For a year and a half I’ve been blogging about my experience of Universal Medicine, working to expose their harmful practices and bring Serge Benhayon and associates to account. Knowing a defamation writ against me would be unsuccessful, the cult has tried a series of bizarre stunts to shut me down. The latest is another baseless complaint to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority, with whom I’m registered, and a monumentally silly whinge to the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission – the scale of which beggars belief.
Observers of the Universal Medicine mess are dumbfounded by how the cult has gotten away with their abuses so long. As evidenced by the Brides of Serges’ righteous barrages against me, the group deters victims from speaking out by pitting them against an army of self-loving Eso-evangelists.
The harassments so far
- Beginning October 2012, the cult applies to Google to have this and the Universal Medicine Cult blog removed from the Blogger platform, and for links to be removed from the Google search index, with a claim they intend to sue us for defamation. Although we’re labelled hate bloggers and trolls, defamation action is never attempted.
- Universal Law sends legal threats to individuals and groups who have corresponded with me, including groups assisting ex followers and their families, and journalists.
- May 2013, Rebecca Baldwin falsely accuses the ‘hate bloggers’ of false accusations.
- Mystic dentist, Dr Rachel Hall, tries to have me arrested for stalking for sending her two emails five weeks apart asking her to stop promoting a sexual predator. The last was a reply to her threatening reply.
- Cult members write numerous complaints to the WordPress platform complaining our blogs are hate blogs.
- July, August 2013, Serge Benhayon, through Paula Fletcher of Universal Law solicitors of Mullumbimby, and several followers make false complaints of copyright infringement and trademark infringement to WordPress.
- October 2013, cult psychologists, Marianna Masiorski, Brendan Mooney and Caroline Raphael, make a complaint to AHPRA of ‘slander and harassment’, ‘organized criminality’ and that I’m unfit to practice my profession because I have an ‘undiagnosed mental illness’.
- Masiorski, Rebecca Baldwin, Real Media Real Change’s Sarah Davis and Desiree Delaloye sent me Christmas demands that I remove all reference to them and their public promotions of UM from my blogs.
- Desiree Delaloye et al open the Debasing Evil 101 network on yammer.com to allow large numbers of UM followers to bad mouth me and my analyses of their activities in a secret, password protected site, safe from the threat of having to defend their faulty groupthink to outsiders.
The Google complaints succeeded in having our UK and Australian URLs shut down (the blog stayed up in the USA), so we moved to WordPress. They also succeeded in having some links removed from Google search results, but the rest of the above went nowhere. We hear the cult is shutting down the very leaky Yammer bitch session.
On 6 February 2014 AHPRA received a notification from a person who wishes to remain anonymous about you under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (the National Law). A summary of the notification is as follows:
- that you are incapable of practicing clearly and in the best interest of your clients
- that you have no insight into how personal conduct affects professional integrity
- that you have no respect for the Boards processes.
- that you have provided inappropriate information via social media
- that you are not managing your personal issues and psychosis and this is affecting your ability to practise in a professional and ethical manner.
The Board will now conduct an assessment of this notification to decide whether or not further action is required.
Two guesses which anonymous love-ly submitted that, but most of our readers will guess it in one.
AHPRA asked me for a response to the above, but seeing the complaint contains no evidence, there’s nothing to respond to, and it’ll be dismissed as having no substance just like the nearly identical complaint from the cult compromised psychologists.
Our anonymous complainant still hasn’t comprehended the concept of defamation either, despite all the cult’s accusations against me. One wonders if that particular ‘lover of humanity’ would be willing to present some evidence of my alleged psychosis in a court of law, and then answer some questions about ‘the evil lodge’, entity possession and the Four Lords of Form on horseback.
