In past months, Serge Benhayon and Paula Fletcher, his solicitor at Universal Law, Mullumbimby, and mother in law of his son, have made Freedom of Information requests for copies of our official complaints to regulators and correspondence with parliamentary offices. We think if Benhayon and his conflicted legal Brides are able to view our complaints, then the public should have that access too, which is why we’re posting them here, with my thoughts on why they’re requesting them.
The files are large and the longest is 84 pages in case you’re watching your download limit.
My complaint to the NSW Office of Fair Trading about Universal Medicine and rubbish chakra-puncture. Decision letter is included in the link.
In case UM starts burbling about how the regulators congratulate them on their integrity, the Fair Trading decision letter says no such thing. No action was taken for the time being, but it’s hardly an endorsement of the extensive fraud described in my complaint.
…in relation to the alleged misleading and deceptive conduct of Universal Medicine Pty Ltd.
Your complaint information was given consideration in conjunction with the investigation of deceptive and misleading conduct against Universal Medicine Pty Ltd relating to possible breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
Fair Trading does not intend to take any further action at this time. Your concerns have been noted and entered into the Fair Trading database for future reference and consideration in future compliance programs undertaken by Fair Trading. Fair Trading Complaint Decision Letter
I’ve blogged previously on the Universal Medicine charity complaints outcomes. The UK charity, The Sound Foundation Charitable Trust, was issued with a mandatory compliance plan over trustee conflicts of interests and issues of public benefit. In Australia, Serge Benhayon was required to sign an undertaking he would not profit from the College of UM charity. And the cult have been plastering the internet with professions of his ‘integrity’.
Why the FOI requests?
It might be an attempt to deter complainants and scare us into thinking Serge and his legal team, including Brisbane barrister, Charles Wilson, might sue us for defamation or some other garbage. They won’t sue for the same reasons they have never served me with a legal notice – they’d lose, and get a truckload of adverse publicity.
However, I suspect the main reason is that they want to find out exactly what they are getting away with. My complaints, and the evidence therein, show that UM is a fraud. It’s an abusive, exploitative sham religion engaging in misleading and deceptive commercial conduct, preying on vulnerable targets and attempting to intimidate critics and complainants. The complaints and the decision letters show just how useless and inert are regulators are, and it’s in UM’s interests to quantify how much they can bend or break the law and get away with it. Regulatory inertia have emboldened them, and they fully intend to continue, and expand their rorting and abuses. It’s business as usual.
So will Serge make the complaints and the decision letters available in full to his followers for them to make their own assessment? Assuming any of them are capable of thinking for themselves.