Former Sydney tennis coach turned self-styled spiritual healer Serge Benhayon has suffered a spectacular loss in his Supreme Court defamation case against a former client, after a four-person jury found it was true to say he led a “socially harmful cult”, “intentionally indecently touched” clients and made “bogus healing claims”…
Ms Rockett’s solicitor, Stewart O’Connell of O’Brien Solicitors, said the verdict was a “victory against a Goliath organisation by a woman who refused to be bullied” and was a “vindication of Ms Rockett”. Sydney Morning Herald, 15 October 2018
Update: You can download a copy of the Supreme Court’s final determination at this link: https://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/decision/5c772e44e4b0196eea404c09#
I’ve also published an article on how to use the court’s orders to protect your community.
The Benhayon v Rockett defamation action goes to trial from
3 4 to 21 September 2018 at the Supreme Court of NSW, Sydney (Queens Square) before a jury of four.
The trial is open to the public. Please observe court etiquette. Put your phones on silent, don’t bring food or drink, don’t chew gum and please keep quiet. Supreme Court listings with times, locations etc. are updated at 3:30 pm daily on the Supreme Court website. Information about the Benhayon v Rockett trial will appear on the list on the afternoon of 31 August.
*22nd December – ❅ MERRY CHRISTMAS DUCKIES! ❅
*14 December mega update – amended claim, amended defence, senior counsel on board. Donate! Watch the 30 minute update video, or click below to read a short summary.
*18 October 2016 – Benhayon has added to his claim. The plan from here.
September 28: Please be patient
September 4: Sep 2nd directions hearing orders
August 31: Judgment – Benhayon’s application to have the contextual truth defence struck out DISMISSED. *Recap since May. *Documents and links
25 April: Funding within reach. Help me get this over the line!
14 March: donating and contacting anonymously. My appreciation
3 March 2016: Serge Benhayon v Esther Rockett defence filed with Supreme Court NSW – summary below
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25 March: SLAPP SLAPP SLAPPITY SLAPP – Universal Law solicitors’ shenanigans
9 March: The Universal Medicine cult’s facade of ‘energetic integrity’ continues to crumble with the latest findings against their bent operations and operators. In the past months, the College of Universal Medicine had its deductible gift recipient status cancelled by the Australian Tax Office; one of the cult psychologists was formally disciplined over her promotions of her grubby guru; Serge Benhayon’s reputation and risk management providers were arrested for alleged fraud and money laundering and the cult’s golden boy pharmacist, Michael Serafin is under investigation for his dispensing processes in the wake of an adverse pharmaceutical event.
March 2: Defence filed. Standby for further updates
February 20: Reschedule – extension
February 17: Yes, we’re running late, but we will get there.
January 22: *Contribute now or soon please!* I have to pay lawyers or they stop work.
January 21 2016: defence and funding update (short written summary below if you don’t want to watch the video.)