Serge Benhayon’s minders sensibly make sure he makes few public statements. However, last year, News Ltd’s Jane Hansen emailed him questions regarding an investigation into the charity he founded, and his propaganda team proudly published the incoherent blather he issued in response. In his diatribe on cyberbullies and stalkers he didn’t answer a single question. When Jane Hansen contacted him again early last month, he made more effort, continuing his tradition of addressing enquiries with exuberant fibs.
The report ran on March 15 and covered UM’s campaign to vilify HCCC complainant Ira McClure; bitch about Jane Hansen and other journalists, and falsely defame Lance Martin and I out of our livelihoods. In preparation for the report, UM published five or so web pages slamming Hansen and the report before it was published, and the Esoteric Sons of God took to social media with the usual clueless ad hominem spam.
For newcomers, I’ve blogged about the cult’s campaign to label us liars and cyberbullies for questioning the cult’s inappropriate touching and grooming behaviours, as well as their attempts to rebrand their nastiest propagandists as champions of cyber abuse victims via the All Rise front organization and the College of UM cyberbullying course.
On 5 Mar 2015, at 10:35 am, Hansen, Jane wrote:
Hello Mr Benhayon
This Sunday I am writing a story regarding how Universal Medicine deals with it’s critics.
My question is whether these blogs put out by the Facts team are written on direction from you?
Do you think the techniques – the criticism, the abuse, the name calling and attacks on credibility are appropriate?
Does UM embark on social media campaigns to destroy reputations and is there a direction to key word load and share to smear people via Google?
Why does UM hire private investigatorsto censor the internet?
AS a courtesy I am letting you know that my deadline is 5pm Friday 6.3.15. (this is standard practice for all media requests)
regards Jane Hansen
JANE HANSEN Reporter
Subject: Re: Sunday Telegraph
From: Serge UniMed
Date: 6 March 2015 6:54:06am AEDT
CC: [redacted by Facts Team]
To: “Hansen, Jane”
Dear Ms Hansen
Firstly, as a matter of mutual courtesy I am also giving you until 5pm 6″‘March 2015 to reply to my email. (I will have you note that this is not my standard custom but given that you use your ‘media’ position to abuse me and my business Universal Medicine with your very personal ill informed agenda and aided by the Cyber Abuse group you are associated with, I will consider it fair on the basis that this is not the first time you have attempted this ploy whilst I am overseas).
Secondly,and do take note: it is a categorical ‘No’, I have not hired any ‘private investigator’ to censor any one person, group or any blogs. I have, however, hired an Internet Reputation Group to assist in the removal of the lies and the offending material on the Internet. My guess is that most would do likewise given the extent of the lies and the incessant need to have them believed by the beleaguered disparagers. And so,that’s a ‘No’ Ms Hansen, I have not hired any ‘private investigator’ to censor anyone just in case you missed it.
Google, WordPress and Facebook have forwarded complaints from Phoenix Global, and the Chilling Effects website has published documentation of Phoenix Global’s complaints to Google on behalf of their client, Serge Benhayon: From one of the complaints:
We are employed, and authorised to represent Serge Benhayon in relation to all risk services including internet defamation.
Phoenix Global is a private investigations firm based on the Gold Coast that includes a service called Internet Reputation Australia. I’ve dealt with the proprietor’s son Zach Featherstone after they had my Facebook pages closed. Both Facebook and Featherstone refused to disclose the basis of their complaint. The proprietor, Mick Featherstone, recently lost his licence as a private investigator in relation to his arrest for fraud and kidnapping offences and an alleged attempt to pervert the cause of justice. The Featherstones are linked to a betting software scam, outlaw motorcycle gangs, and their clients include convicted fraudsters and a convicted child rapist.
And here is another clear ‘no’ for you: it is a categorical ‘No’ to the question on whether the blogs you refer to are written or directed by me. I trust that you are able to print at least this much truth. That said Ms Hansen; you do know they are not ‘written on direction’ by me as it is clearly stated on the website under your ire. A simple research will demonstrate that fact.
