Serge Benhayon’s juvenile human shieldsPosted: January 4, 2016
Universal Medicine cult leader, Serge Benhayon’s latest great defender is a 15 year old girl, posting a testimonial on the UM *Facts* propaganda site. Sadly, in her open letter, she responds to statements I’ve never made, some of which form part of Benhayon’s SLAPP defamation claim against me. The propagandists exploiting this child to defend a multi-million dollar predatory scam fail to disclose the girl is the daughter of Benhayon’s long term UK business partners – people with a lot to lose from exposure of their guru’s sordid reputation. It’s hardly reassuring from the cult behind the creepy Girl to Woman Festival to be held on January 9 at Lennox Head. Benhayon’s propaganda contingent also continue their push to infiltrate schools – this time through a legitimate, publicly funded sex education initiative – Positive Adolescent Sexual Health or PASH.
I’ll not name the child being exploited on the UM site to vouch for Benhayon. But I’ll name her parents, Simon and Janet Williams, proprietors of The Lighthouse, Universal Medicine’s UK headquarters, and former company directors of Universal Medicine UK Ltd.
The Williams bought the Lighthouse property for a reported £3M and run it as a B&B facility. A good portion of their business comes from pilgrims to UM events. According to student notes they leased part of the property to Universal Medicine for 999 years in order for UM to construct its UK commercial premises, the £1.75M Sound Training Centre through its tax exempt charitable trust, The Sound Foundation. The premises includes a swimming pool facility leased to Simone Benhayon’s commercial swim school for peanuts, and a clinic and conference facility, used near exclusively by the Benhayons’ Esoteric healing roadshow. They rent the whole thing for 3 months of the year for £6K, which doesn’t even cover the energy bill for the same period.
The Sound Foundation was served with regulatory action from UK’s charity commission in 2013 over conflicts of interest and issues of public benefit.
Universal Medicine UK is described on the UM website as its ‘non profit unit of service‘ in the UK, however, it’s not registered as such.
Answering imaginary allegations
The Williams child’s blog is no different to the rest of the UM Facts site’s misrepresentations in that her open letter purports to address stuff I’ve never said.
I’ve not ever accused Benhayon of abusing children. I’ve never named any child as a victim.
Nowhere among the UM Facts site’s hundreds of thousands of incoherent words have they been able to quote me doing such.
I’ve consistently and reasonably questioned why parents send girls to stay in the home of a bloke who lays hands on the pubic regions of sexual abuse survivors and calls it ‘healing’, expose their children to his lectures that include explicit sexual content, and his exorcism stage act that has included teens. Plus a concerning number of other inappropriate behaviours with children. My concerns arise from my own experience of his sleazy behaviour, and extensive research into his teachings and practices.
But the Williams child has been enlisted to perpetuate the misrepresentations – answering voices put into her head – imaginary projections of me, that could be the voice of her enablers’ own misplaced consciences.
Ah, you say – must be a social reject… Spends too much time at those UniMed Courses to have any friends.
Wrong. Although I may not classically fit the profile of a ‘fun, aloof, careless teen’, that does not mean I am a ‘reject’ or outsider. I am the most caring and supportive friend you could have – the people around me refer to me as ‘the big sister’, with an utmost refusal to lie or manipulate, and an everlasting hug to return to. Loyalty like nothing you’ve ever seen.
The grades! The grades!! Filling that brain with such eso crap must leave little room for school!
Wrong again. Straight A student, deal with it.
Obese? Eating disorders? Insomnia? Anxiety? Criminal? Self harm?! Surely there must be some signs and symptoms of being a sexual abuse victim?..
And YOU believe I am a sexual abuse victim. Someone who has been brainwashed. Molested. Played with. Universal Medicine Facts site
So why are you spending so much of your time focusing on me…?
Says the cult’s juvenile human shield. I haven’t focused on any child at any point. I’ve made the general point that Benhayon and his minders will do anything to try to avert scrutiny of his conduct – including generating a smokescreen of testimonials from the adolescent faithful, who represent only a fraction of his juvenile houseguests over the years. The UM Facts site, published by Benhayon himself, wants us to focus on the commodified innocence of the Williams child and others, rather than the behaviour of career con artist, Serge.
