Universal Medicine cult’s local government candidates in attack site controversyPosted: September 2, 2016
UM promoters, Ray Karam and Gail Fuller have been questioned by The Echo on their participation in online attacks on me. The Echo focused on a website attacking my professional practice, labelling me a ‘vicious cyber-bully’ with a ‘hate filled agenda’ and warning Byron Bay residents off my services. The attacks, however, are not confined to that site, but strewn across dozens of UM websites, and are not limited to vilifying me, but extend to anyone who’s put their name to complaints or public criticisms of UniMed and its inglorious leader, Serge Benhayon.
Plus, the Second Coming himself responded to questions from the Echo. With rote fictions.
I’ve already done a write up on Ray Karam and how he’s exploiting his career as an ex policeman not just in his campaign to become Ballina mayor, but in his promotions of Universal Medicine. His relationship with NSW Police however, is poor. The service put a stop to his presentations on PTSD, and his former colleagues have serious concerns about his conduct, such as being a presenter at the creepy Girl to Woman Festival. He’s a shameless sycophant of Serge Benhayon and a member of the UM Facts Team, which made national news for bullying. He also he participated in a massive waste of police time in trying to manipulate NSW police to intimidate me with numerous, baseless police complaints.
Gail Fuller is a Byron Bay real estate agent. I also wrote up her promotions of UM, and her unquestioning devotion to the toilet epiphanist and career scammer, Benhayon.
Both put their names to the acupuncturebyronbay.com website with 35 other UM cultists, and statements such as:
It says little of her consideration of us Byron Bay locals, most of us do care if those coming to our town bring hatred, malicious lies and a particular brand of prejudice…Esther Rockett Cyber-Bully has spent over two years viciously cyber-bullying and trolling Byron Bay locals. She specialises in denigrating women…Referred to energy healing with contempt…sought to destroy local businesses and attacked projects that benefit the community. Maliciously tried to have people fired from their jobs – people she does not even know – by lying about them to their employers. Made up lies about sexual abuse of young women when there is no abuse at all. No respect for personal religious and spiritual choices. Gone against everything our town stands for – freedom, acceptance and diversity.
With the disclaimer:
This is not victimising the target, it is saying no to bullying in all its forms.
Alan Johnston, Alison Greig, Andrew Baldwin, Anna Douglass, Brian Piper, Carola Woods, Christina Caplice, Deb McBride, Desiree Delaloye, Elizabeth Dolan, Francisco Clara, Gail Fuller, Gayle Cue, Hannah Flanagan, Helen Simkins, Jo Swinton, Jonathan Baldwin, Karin Becker, Kathleen Baldwin, Kelly Fenech, Kylie Connors, Liane Mandalis, Lyndy Summerhaze, Mary-Louise Myers, Merrilee Pettinato, Michael Woods, Nicole Serafin, Nicolette Hoyle, Paul Moses, Rachel Evans, Ray Karam, Rebecca Baldwin (now Asquith), Samantha Westall, Shannon Everest, Simon Asquith, Tamara Flanagan, Victoria Picone, Yasmin Lang.
Of the noble citizens representing Byron Bay, about 30 of them live in different shires. Most live in Goonellabah, 60 km away. Among them are UM company directors, contractors, financial associates and Esoteric ‘healing’ practitioners. All are public promoters of UM. Nowhere is that stated on the site.
The same people condemning ‘prejudice’ characterize anyone who isn’t a paid-up UM subscriber as ‘loveless’, ‘pranic’ and a member of the ‘Astral cult‘. Anyone who disagrees with or questions them is labelled an ‘abuser’ and ‘bully’. They’ve not once allowed our corrections on their sites. They shun anyone who consumes dairy, sugar, caffeine or liquor. They fear music can cause bad energy to ‘enter’ them, and children can be raped by entities if they come into contact with someone who’s had a glass of beer. They characterize charity and benevolence as ‘evil’, and believe people with disabilities and child sexual abuse victims are being punished for being abusers in a past life.
