The FACTS blog was created to counter the lies that Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have spread under the false guise of ‘exposing’ Universal Medicine. It has been dedicated to identifying the lies and malicious innuendos made up by Lance Martin and Esther Rockett in pursuit of their stated aim of ‘bringing down’ Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon.
Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have not cared who gets hurt as long as they achieve their stated aims, so it matters not if an entire family (with young children) is besieged by lies, or young women (well known in their community) are falsely labelled as sexual abuse victims or that Serge Benhayon’s own wife is falsely accused of being a ‘captive wife’ who had been in a sexual relationship and controlled by her now husband since the age of 13.
So when Esther Rockett complains that we at FACTS have:
‘In the past six months, they’ve dedicated two websites – dozens of pages to rotely repeating defamatory lies about me and others. It’s bullying aimed at deterring us from revealing more of the kind of facts that have harmed their recruitment.’
It has to be stated, that correcting lies is not bullying.
However, it is possible to suggest that the three blog sites by Esther Rockett filled with lies and the overhanging threat that she may create lies of any kind, made up at any time with the intent to harm her targets might be characterised as bullying.
What Esther Rockett and her current spearhead Lance Martin choose to ignore is what Serge Benhayon has taught on the subject of lies and liars:
“In the end a lie can only hold itself in liars and those who choose a lie over the truth. A lie can only gather and hold momentum whilst there are liars and, as I have stated before, whilst there are those who are just as bad if not worse than the liars; those who are willing give the lie the reality they need to momentarily repress their unresolved dilemmas.”
We have a very clear situation with regard to Lance Martin, Esther Rockett and co – the types of lies being hurled at Serge Benhayon, Universal Medicine, and the many others these liars have taken to lie about, suggests the depth of unresolved issues and conflicts in these liars. The ‘unresolved’ is life long, being vented towards the imagined trigger (whether it be Serge Benhayon, or any other whom they falsely imagine as the source of their problems) who has nothing to do with the cause of their unresolved hurts.
For instance, their latest attack, when all others have failed, was to accuse Serge Benhayon of anti-semitism, irrespective of the fact that Serge Benhayon has a Jewish heritage, has supported and consulted on a recent film by a Jewish filmmaker about the filmmaker’s Jewish heritage and has dear friends who are Jewish who are adamant that to call Serge Benhayon anti-semitic is ridiculous.
There are no ‘victims’
Our FACTS site simply presents the facts and corrects the lies that Esther Rockett and her associates have fabricated about whomever and whatever takes their malicious gaze. This in contrast to the three websites that Esther Rockett has maintained over more than two years filled with vitriol and lies. And many decent people have commented as such.
Whatever Esther Rockett’s claims of ‘revealing facts’ about Universal Medicine, she has none.
Her claims for imaginary victims to come forward have amounted to nothing – mainly because it is really only Lance Martin and Esther Rockett with a handful of miscreants that have created a problem that does not exist. As Esther Rockett has admitted, there is only a ‘a tiny number of us’ who have ‘continuously submitted complaints and notifications to regulators and the media’ admitting that there has been no action upon such complaints ‘because notifications are insufficient without victims’, and therein lies Esther Rockett’s thorn in her side –
Perhaps it may one-day dawn upon Esther Rockett, THERE IS NO HARM. As Esther Rockett admits:
‘but at every stage it’s me that’s instigating complaints and questions and pushing the politicians… Mostly me and mostly alone, working full time at this at my own expense, while I have a day job and my own responsibilities. I then get accused of trying to aggrandize myself.
The complaints would have a whole lot more clout if it wasn’t just one or two of us writing these letters.’
And what has resulted from a litany of complaints? Pure failure. Or, no result other than the fact that Universal Medicine is clear, clean and thoroughly innocent of all of Lance Martin and Esther Rockett’s false allegations.
Esther Rockett has no support for her baseless claims and her calls for ‘victims’ to ‘come forward with names’ have yielded none. Not because, as Esther Rockett claims, there is fear of reprisal, there has been none in Esther Rockett’s case or in anyone else’s, but because there are no victims or anyone ‘harmed’ by Universal Medicine’s work.