They’d prefer the public to focus on misrepresentations and straw man claims. Such as this from Emmalee Benhayon, written with the assistance of propaganda drill sergeant Alison Greig:
I myself stayed at the Benhayon house on various occasions when I was in my mid-teens visiting my boyfriend Michael Benhayon and his siblings Natalie Benhayon and Curtis Benhayon all whom were my close friends.
I have also stayed at many other friend’s houses in my mid-teens. Should Esther Rockett also attack and accuse their parents of abuse and of being sexual predators? While she is at it why not accuse all parents who have had their children’s friends visit their house of the same? Universal Medicine Facts site
There are good reasons why I’ve questioned Benhayon’s habit of having young female houseguests. I’m looking forward to taking that evidence to court. He’s now married to a former houseguest who moved in with him aged fourteen against her mother’s wishes. His two sons are married to women who also stayed in his home as teens. As I mentioned above, he behaves inappropriately with women and children. I’ve experienced that myself.
That is certainly not the behaviour of ‘all parents’. I am naturally vigilant about anyone having children as houseguests – particularly blokes of dubious character who have children sleep over when there are no other juveniles of similar age in the house. That kind of vigilance is not just normal, it’s responsible.
Our concerns, increasingly shared by the general public as this case becomes more widely publicized, are ‘sexualising’ and ‘a danger to children’ according to UK child safety worker and long term UM religious investor, Ariana Ray.
When they do actually quote me, my concerns are characterised as ‘hate’ and ‘filth’.
Esther Rockett’s lies exert their filth through false innuendo and inference as seen here:
‘Serge has already proven his followers will compromise themselves to promote him – endorsing molestation, vehemently defending sending little girls to stay in his home, engaging in public vilification campaigns etc.’
Esther Rockett’s aims at inciting hate and anger are taken further with her strange and baseless statement that:
‘I’ve said it before. I would not send a teenager to stay with a family with such a warped sense of personal boundaries, or where the father has lurid fixations on underaged sexual violence.’ Universal Medicine Facts
Those are the ‘defamations’ and ‘false accusations’ they expect to have recognized as such by the court.
‘Close friend’ of the Benhayons, Simon Williams, the conscientious parent, jumped on board to defend the business, without disclosing his business relationship with Benhayon or that he’s the father of the child providing testimonials to protect the firm.
Funny how Universal Medicine likes to talk up their love of truth. Benhayon’s ‘One Unified Truth’ claims a monopoly on it. Simon’s wife Janet, also an ex UniMed UK company director, also told fibs on Trip Advisor when a customer complained about the cult paraphernalia strewn around their weird Lighthouse B&B.
JanetWilliams, Owner at The Lighthouse, responded to this review, 11 August 2012
The Lighthouse Management wish to respond to the ‘very odd’ review written on the 10th August 2012.
We cannot state more clearly that we are nothing to do with ‘religion’. Universal Medicine is a client of ours who makes use of the conference facilities on the premises and with whom we have had a wonderful working relationship for many years. We make use of their healing symbols as we have found them very helpful, and offer them in the bedrooms as an additional support for our guests to have a good night’s sleep. Trip Advisor
UM holds the monopoly on teen safety
The Williams girl is just one among several enlisted to vouch for the business.
UM Facts would like us to buy that no child outside the cult experiences sound parental or adult guidance or the personal wherewithal to avoid risky behaviour.
