In April the UK Court of Appeal ruled to protect a nine year old child from the harmful effects of Universal Medicine, which include alienation from her father. It ordered the girl’s UM follower mother to break from the cult in order to retain shared care. The Appeals court referred the case to the Family Court Division of the High Court to rule this month on whether the mother had taken the necessary steps to do so. In a decision handed down last week the Family Court ruled that the child should live full time with her father and have extremely limited contact with her mother for the time being.
The UK Court of Appeal has published a landmark ruling to protect a child from the harmful effects of Universal Medicine, which include alienation from her father. Her mother, a UM follower, has been ordered to break from the cult to be able to retain shared custody. The decision has been reported in UK’s Mirror and The Times.
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
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
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.
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.
The 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#
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.
On 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:
Emeritus Professor John Dwyer of University of New South Wales examines Universal Medicine’s controversial activities as a purported health service. He takes aim at UM’s bogus esoteric therapies, misconduct among its medical promoters, and the lack of action by regulators.
The Conversation Why consumers need better protection from dodgy health care: the case of ‘Universal Medicine’ 10 May 2018
Doctor who gave patient medical history to Universal Medicine ‘cult’ stands down from AMA ABC News Online 2/5/18
Last year, the NSW Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) investigated a complaint that private medical information was improperly disclosed by lung specialist Dr Samuel Kim to head of Universal Medicine, Serge Benhayon. The IPC made its finding in March.
The Northern Star, a News Ltd paper, continues to promote and protect the controversial occult healing corporation, Universal Medicine. Its report on the research controversy at University of Queensland whitewashes critical facts.