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Jay Shetty Lied About His Origin Story And Plagiarized Social Media Posts: Report

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Journalist John McDermott was assigned a profile on Jay Shetty by Esquire. The 36 year-old self styled self-help wellness Indian-origin British guru who began his career at Accenture soon became a celebrated podcaster on everything under the sun. During his stint at the business school, Shetty met monk Gauranga Das. The life coach claimed that later he spent four summers in India at ISKCON and then three years at an ashram in Mumbai. Launched in 2019, his self-help podcast, On Purpose, became an instant hit. In 2022, Shetty officiated Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s wedding. All seems starry until the unraveling. McDermott, in his background research, found Shetty engaged in rampant plagiarism (something alleged since 2019), and fabrication of his origin story. While the story was not greenlit at Esquire, it was published by the Guardian US.

In his expose, John McDermott revealed that the former monk turned life coach never actually spent three years in an ashram as previously claimed in numerous interviews and podcasts. The lad in his late twenties was just whiling away his time in Watford. Shetty’s claim was also disputed by his former girlfriend. The report claims that Shetty did not compensate ISKCON members posted by them and much of content authored by young devotees of the movement were not duly credited. Besides plagiarizing content for social media posts, Jay also falsified his academic credentials. The same was attested by his former partner, Chaitanya Lila, who, in another video, raised concern on gullible folks who look to celebrated charlatans on the Internet with dubious credentials. His resume includes a degree in behavioral science from a business school that *drum rolls* doesn’t even offer one. Apparently, the life altering encounter with a monk was also fabricated, along with his claim of being a Buddhist.

Reactions poured in, with many questioning how people couldn’t figure Jay out soon enough. Others remarked that he always seemed a little dubious.

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