Although Serge Benhayon denies he directs his ‘Facts Team’ on what to write, the Sunday Telegraph’s email sent directly to his address on Thursday March 5 was posted on “The Facts” site shortly after with six more blogs including “Jane Hansen Revenge Trail” and “Jane Hansen and Junk Food Journalism” complete with over 600 comments on my lack of integrity and professionalism. Daily Telegraph
Other bits and bobs strewn across the internet on dodgy press release sites etc. are sourced directly to Benhayon’s business address at Goonellabah.
(‘Susie, 14, UK,’ is another juvenile repeatedly exploited to promote Benhayon’s sleazy business – the daughter of Janet and Simon Williams – Lighthouse UK proprietors, and company directors of Universal Medicine UK Ltd.)
Back to Sergio.
With those clarifying facts out of the way, I can move to further address your discrimination and intimidation, a factor backed by real facts, yes facts, you cannot escape Ms Hansen. On the subject of your strategic accusations,on which no doubt you will base your story, you need to look no further than the hate campaign conducted by Esther Rockett and her source Lance Martin who, through their trolling and cyberabuse activities, you have chosen to align yourself. Given that that you know them well Ms Hansen, you have access to their sites to research your story and can also see very clearly that, whatever your personal grievances might be, you should not print lies.
On the subject of lies Ms Hansen, Ira McClure did not spend a single cent on any service provided by Universal Medicine or myself. lt’s very simple isn’t it — not a cent means not a cent. As for your article that states Ira McClure spent $35,000, well, other than a plain lie you chose to run with, I cannot recall any mathematical equation that can turn zero cents into thirty five thousand dollars. But that lie is just the mere tip of it, is it not Ms Hansen?
Once more from the top.
Mrs McClure was treated by lung specialist, Dr Samuel Kim at the UniMed clinic in Goonellabah and in hospitals. Her complaint about Dr Kim has been under investigation by the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission and AHPRA since early 2013. He is alleged to have misdiagnosed Mrs McClure and subjected her to unnecessary diagnostic procedures, two years of unnecessary chemotherapy and to have erroneously placed her on a lung transplant list. Hospitals and Medicare issue receipts. He also referred her to a clutch of Esoteric healers.
Most alarmingly, Dr Kim wrote in clinical notes that he wanted to send Mrs McClure to Sirius, which, according to Benhayon’s occult teachings, is where souls go after death to reunite with God. Serge Benhayon was recorded at a public lecture where Dr Kim was present stating Sam Kim had assisted patients to die. Fortunately, Mrs McClure, changed specialists and has been treated successfully for the benign condition of bronchiectasis – which does not require chemotherapy.
Dr Kim works at the Universal Medicine clinic Goonellabah and publicly promotes Universal Medicine on numerous UM sites and on social media.
He may not be an employee or business partner in Universal Medicine Pty Ltd, however he has a professional and business relationship with Universal Medicine, is a religious follower of the Way of the Livingness, and is a public representative and promoter of the business. Many patients who’ve attended the UM clinic in Goonellabah thought it was a medical centre due to the registered health professionals tenanted there, working in referral arrangements with Esoteric scam healers. The business name Universal Medicine misleads patients into thinking it is a medical practice.
Dr Samuel Kim refers patients for non evidence based occult Esoteric healing modalities, including to members of the Benhayon family and Neil Ringe for scam Chakra-puncture. He’s written up a sham anecdotal research study on the modality.
Mr Benhayon said to his knowledge Ira McClure had never received any Universal Medicine treatments, yet The Sunday Telegraph has viewed her receipts from the practitioner she saw. Daily Telegraph
If he put the same energy into correctly diagnosing and treating his medical patients as he does into spruiking for SergeCorp he wouldn’t be under investigation by the HCCC.
On the subject of your last article, and I repeat myself here, I predicted the outcome with regard to Lance Martin’s little fury releasing itself by abusing yet again another government agency, this time, the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing(OLGR). You see Ms Hansen, I have chosen to deal with the likes of Lance Martin and his mouthpiece Esther Rockett by welcoming with openness and full transparency all the false accusations, and hence the vexatious complaints, that the pair have been presenting to various Government departments. How much money does a baseless hate campaign cost the Australian Government? Now, Ms Jane Hansen, there’s a story, the story of wasting taxpayer’s money and crucial time and resources on nothing but false accusations.
Like the 150 complaints cult investors submitted to the ACCC about me – 4,500 pages of materials – that didn’t go beyond the assessment stage? And the five reviews the cult psychologists demanded when the complaint they made about me to AHPRA was found to be lacking in substance?