‘I have known Serge Benhayon and his family since I was 2 years old. In those 12 years, I have felt nothing but absolute love, support and care from each and every member of their family. At almost 15, many people expect me to be into drinking, experimenting with sex, going to countless parties, pushing myself to get good grades, doing drugs, being violent, etc. etc., and it is highly unusual for someone my age to not identify with at least two or three of these behaviours. Often these patterns form from peer pressure, or from teenagers simply following the trend of what is so called ‘normal’, but what Universal Medicine and being so close to Serge and his family have taught me is that ‘Why would you choose to do something that would in any way shape or form, dull or change who you are?’ Williams child, UM Facts Site
‘Without Universal Medicine, I would be out partying, drinking and sleeping around, because I would know no differently. However I have been blessed with the knowing of true love, and the confidence to care for myself. The allegations made shows far more of the damaged workings of Esther and Lance’s minds, and their weak grip on reality, than they do of the people they are aimed at.’ Another teen testimonial on UM Facts Site
The following bizarre admission from the Williams child on Benhayon’s site is also concerning. Benhayon preaches that people who consume alcoholic beverages are possessed by supernatural entities that can leave their bodies and rape children, but Williams explains that has nothing to do with her good behaviour. For her it’s all about normal health concerns.
I have never once touched alcohol, a cigarette or drugs of any kind. I can hear your response, Esther Rockett: ‘Ah – a classic Universal Medicine trait! She must have been brainwashed to not touch anything that would mean entities could enter her and rape her’. Blah, blah, Esther. I have made this choice because (sadly unlike a lot of other young people) I have been educated properly as to the effects of these substances to the human body. UM Facts Site
That’s the kind of perverse, exploitative rot Benhayon teaches.
The people who invest in that rubbish are running the Girl to Woman Festival in Lennox Head on January 9.
The PASH conference
(Update May 26, 2016: Universal Medicine stood down from PASH Conference in Teachers are Gold, children are rubbish – Universal Medicine’s continued push into schools)
They’re the same people infiltrating the Positive Adolescent Sexual Health conference for the North Coast Youth Sexual Health Consortium, which held its 2015 conference for juveniles from schools in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, in June, as shown in the video below. Among the government and community health and youth services backing the conference were Evolving Media, The Co-Creative Audio Visual Production, and The Centre for the Wellbeing of Young People, three undisclosed fronts repackaging the Universal Medicine cult’s media and public relations outfit, Real Media Real Change, and promoters and presenters for Esoteric Women’s Health and the Girl to Woman Festival. The film shows paid propagandists Rebecca Asquith and Jonathan Baldwin from the UM Facts Team, as well as education consultant and recruiter, Kristy Wood. Kristy was a staff member at the YWCA when it controversially received a $700K federal grant passed on to the cult to conduct ‘body awareness education’. She went on to staff the failed ‘Teachers are Gold‘ initiative for infiltrating schools and is a presenter at the Girl to Woman Festival. Same people, different brand names, no disclosure, knowing many of the community groups are aware of UM and their grubby, predatory practices, and don’t want anything to do with them.
Lismore Women’s Health, for example, took a risk management approach when notified of the exploitative practices and banned Esoteric Women’s Health from holding presentations at their centre.
Curtis Benhayon also made an appearance at the conference, conducting a session of UM’s occult exercise regime, True Movement. Curtis made a grovelling apology to Catholic Education and other local schools after he falsely advertised the involvement of private schools on his website.
One of the consortium executives is another of UM’s payrolled propagandists Sarah Davis, of Real Media Real Change and the UM Facts Team, responsible for two anti free-speech cyber-bullying conference flops. Her husband is bent journalist, Hamish Broome, who forwarded our information to the cult under a pretence of reporting for the Northern Star. They’ve put their primary school age daughter front and centre in a hymn to cult sycophancy and in the publicity for the Girl to Woman Project.
These people are recruiters and apologists for a sexually exploitative cult that teaches that women develop cancer from ‘male energy’ and that the ‘energy of rape’ remains in the pubic chakra for hundreds of lifetimes unless an Esoteric practitioner trained by the reincarnation of Leonardo da Vinci is on hand to ‘clear it’ with a session of ‘Deeper Femaleness‘. A cult led by a bloke who reckons the ‘energy’ of tampons is ‘like having sex with the dirtiest guy you know all the way through your period.’
There’s nothing positive at all about the Universal Medicine cult’s commercial doctrines on sexual health, for anyone, let alone an aggressive and dishonest enterprise infiltrating a tax payer funded event to access kids.