Eyal Golan Is Guilty In Court Of Public Opinion

It has been marked on my calendar for a few weeks: Eyal Golan concert at Town Hall on Saturday, January 11th, 2014 in New York City. For the last 15 years of my life I have seen Golan perform at least once a year – in New York or in Israel. When people ask me how I speak Hebrew, I joke “From Eyal Golan.”

Media reports are horrifying – the Israeli legend, Israel’s most famous singer, Eyal Golan is under house arrest. Golan’s father and friends reportedly located underage girls at his concerts, plied them with drugs and the girls then had sex with Golan. While his father, publicist and other members of the entourage are also under arrest, there’s no question Eyal himself also had some role in these heinous crimes. While there are questions that still exist, and he may ultimately not be charged, can anyone actually believe that 40-year old Golan was unaware of the girls’ ages as he claims?

Repeatedly and on numerous occasions having sexual relations with underage girls? His claims of not knowing ages doesn’t pass the smell test. Horrifying, gross and shameful.

While it is too soon to know if Eyal Golan will be found guilty in the court of law, there is no question Golan is guilty in the court of public opinion. 

As the father of daughters – and as a decent human being – the thought of clapping for Eyal Golan during a performance is a revolting thought. My children sang his songs with me on many occasions – I can’t see that happening again. Even if he’s ultimately not charged in this case, Eyal Golan is off the list of the performer I most wanted to perform at my 40th birthday party this summer.

Shame on you Eyal Golan.

Ronn Torossian is a public relations executive – who used to be a major Eyal Golan Fan.



About the Author
Ronn Torossian is the Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of 5WPR. Headquartered in New York City, the firm is one of the 25 largest independent public relations firms in the United States. 5WPR has been named “PR Agency of the Year” by the American Business Awards; and Ronn Torossian is the winner of the Silver Stevie Communications, Investor Relations, and PR Executive of the Year of the Year Award by the American Business Awards. Ronn’s book, “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations,” received rave reviews. He is a member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is an active board member of a number of non-profit organizations. Ronn Torossian is a frequently sought after communications expert, often appearing on FOX News, CNBC, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, and other major media outlets. He resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his family. Email: Facebook: Ronn's Facebook Twitter: Ronn's Twitter Page