New horizons, new frontiersPosted: May 19, 2015
I’ve put together a DIY notifications post on the Accountability blog to assist those of you who wish to continue the work of exposing the Universal Medicine cult and bringing it to account. Having worked hard at this since September 2012, I’ve seen a series of complaints, notifications and submissions through to conclusion, and garnered some significant support and media coverage. However, it’s time I devoted my energy to other projects.
The road from here in bringing Benhayon to account
I encourage all of you affected by UniMed to make your voices heard and do your bit to keep them from harming more people. The group’s increasingly aggressive behaviour is cause for concern for all of us, however I have reached the limit of what I’m able to expose. If you would like to see more media coverage and more regulatory scrutiny, it’s now up to you to do your bit. I would like to share that a number of journalists from top news organizations have asked me to contact them if anyone with further inside knowledge of the group, or anyone who has been harmed by UniMed comes forward. We are guaranteed media coverage if this occurs, or any further regulatory action is taken. Media coverage is one of the most powerful ways to expose cults.
I would also like to share that NSW police are interested in speaking with anyone who has been harmed by any of the Benhayons or their associates. In 2005 I had a nasty experience of Serge Benhayon’s ovarian reading. Because grooming is not a criminal offence, and I put a stop to Serge’s sleazy advance before it became anything worse, I knew that it was very unlikely I could get him prosecuted. In 2012 a lawyer I consulted disagreed and urged me to press charges of indecent assault. I made a short statement at that point to NSW police. Late last year, NSW police called and asked me to provide a more detailed statement on the ovarian reading. I provided the statement in person and had a long talk with police. An officer told me he would like to speak with anyone who has been harmed by Benhayon, or who has had a loved one harmed – even if they are not prepared to press charges. My statement was put to prosecutors and they have decided they are not confident of getting a prosecution. However, NSW police have told me several times since they would like to speak to anyone harmed.
In other words, NSW police has similar concerns to me, Lance, Jane, Ira and others – the same concerns that have kept me at this since 2012. But we cannot stop this harm if you don’t come forward, and I can’t do more. I would encourage anyone harmed to call me on o4o3 358 o92 and I will refer you to very professional senior officers who are familiar with the situation. If you would prefer to remain anonymous to me, I don’t mind if you call me on a blocked number.
I won’t disappear entirely. Expect occasional blogging and me taking public pops at their predatory nonsense – just not so frequently. I will still be on Twitter. If you’d like to receive an email when there are new posts, sign up to the automated service on the right hand side of my sites.
Empowerment and the long game – taking a personal stand
UniMed is a multi-million dollar business selling ‘love’ and ‘integrity’ with an army of professional promoters and apologists and a dedicated legal team. That a nobody like me could have them scrambling to harass me and pull down the material I’ve exposed and questions I’ve raised shows how feeble the whole edifice is. Currently they have a full time staff pumping out a barrage of defamatory propaganda on 30 websites and countless Facebook pages and Twitter accounts to counteract one person’s social media campaign. In spite of their legal team publicly labelling us liars, they have never served us with a legal notice. UniMed is pathetic.
Serge’s followers, who’ve paid a premium to behave like sheep for their ‘healthy self-loving choices’, like to think he has supernatural powers. He doesn’t. It’s not occurred to any of them how powerful it is for one ordinary person to stand up to a wealthy organization and hundreds of investors, on zero resources, with very little support, and a few detractors of my own, and to do it with wit, original thoughts, rock and roll and panache. I didn’t take directions from anyone, I did it for no pay, without selling anything, and without making a single claim to benefit myself, and I kept my sites open to all comments. I’m still here. No one’s put a hex on me that I couldn’t hex back, the sites are still up, getting more pageviews than ever and I answered anyone who had a go at me with facts. Not one of the Esoteric Sons of God would have the wherewithal to do that, least of all puny Serge.
But it’s time for me to move on and put my energy and skills into new projects. I took some responsibility for getting something done about UM because of my first hand experience of Benhayon’s predatory behaviour and out of very strong concerns for vulnerable people targeted by this group, including children. I have done everything I can.
Many of you reading have children in the group. In the last while I’ve had contact with adult survivors of child abuse from another cult. Many of them will never forgive their parents and the other adults in the group for exposing them to that abuse and failing to question or act on suspicious or grooming behaviour. Some have told me they wished an outspoken person like myself had been there pushing, questioning, advocating for them, but it was a similar situation to UniMed – the adults were all brainless sycophants. No one protected those kids. Sadly, some have told me that the small amount I’ve done in my contact with them has provided more support than they’ve received from their families. A lot of you reading need to ask yourselves why is a complete stranger putting her public reputation on the line and sacrificing her precious time with her own dear ones for your kids? You might ask yourselves how you want to be thought of and remembered – whether you will regret not having done more to speak up for and protect your own.
Some of you have shown concern about the harm done to Lance, Ira and me by UM’s bullying and defamation. I appreciate that, but I have no such fear for myself. No one will ever tell me that I did the wrong thing in standing up for the vulnerable. No one will ever shame any of you for standing up for your families – your kids.
The most courageous person I’ve encountered in all of this has been Ira McClure – whose health was catastrophically assaulted by a negligent, cult struck buffoon of a doctor. In spite of ongoing health problems she has persisted with the incompetent and spineless HCCC and endured vicious online mobbing from Serge’s army of Brides. Ira McClure came forward at a risk to her health and wellbeing, but she has nothing to regret, and we should all thank her for coming forward.
Speaking for myself, any personal cost to me is nothing that can’t be overcome. Morally and personally I couldn’t afford not to do this. However, I’ve achieved what I set out to and anything more would be repeating myself and doing myself a disservice. Long after Serge has shuttled himself back to Sirius, with a bunch of his nasty, withered Brides, and the true devastation comes to light, I won’t be left wishing I’d done more.
Now it’s up to you.