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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The Conversation: Universal Medicine and the case for better consumer protection from quackery

 

Screenshot 2018-05-11 08.40.17Emeritus 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.

Link:

The Conversation Why consumers need better protection from dodgy health care: the case of ‘Universal Medicine’ 10 May 2018

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ABC News reports on Universal Medicine privacy breaches

Dr Samuel Kim Pulmonary Care

Dr Samuel Kim Pulmonary Care – has stood down from AMA Qld Council. Medical practice is an ‘Art’ but reincarnation is a ‘Science’

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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.

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Lismore’s Northern Star protects Universal Medicine

Kate_Greenaway-Twist-UQ Researcher

Embroiled in controversy – Universal Medicine research co-author, physiotherapist Kate Greenaway

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.

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News report: Universal Medicine in University of Queensland research controversy

Christoph Schnelle Nicola Lessing In your Interest Unimed Living
Unimed Living – UQ PhD student Christoph Schnelle with wife, Unimed Living Pty Ltd company director, Nicola Lessing
Links:

April 2018 reports: ABC News: University of Queensland launches investigation after researchers promote Universal Medicine ‘cult’

ABC Radio report: University of Queensland academics linked to alleged cult (four minute radio report with Professor Dwyer interview)

Vice: University of Queensland Faculty Members linked to healing cult

Echonet Daily: UQ Medical researchers UM connections

IFL Science: Scientists Accused Of Promoting “Cult” That Touts “Esoteric Breast Massage” After Study Published 

Update 14 May 2018: JMIR Expression of editorial concern

15 March 2019 UPDATE  Universal Medicine cult research conducted by devotees won’t be pulled by University of Queensland 

PhD student in the UQ’s school of public health, Christoph Schnelle, and eight other co-authors, including Sydney rheumatologist, Dr Maxine Szramka, and NHS Northern Ireland surgeon, Eunice Minford are under investigation by the university and two medical journals for alleged conflicts of interest in UQ approved research into UM practices.   Continue reading