On the very good and planned side of the ledger, on our part of course, is the fact that we have amassed a great volume of facts and outcomes with regard to the lies being hurled at me, my business, and those who choose to use our services. As to the facts, on our side, I will remind you that we were not even requested or required by the OLGR to submit a response to Lance Martin’s attempt to pull another of his imagined trump cards. The NSW OLGR simply saw through the mendacities.
Unbeknown to us, the NSW OLGR wasn’t able to investigate complaints related to the public benefit test as it’s outside their remit.
Did you, Ms Hansen, do the right thing by the Australian people and print the outcome of the story you concocted? No. And that level of disregard for your readers will eventually find its right outcome also. And here is another question for you Ms Hansen: are you as a journalist in collusion with liars, Trolls and CyberAbusers?
May I remind you that I have extensive factual evidence when I say — ‘liars, Trolls and Cyber Abusers’, and I am very aware of the sources of your ‘articles’, if they can be called that. In this regard, and under the same question, I would like to ask you to explain, indefined detail, what you signify is ‘the criticism, the abuse, the name calling and attacks on credibility’ when taking into account the often vile and demeaning blogs perpetuated and encouraged by Esther Rockett and Lance Martin?
We could start with the scores of webpages published by the cult and tens of thousands of vilifying comments from Esoteric students calling us criminals, liars and mentally ill, or cult members with no qualifications or experience of my practice attempting to discredit my professionals skills. Cult members hassling my childhood neighbours to find out if I have any history of mental illness, and entering my work premises with the intent to entrap me with false complaints. Accusations of domestic abuse from people who characterize questions as abuse. A couple of individuals characterized as stalking, bullying and trolling a multimillion dollar commercial conglomerate, hundreds of investors, their legal team, their legal fund and their security firm, for researching and asking questions on a range of misconduct, and submitting official complaints.
I could go on, Ms Hansen, such as asking you for evidence of Lance Martin’s claim that he and his then wife now ex wife spent $70,000 at Universal Medicine, an amount that was never spent and thus Martin cannot prove it, but I won’t in this communiqué.
Serge knows how much the ex spent because his inner heart knows more than any scientist. He also knows UM prefers cash and doesn’t issue receipts. But our readers who have loved ones in the cult know of the constant outpouring of funds for repeat attendances at workshops, courses and events, and countless healings. Not to mention the money for nothing products and the donations.
And so, may I conclude by stating that exposing credibility is the right of every human being when lies are being written about one’s business, about them as a person along with many others who are targeted and, in this particular case, when the journalist who is supporting these lies refuses to correct them even when provided with the fact that the complaint YOU based your story on was baseless.
The regulators don’t regard the complaint as baseless, which is why they required Serge to sign an undertaking agreeing he would not profit from the College of Universal Medicine charity. It was a near identical finding to that of the UK Charity Commission on his Way of the Livingness sham religion, which was denied charity status.
Anyone who has read the complaint – available at this link (big download, long read at 50+ pages) – has shared our concerns about exploitation, rorting, molestation and other antisocial teachings, practices and behaviours. Except for the ACNC, where there has been exodus of investigative staff since its establishment. I ask for the assistance of readers and the general public in pressuring the federal government to meaningfully enforce the public benefit test for charities.
Remember, Ira McClure did not spend a cent with Universal Medicine, you printed that story and YOU supported and took to print the fabricated stories of Lance Martin and Matthew Sutherland about their ex partners, without the slightest bare minimum of decency extended to the women concerned as to their version of events.
Their grubby version was already papered all over the cult’s propaganda sites, packaged as ‘truth’, ‘love’ and the *facts*. Corrections prohibited.
I have heard some say that ‘truth has a funny way of showing itself”, I say, truth has a very meticulous path that it follows as it inevitably surfaces for all to clearly see.
In truth,Serge Benhayon UM Facts Site
Sergio set a deadline for Jane’s response, but only published a couple of lines. Still, that’s more than they’ve ever published of my responses and corrections.
‘And regarding the cyber abuse you talk about, will I’ve had a fair taste of it since I wrote a valid story regarding the complaint to OLGA.
So I have had a fair taste of what detractors have endured for questioning Universal Medicine. This is a valid story’