In fact, there are thousands of success stories about Universal Medicine, each describing a turnaround of life that was heading along the current world trend of ill health.
In short, there is an extraordinary story in pioneering work yet to be adopted widely, and it is this very real success that is being unscrupulously attacked. But the beauty and consistency of time will show this to be the case. As Serge Benhayon has taught: “history is on the side of truth, not the liar”.
Before Lance Martin sold his deceitful story to Esther Rockett in 2012, there had not been any complaints about Universal Medicine or Serge Benhayon. It is Esther Rockett alone, with a couple of allies (with their own private agendas that really should be resolved through marriage counselling or psychological therapy and not an internet hate campaign), who have been ‘running the show’ conducting a litany of seemingly endless and baseless complaints, and as Esther Rockett admits it is ‘mostly [her] and mostly alone.’
This fact alone should surely give those who receive her ridiculous stories pause. It is a ‘one-woman’ show with her fellow circus performer, Lance Martin, that has made up the stories and we at FACTS have merely sought to clean up after their acts.
Despite Esther Rockett’s cries of Universal Medicine the ‘big bad cult’ are victimising me, it might be worth paying attention to the reality that those who are working on FACTS are not a ‘big bad cult’ but a small group of those Esther Rockett chose to cyber-bully and their friends who decided enough was enough.
If you are going to abuse others and lie about them, surely it is to be expected that you will need to answer for those lies? Is it such a surprise that others will seek to correct the abuse?
Exposing facts is not threatening, intimidating or harassing
(a young woman Esther Rockett has variously accused of being ‘a sex abuse apologist’, having a ‘self righteous participation in molestation’ and ‘performing sexually abusive practices’ , amongst other things) asserts, using the pseudonym Darkly Venus:
So it seems, that Esther Rockett understands that there is no threat made by holding someone to account for their actions as indeed we have done of her on this Facts site, despite her angry protestations. It must be said that each and every matter we have raised can be supported with evidence and on the other hand, Esther Rockett would be hard pressed to find any evidence for any of the activities she has accused her targets of.
We suggest that there is a constant menace emanating from Esther Rockett and Lance Martin by way of their inexcusable conduct of creating lie upon lie about whomever they please and about whatever they come up with in order to satisfy their malicious agendas. Esther Rockett proceeded to explain:
For the first time I actually agree with you Esther. Exposing the facts is not defamatory, and it is defamatory to publish lies.
As the pages of this blog site show, Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have published nothing but lies about Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon and others and it would be hard pressed to find one truth, except perhaps the barest outline of the facts, but nothing more.
Esther Rockett uses her fantastical account of victimisation to excuse a complete lack of evidence for any of the lies and fabrications she has told. It has been a catch-cry – that victims cannot speak for fear of being attacked. She has asserted to the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Committee (AHMAC) that ‘victims are too frightened to come forward due to retaliation from Benhayon’s faithful.’
However, Esther Rockett has no evidence whatsoever of intimidation of any kind and it is fallacious to assert she has been victimised when all that has been done is her identity publicly revealed and her lies exposed. This is now all part of history and Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have written their own entry, one that many have read and will read for a long time to come.
Esther Rockett’s identity had been known for over a year to Universal Medicine but nothing had been done, she had not been pursued, indeed her lies and antics were simply observed for 18 months before a small group of students decided enough was enough. It is preposterous that she could call exposing her lies and identity as a serial cyber-troll and cyber-bully as victimisation. Unlike Rockett, we have a mountain of evidence, actual evidence and not the concocted kind.
Esther Rockett’s publication ‘policy’ – an exercise in self-delusion
What is most curious is Esther Rockett’s apparent lack of self-awareness of her own conduct. She recently espoused her publication ‘policy’ which must be considered a work of desperate PR in an attempt to give some sense of credibility to her vicious personal attacks upon those who have been caught on her radar, since it does not accord with the history of her own publications. She claims, writing as Darkly Venus:
Hello S.T., you submitted one more comment which didn’t make publication. It was regarding the sexuality of an individual UMer.