Spamming the ACCC
Anyway the AHPRA thing is nothing compared to what I’ve saved for last – the cult’s complaints to the ACCC. In December a little birdy dropped something cryptic into bunker intelligence mentioning the ACCC and UM student complaints. The bunker staff couldn’t work out what that meant, and the Lord of Form thought some ex students might have made a complaint to the Office of Fair Trading over the Esoteric Practitioners Association sham ‘accreditation’, but no.
For Christmas I received the demands from a select group of Brides, saying my pointing out their financial and other connections with Universal Medicine was damaging their business, and that I should remove all reference to them from my blogs. I agreed to take them down if they agreed to stop promoting Serge.
By then they were amid their run at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. As one of the messages from the Yammer Debasing Evil debacle reads, it was ill fated:
During and after the ACCC there were so many comments about how we were never going to let comfort get in the way of true expression and how we were always going to make an effort to express where it was needed.
The Lord of Form still found it hard to believe they’d make a complaint about me, or us, and with good reason. Although solicitor, Paula Fletcher, cited the tort of injurious falsehood and misleading and deceptive conduct proscribed by section 18 of the Australian Consumer Law in schedule 2 of the Australian Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) in the cult’s complaints to Google, even the most decrepit and inebriated of the bunker staff knew complaints about my blogging were not a matter for the ACCC.
You’d think a lawyer or four would know that.
Curious, I applied to the ACCC through Freedom of Information asking for a copy of the complaint about me. At that point I suspected it had been submitted by the impressive Universal Law solicitors.
Although the ACCC refused the request, the refusal was like Christmas had come all over again, except more fun.
Much, much more fun.
The ACCC is giving serious consideration to refusing the request as currently framed under section 24 of the FOI Act on the grounds that the work involved in processing the request would substantially and unreasonably divert the ACCC’s resources from its other operations…
On advice from the relevant line area your request, as it currently stands, would involve consultation with approximately 150 third parties, would capture approximately 4,553 pages of material and I have formed the view that over 20 hours of staff time would be required to draw together the relevant documents…
In addition, I consider that, conservatively estimated, 1,149 hours of staff time would be required for tasks including examination of documents, consultation, copying of documents and notification of decision…
Processing this request would, in my view, be a substantial diversion of the ACCC’s resources within the meaning of section 24AA(l). To place it in context, the estimate above, if one person were dedicated to processing your FOI request, working 5 days a week, the person would require over 31 weeks to complete your request. It would require more than three staff members to work full time, 5 days a week, on your request alone to process the request within 60 days.
No, you haven’t read wrong. 150 self-loving Esoteric students submitted complaints about me to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, averaging 30 pages of material in each complaint. The officer at the ACCC who wrote the response said he hasn’t seen the complaints, but thinks the bulk of the 4,500 pages consist of attachments.
We’re used to hyperbole from UM, but this is a new stratosphere of silliness. Considering the number of lawyers attached to this group, whose numbskulled idea was that? In spite of the time they must have spent assessing and dismissing 150 complaints and wondering what on earth that lot were thinking, the ACCC thought the claims so insubstantial they didn’t see any necessity in informing me.
I’ve since revised the FOI request to something more doable, and apologized to the nice officer. If I’d known the scale of the stupidity, I would have narrowed it down. The ACCC can’t tell me at this stage whether the request will be granted, but if and when I receive documentation, you can guess where I’ll be putting it.
As hilarious as this last episode is, it’s a little over the top. Yes?
As is hundreds of them complaining I’m bullying THEM.
The students need to ask themselves how far is the delusion going to go?
If I was guilty of injurious falsehood or defamation, Universal Law would have mounted a defamation action, it would have been sorted out in court over a year ago, WordPress would have used the court order to shut our blogs and that would have been the end of it.
It would have saved the Esoteric students the trouble of making fools of themselves with all those futile complaints and whatever harebrained schemes they might hatch next to try and shut me up.
Yet, even if they could silence us now, it won’t stop what’s coming to Serge Benhayon. I’ve said it before – it won’t be us that brings Serge and UM to account, but his past, and the facts. And people with much more authority.