Article in the Globe and Mail: “Controversial podcaster listened in on therapist wife and clients: lawsuit”

Article in the Globe and Mail published December 19th 2014 by Mr. Tu Thanh Ha: 

“Controversial podcaster listened in on therapist wife and clients: lawsuit”


“Already controversial for counselling his followers to shun their parents, a Toronto-area podcaster is facing allegations he listened in on his therapist wife as she met with distraught patients.

Stefan Molyneux is a self-described libertarian philosopher. His wife, Christina Papadopoulos, is a psychological associate in Mississauga.

The College of Psychologists of Ontario found Ms. Papadopoulos guilty of professional misconduct in November, 2012, faulting her for adopting Mr. Molyneux’s views and using the Internet to counsel people to sever ties with their families.

A civil court complaint filed on Oct. 24 in California says Mr. Molyneux boasted in a 2006 podcast that he would listen while his wife talked with her patients, even interjecting and suggesting they sign up with his website.

The allegations are part of a lawsuit filed by a Texas woman who has accused Mr. Molyneux of abusively invoking U.S. copyright law to silence her criticism of his podcasts.”

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For additional background information on Stefan Molyneux’s podcasts and his wife Christina Papadopoulos’ reprimand , see Mr. Tu Thanh Ha’s prior articles in the Globe and Mail:

Therapist who told podcast listeners to shun their families reprimanded (Published Thursday, Nov. 01 2012)

How a cyberphilosopher convinced followers to cut off family (Published Friday, Dec. 12 2008)

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