To all readers; when I publish comments I have to consider whether I could be sued for defamation. I don’t mind posting comments provided they are based in fact and are in the public interest. I can’t post comments that are false, or we can’t verify with evidence, and/or are not relevant, are inflammatory or not in the public interest.
I’ve made some comments on my blogs to do with Serge’s sexuality and the general sexual manipulation and psychology within UM as part of a larger picture of the group psychology characteristic of cults, but we don’t single anyone out if it’s not relevant to the group’s practices.
Not only has Esther Rockett published numerous lies and allegations that she would never be able to establish as based upon facts, particularly those she refers to as comments ‘to do with Serge’s sexuality’ she falsely asserts that ‘we don’t single anyone out if it’s not relevant to the group’s practices’, when her blogs largely contain a sequence of abusive and personal attacks upon numerous individuals completely devoid of any relationship to Universal Medicine, but evidently based upon Esther Rockett’s delusional beliefs about the organisation and those remotely connected to it.
Esther Rockett attacks others for their sexual orientation
Esther Rockett’s suggestion that comments did not make publication because they related to the sexuality of an ‘individual’ Universal Medicine student flies in the face of her own malicious attacks upon Sara Williams and her indiscriminate publication of material that sought to vilify on the basis of sexual preference.
She variously presented on her blogs that Sara Williams was a lesbian who violates her clients and inferred that one of the modalities practiced by Sara Williams, the Esoteric Breast Massage is only practiced by lesbians. Following comments about Sara William’s sexual preference on the blog sites, this general comment was made by Esther Rockett, writing as Pranic Princess, after attacking Sara Williams for her professional association with a British Charity, the Sound Foundation. Esther Rockett remarks:
“And EBMers can only be women because lesbians NEVER sexually objectify other women. NEVER. And it’s much easier for women to brainwash other women that all men are bastards while handling their breasts after conning them it will assist their gynaecological disorders.’
As Sara Williams herself has said, in a dignified response:
‘Whilst it serves no purpose for me here to defend my heterosexuality or the sexual preference of the Esoteric Breast Massage practitioners, I will make very clear that a woman’s sexual preference is not an assessment nor required factor in her application to enter the EBM training program. As is practiced by any professional organisation or individual practicing with true integrity, a practitioner’s sexuality is not something that should preclude them from practicing with the assumption that it is a barrier to safe and respectful professional practice. If this were the case, governing medical boards and training institutions would not tolerate male obstetricians or gynecologists. Once again, we see here the deliberate strategy to undermine the practitioner.’
Esther Rockett’s attempts to paint herself in a respectable light and suggestions that she does not ‘single anyone out’ flies in the face of reality.
In other blogs we have identified her malicious and contemptuous attacks upon women where she has singled out Natalie Benhayon, Miranda Benhayon, Paula Fletcher (lawyer), Simone Benhayon (swim coach), Alison Greig, Serryn O’Regan (Solicitor and CEO), Dr Maxine Szramka. Others on her radar include Desiree Delaloye (graphic design), Rebecca Baldwin (web design), Dr Amelia Stephens, Dr Eunice Minford …. and this is just a small sample of the many individuals, particularly women, singled out for ‘special’ mention in Esther Rockett’s blogs, usually in a very malicious and derogatory way.
Esther Rockett – blind to her own vicious behaviour
What is key is that Esther Rockett does not appear to have any awareness that she is engaging in online harassment. Although there is no legal definition for this term in the statute books, online harassment has been recognised to include name-calling, attempts to shame others, and direct efforts to embarrass or humiliate people.
Research conducted by the Pew Research Center found that the most common form of online harassment is ‘being called offensive names or being personally embarrassed’ or humiliated (1). Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have an extensive history of name-calling and attempts to humiliate their targets.
Esther Rockett’s latest barrage of harassment attempted to humiliate the teenagers who had stood up and said, that despite Esther Rockett’s accusations, they were NOT ‘sexual abuse survivors’ but thriving and had only benefitted from their relationship with Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.
