Universal Money – ABC News on the College of Universal Medicine charity’s ATO woes – updated 2 November 2019

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College of UM director & Unimed Brisbane co-owner Susan Scully & UM CFO Deborah Benhayon ran a CoUM course on money

Universal Medicine cult received hundreds of thousands in charity donations from prominent donors – ABC News

14 September 2019 Josh Robertson reported that a Brisbane multimillionaire donated $300,000 to the College of Universal Medicine in 2013. Ex Star Casino boss, Neil Gamble, donated $50,000. The money was refunded to them and the other donors after the Australian Tax Office conducted a lengthy investigation and found the ‘College’ is not a school, and its directors had breached their duty to protect public assets. The ATO subsequently revoked the charity’s tax deductible gift recipient endorsement and wound up its gift fund.

But you’d never know any of that if you believed any of Universal Medicine’s bent publicity. SEE UPDATE AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST

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ABC News: SA police officer led Universal Medicine’s criminal complaints against critic

ABC News Josh Robertson exposes documents showing Sergeant Eric Walsh of South Australia Police led fellow Universal Medicine devotees in a campaign to have me criminally charged. The basis of their complaints? Blogs and social media posts I wrote criticising the group, and particularly the activities of its associated health professionals in promoting a toxic quackery scam.

Link to online report: SA police officer led ‘dangerous cult’s’ attempts to have critic criminally charged

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Universal Medicine cult in the NSW Northern Rivers

On 19 March 2019 I gave a talk in Lismore on the Unimed cult’s disruptive behaviour in the Northern Rivers. A lively audience of over 200 people came to the Lismore Workers Club to hear me speak for an info packed 2 hours. The recording with the slideshow is now available on YouTube.

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Universal Medicine in University of Queensland medical research controversy – updated March 2019

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Unimed Living – UQ PhD student Christoph Schnelle with wife, Unimed Living Pty Ltd company director, Nicola Lessing

Universal Medicine made news for bogus ‘medical research’ allowed by University of Queensland’s school of public health, with two papers published in international medical journals. The studies were full of very serious flaws and the authors, longstanding Universal Medicine cult promoters, failed to declare very serious conflicts of interest. The University’s failure to retract the papers, even after UM was found to be a fraud and a socially harmful cult, is just one more example of authorities acting against the public interest. In this case putting the interests of a dangerous cult before public health and the advancement of science and medicine.

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Universal Medicine accountability – harm minimisation notifications post Benhayon v Rockett

QuillThe Supreme Court of NSW has published its final determination on Serge Benhayon’s unsuccessful defamation claim against me. The document can be used by any member of the public to seek assurances that anti-social cult Universal Medicine does not continue its harms into the future. See below for a proposed template for making notifications about UM.

The court’s final determination reflecting the jury’s findings is available at this link: https://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/decision/5c772e44e4b0196eea404c09#

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Esther wins Benhayon v Rockett defamation proceedings

Northern Star headline Serge Benhayon leader Universal Medicine cult

Northern Star 20 October 2018

On 15 October 2018 a four person Supreme Court jury unanimously vindicated Esther Rockett after a three year court battle against Universal Medicine cult leader, Serge Benhayon. Read about the court’s findings on the blog article: Benhayon v Rockett victory at last and the way forward.

Esther thanks all of her supporters and her legal team for all their efforts in ensuring her success at trial. If you’re new to Universal Medicine see the Wikipedia overview the list of UM news reports, Esther’s other blog Universal Medicine cult exposed, and her YouTube video series Unpacking Universal Medicine.

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Benhayon v Rockett June 2018 discovery judgment

NSW Supreme Court Queens SquareOn 1 February 2018 I sought orders for Serge Benhayon to give further discovery and to provide sworn answers to interrogatory questions. Judgment was handed down on 20 June 2018. Read the judgment in full at NSW Case Law website: 

https://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/decision/5b2997afe4b0b9ab4020d0a0

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