It’s not surprising a group of people so rabidly defensive of their anti-social nonsense also believe I’m the one bullying a multimillionaire, hundreds of hostile sycophants – including four practicing lawyers – the cult’s 44 websites and their legal fund.
Serge Benhayon’s amazing fib ratio
The Echo sought comment from Benhayon, and he replied with his average ratio of one fib per half sentence:
In 2012, Byron-based journalist David Leser, writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, interviewed Benhayon.
Among a number of other claims, Leser said Benhayon claimed to be a reincarnation of Leonardo Da Vinci.
Yet Benhayon has told The Echo ‘no records show’ that he made that claim…
I’ve cued this up. Hit play.
Benhayon, who is suing Rockett for defamation, told The Echo that the trial will be held in late 2017.
‘Esther Rockett has made unfounded and highly malicious comments about me which I had ignored since 2012, but after she showed no intention of stopping, I took legal action in late 2015, ’ he told The Echo. Council candidates support website attacking ‘cyber-bully’
For the outcomes of my ‘unfounded’ comments and complaints to regulators, please visit the list on Our Mission page. They include four regulatory actions against UM’s shonky charities, of which Serge is the main beneficiary, and other actions by schools, community groups, an insurer and AHPRA.
Benhayon will have to prove ‘malice’ in court if his defamation claim has a hope of succeeding. And then only if my other four legal defences fail. To do that, the court will need to find I had no reasonable grounds to expose and criticise his sleaze and scams. Again, take a glance at Our Mission page. Or even read the recent judgment from the Supreme Court that dismissed his application to strike out a significant portion of the defence.
In fact, one of the real hurdles in defending this case has been the enormous amount of evidence I’m able to take to court. My team and I had to cut it down. Drastically.
The claim Benhayon and UM ‘ignored’ me is false. With the help of Universal Law solicitors, Mullumbimby, Benhayon and 80 or so associates had my Google blogger blog shut down without a court order in February 2013. They made a number of false copyright and trademark infringement claims to WordPress later that year, which were successfully challenged. They made several unsuccessful complaints to AHPRA to try and have me deregistered from my profession. They made 150 unsuccessful complaints to the ACCC about something or other, no one could understand what, the same year. All before they began the online defamatory overkill, the slew of unsuccessful police complaints, and finally Benhayon’s stab at a defamation claim.
I’m not sure where the Echo editor got the comment I’d been so outraged by UM I’d started several websites. I was happy with one, until UM managed to get it removed from the Google search index – again without a court order.
Funny about the ‘no intention of stopping’. I put other projects aside to work on this investigation. The problem was, the more I dug with UM, the more I found, and the big picture only got worse. Last year, I decided it had taken up too much of my time already and moved on again. Benhayon’s claim made sure I came back to the investigation full time.
Insofar as the Echo described me as a ‘self-described health care activist’ – activist is not a job title, and I’m not sure how else to characterize not just my social media campaign, but the submissions I’ve made to public inquiries, communications with other public health activists and public representatives, and the notifications I’ve made to health authorities. If it’s not activism, what is it?
I responded to the Esoteric payback campaign, and others, ages ago. I might point out again I’ve not tried to get anyone sacked, and I’m not aware of anyone who has been as a result of my workplace notifications. I have asked that UMers not be permitted to promote the cult in their workplaces. Most notifications were made to tax payer funded workplaces. To my knowledge, a number of employers have acted on those complaints and put a stop to recruitment activities. Also, my professional practice has nothing to do with my activism. I didn’t burden my patients with it. It’s been done on my own time. For UM to attack my livelihood as payback is the real malicious bullying.
The only other thing I’d say about their sites, so as to not to waste more time responding to their ridiculous smokescreens, is that every word UM has published about me and other complainants – and the journalists too, has been false. Demented misrepresentations, distortions and outright lies.
All ultimately designed to avert attention from the real problem. The real bully. UM’s topmost conniving coward. The puppet master of UM’s culture of secrecy, exploitation, madness and abuse – Serge Benhayon.
The fact people running for public office have participated in that and don’t believe it’s relevant to their suitability is a real concern.