What did Esther do? Well, in a nutshell, Esther Rockett proceeded with an attempt to humiliate them and suggest in a ‘HOAX’ comment on her own site that the teenagers were mindless fools unable to speak for themselves or know their own minds or reality. In Esther Rockett’s attack, they were essentially described as so misguided that they would not know if they were being abused or not. Even our teenagers are not safe from her malicious abuse.
Answer our questions
It is interesting that the UM FACTS blog has sought to address all the malicious lies that Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have promulgated about Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon. Esther Rockett has made the constant cry ‘answer our questions’ – ‘why don’t you answer our questions?’
Well the UM Facts site has answered and countered the preposterous lies she and Lance Martin have made. There are a few more to go, two years of lies upon lies will take a while. But undoubtedly many of Esther’s questions have been answered; it is just that the answers have not suited her agenda.
The most recent blogs that have exposed Esther Rockett’s lies about sexual abuse and grooming have been met with derision by Esther Rockett. For 2 years she has called for abuse victims to come forward and asked ‘what really goes on in the Benhayon household?’ and this has now been answered with eyewitness accounts. Some articulate teens gave ample evidence of the truth – that there is no abuse, and nothing ‘unconventional’, bar an unprecedented love and support that has given them the power to make their own choices irrespective of peer pressure.
As Otto Bathurst comments – what was presented was:
‘A spectacular array of young adults living a life of self-care and integrity and responsibility. Actively choosing to reject the accepted norm of drugs, partying, sex and drinking. Which is ever more impressive in this day and age as these pressures get greater and greater and the accepted wayward behaviour of all young adults gets ever more extreme and abusive. To stand strong against all of that requires 100% strength and trust, requires a deep commitment, requires, above all, an absolute and unwavering knowing of their true selves and the innate amazingness that they are. Because they know this, they know it is worth protecting and nurturing. Because they know this, they don’t choose to run to all those vices. It’s a magnificent example and inspiration of how a young adult can live. The insane irony of all of this is that is the EXACT OPPOSITE of the behaviour one would expect from someone who has, as Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have inferred, been abused.’
What did Esther Rockett do with this evidence? She proceeded to malign and attack the teenagers who had spoken out, scathingly suggesting they did not (and in her view could not) write their own accounts of their experiences and could not write with authority about their experiences. She conveniently ignored the evidence that here was a group of teenagers (and only a small sample of the many) that were making healthy and mature choices about their own health and well-being. She suggested that their accounts had been doctored or written by others and that their own suggestions, that they had been treated with true care and respect, had to be false.
There is no reason given for such preposterous suggestions. We can only assume that once you have a lie then you need to keep it going or else it all falls apart and that Esther’s apparent fixation on every lie Lance Martin has concocted, reflects the fact that in Esther Rockett’s world, if Lance has said Serge has abused teenagers, then according to Esther Rockett it must be true.
How long can she sustain the lies and keep her tunnel vision alive in the face of real evidence to the contrary?
Rebecca, 17 after reading how Esther had treated her testimonial with utter contempt observed:
Did Esther Rockett bother to consider the teens might have to read her scathing remarks? Or her contemptuous HOAX comment where she attempts to humiliate those who have spoken up by suggesting that they are too stupid or manipulated to know if they have been abused?
What very clearly emerges is that the teens are more aware of where Esther Rockett is at, than Esther is herself. As Arianne (age 18) commented on reading Esther’s nasty assessment of their writing and the obvious implication that she could not think for herself:
‘the stench of desperation [in Esther Rockett] – noticed by everyone is growing. Anyone can pick that up. Running out of lies to tell … Unable to stop herself and admit and feel what she has done is making her stream into insanity.
…the fact that the detractors have NO evidence at all is so powerful and worth appreciating.
What I felt when I was reading the comments [by Esther] was the CLEAR untruth and unreliability in that if one lie is exposed which they had come to base everything off… Suddenly they’ve got to find another one… And then another one. Pathetic and ridiculous…anyone could see that there is no reliability in believing them at all.’
What is the saying – and ‘out of the mouth of babes’ comes truth and wisdom? How amazing…these articulate, of very sound and healthy mind and body, teenagers are serving Esther Rockett, a so-called ‘health-activist’, some great life lessons.
