Serge Benhayon made a defamation claim against Esther in NSW Supreme Court Sydney in November 2015 and expanded the claim in September 2016. He is claiming Esther damaged his reputation with one blog post and 18 tweets. The trial of Benhayon v Rockett is set down for three weeks from 3 September 2018.
December 22 2016, two of Benhayon’s associates, UM psychologist Caroline Raphael and former Ballina Shire Council candidate, Ray Karam, filed a similar claim in Brisbane District Court, Queensland.
Top defamation barristers are representing Esther in both states. She will take full defences of truth to trial. Counsel are not billing until the conclusion of proceedings and will only take their fees contingent on an award of costs. Esther and her legal team are committed to making sure her defences get a fair hearing.
But Esther is doing the work of a solicitor and paralegal on the two cases herself. Her independent investigation and reporting on Universal Medicine continues. Her legal defences are not possible if she does not do this work.
The work required to investigate UM and protect her publications means that Esther has no other income
Belief in invisible energies, spirits and entities is an integral part of Universal Medicine’s lucrative undue influence on followers. A blog by one of the firm’s employees walks us through how the UniMed leader exploited the paranoia of a depressed and anxious high school boy to convert him into a loyal propagandist. A follow up by NHS surgeon, Eunice Minford, shows how the cult’s health professionals enable the scam.
The bogus healing claims for Esoteric Breast Massage are headed for examination by the Supreme Court, and last month its inventor, Serge Benhayon, posted a video defence of the modality on Vimeo. Within 36 hours of me posting it here and critiquing it, it was removed, along with several other EBM promotionals. (They’ve since been restored […]
In spite of the Universal Medicine cult’s publicity push, numbers were down at the second annual Girl to Woman grooming Festival at Lennox Head, likely due to the dishonest, aggressive and sleazy behaviour of its organisers, the Universal Medicine cult. But one child at thing was one too many. Images from the event reveal it to be as creepy and cultish as we all thought it would be.
In the recent McIntyre inheritance case, cult leader, Serge Benhayon ingratiated himself to $1.3M of a dying cancer patient’s estate, at the expense of her children, grandchildren, and disabled dependents. The blog Congratulations! You have cancer, posted within days of the news coverage exemplifies Benhayon’s morbid but highly lucrative Livingness swindle.