS reports stated that Plaintiff’s complaint, including his charge that Plaintiff was a pedophile was “unfounded”. Herkimer CPS workers later malfeasantly provided correspondence supporting Plaintiff in his Michigan custody court case.
“[Defendant was]…aware of her diagnosis of bipolar and schizoaffective disorder.”
Alexandra has never been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. AKB para 3
[her] condition could cause her to believe that family members were out to … get her.
Plaintiff has long concealed his abuse by dismissing his wife’s reports of his abuse as delusional. LK para 14
Becoming homeless for … periods of time
She was homeless once, for 6 weeks. LK para 8
Defendant’s disdain for Plaintiff became clear
Plaintiff has long refused to speak with Defendant.
“Plaintiff has never abused or neglected Alexandra…” “Such charges stem from her delusions.”
Plaintiff’s abuse and neglect and studied cruelty of Alexandra spans decades: See Plaintiff’s abusive and obscene email to Alexandra, cruelly celebrating his custody case victory, and the resulting Order of Protection served on Plaintiff. See further, abuse by Plaintiff in Affidavit AKB2 and Affidavit AKB para 4, 5, 11- 13
Plaintiff exonerated at a hearing by Washtenaw Family] Court of allegations of abuse of his wife”
There was no such hearing. The only post-custody award hearing that took place had no allegations of abuse brought. And Alexandra was not present, not having been notified
…retrieve Avram at previously agreed upon time and place
“The [blog] articles contain false, defamatory statements…”
None of the material in the posts is defamatory, and accurately report Plaintiff’s years-long heinous abuse and neglect of his wife and her child.
[Plaintiff’s] continuous course of studies and employment at prestigious universities…
Plaintiff is currently an unemployed former assistant professor. Affidavit AKB2 Plaintiff has been dismissed from two prestigious universities and studied at a community college to maintain his immigration status following his expulsion from Harvard. LK para 5 SB para 4
Defendant’s Defamatory Statements to Plaintiff’s Employer and Colleagues
Plaintiff used his University of Michigan email account to defame Defendant to Plaintiff’s estranged wife, to further her emotional distress and to encouraged her to suborn perjury. Defendant complained to Plaintiff’s Dean and the President of Plaintiff’s university. They told Defendant to call the police. (See below, Berry’s Emails to U.Mich)
Damage to Plaintiff…
Plaintiff casts himself in the role of victim. He is upset at the widespread exposure of his heinous treatment of his wife and her son, and the publication of the details of how he repaid the American family that stood by him.
Defendant’s blog postings caused the University of Michigan to deny Plaintiff tenure.
Fear the awecome power of the rustic septuagenarian blogger! Mjukerhji was warned as early as 2018 that unless he produced some credible work,he would be denied tenure. AKB1
Where Is Somagshu Mukherji? Where Is Our Grandson?
According to his affidavit, Somangshu Mukerji no longer lives in Ann Arbor, but in the same small Ohio town as the offices of his attorneys, Minc Law. If that’s not his real residence, then he can’t be properly served with legal documents. It also makes it harder for the Feds and the State of Michigan to investigate complaints against him by his wife for identity theft and tax fraud.
Wherever Somangnshu Mujkherji is hiding, we assume he’s stashed our five-year-old grandson with my wife’s estranged sister in Providence, RI, yet again violating his custody order. The woman spontaneously emailed our daughter recently to assure us Avfram’s not there, which makes us think that he is.
Mukherji finds kids annoying–compelled his wife to abort their child when he was at Princeton, later took our newborn grandson from his mother, deporting him to Rhode Island for 6 months, not letting our daughter see her son. The first time we both met Avram was when our daughter fled to us with him, Mukherji in pursuit, shortly after she filed for child support.
Berry’s Supporting Affidavits and NonObscene Exhibit
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