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.
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.
In 2014, Serge Benhayon stated to the NSW HCCC that he has a current Working With Children Certificate. It needs to be taken away from him immediately, for a host of reasons we’ve already documented, including his cavalier attitude to inappropriate touching, the exposure of children to sexually explicit subject matter and the use of covert hypnosis in exorcistic practices at Esoteric events. And then there’s his questionable history with his current wife.
While the Sunday Telegraph, the ABC and the Echo have now reported on the launch of an investigation into the College of Universal Medicine’s charitable fundraising authority, Serge Benhayon and his trusty UM *Facts* and defamation team have lunged into propaganda free fall – lashing out at critics and making laughable charades of innocence. It’s painting a compelling picture of the college’s ‘utmost integrity’ and Sergio’s commercial religion of ‘every day self-loving choices’.
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.
Universal Medicine cult leader Serge Benhayon’s public lies are now so numerous they’ll soon take up their own dedicated blog page. They’re also so audacious Benhayon has extended his dishonesty to making false statements to regulatory authorities, which is an offence under state and federal laws. A decision letter from the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission about Benhayon teaching inappropriate touching at Esoteric Healing Workshops states that Benhayon has a current working with children’s certificate. A check with the Office of the Child Guardian reveals he has not. [Correction: subsequent checks have shown he gained or renewed the check on January 19, valid until 2019] But that is only one of several false statements made to the regulator by Serge and now Miranda Benhayon.
Universal Medicine followers will easily recognize the statements as false, but will they persist in believing in their guru’s utmost integrity? And more importantly, what excuses will the HCCC make this time for failing to adequately investigate and failing to act?