We note that Esther Rockett did not bring any real evidence of abuse or any real people forward, she has none, only a hoax comment by Esther herself pretending to be a damaged teenager harmed by Universal Medicine – we emphasise, there was no REAL person to write this – the real young people here only had positive things to say about Serge and Universal Medicine – however, the HOAX post (another of Esther’s completely fabricated lies) was an attempt to humiliate the teenagers who so courageously spoke out.
It is clear the courage that the teens have had to have, knowing that by speaking out that they would be the targets of Esther Rockett and Lance Martin’s maliciousness being directed at them. In this case, yet again, the pair expose themselves as the source of harm that they are.
So who is victimising whom? –
We suggest it is not those standing up to tell the truth in the face of Esther Rockett’s lies, rather it is Esther Rockett herself, a 44 year old woman who, in this instance, is attacking a group of teenagers and spreading her vitriol with young women, who are 14, 17 and 18 years old as her intended targets.
We have noticed that in spite of complaints to government with their spurious accusations of sexual abuse of minors and their false suggestions that they have so called ‘evidence’ that would prove their case, Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have only a spectacular history of failures in regard to such complaints.
We are aware of one government department (the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing) being obliged to refer such complaints to the police as they were received as part of a broader complaint about the College of Universal Medicine, but could not be dealt with by that office as they involved “serious allegations about criminal matters”, which we might assume included these putrid and false allegations of sexual abuse and grooming.
Not only was the complaint against the College dismissed by the OLGR but also the police have clearly evaluated whatever these allegations were and whatever ‘evidence’ was presented and elected not to pursue the matters raised. Again giving strength to the view that Lance Martin’s evidence is not worth the paper it is written on and is going the same way as his reputation.
There is no doubt that if such evidence existed it should have been sent to police and if it had been of any merit it would have been acted upon immediately. Since it has either not been reported to police or if it has, it has certainly not been acted upon, the inescapable conclusion is that there is no such evidence. As one of our younger blog contributors, Susie Williams, age 14 has observed:
What is crazy is that the truth has been presented, but as it does not fit within the parameters that suit Esther Rockett’s lies, she has to make up more lies to counter the truth, a never ending barrage of lies as Arianne, age 18, astutely identified above. Arianne is a young woman who is obviously perfectly capable of seeing what is really going on and calling it out. But what we have seen, is summed up in Alan Johnston’s acute observation:
It is almost irrelevant that every word that the teenagers wrote was their own, but what stands out is here is real evidence, real facts. It is not the evidence Esther Rockett’s wants as it does not fit with what Lance Martin has tried to feed her – calling into question her own mythology and Lance Martin’s vitriolic lies and accepting that there are no ‘victims’ other than those of Lance Martin’s furtive imaginings and Esther’s complicit fabrications.
I have asked Lance Martin for his supposedly irrefutable evidence of wrongdoing and like the excuses given to everyone else who has asked to see his evidence, he has again sidestepped the issue, by suggesting his evidence is only suitable for those who have an “‘open mind’ and want to weigh up the facts”.
‘I believe I am being challenged to furnish my ‘evidence’ in some lame school yard taunt over on the hate blog. Since I know that no one in cult-land is interested in the type of truth you don’t feel in your bones -but instead requires thinking-I reserve the right to present it only to those who can demonstrate that they have an ‘open mind’ and want to weight up facts, not those simply looking for a rationalisation of their cherished and erroneous “bone-sensed” beliefs. I believe Alison Grieg would definitely fall into this category.’
So for his ex-wife the evidence was apparently, according to Lance, too complicated and for Sarah Baldwin her requests to see the evidence were met with another barrage of conversation, continually trying to convince her that there was something, and every time the question of evidence was asked Lance Martin only produced more talking in circles and no actual evidence. And as for me, well despite my training in objective and forensic analysis, the evidence is ONLY for those who can ‘weigh up the facts’.
Do you mean join the dots on a treasure map Lance Martin and take a leap of fiction or faith and believe your fabrications?
We assume the police have been given your ‘evidence’ Lance?
How did that go?
As a note, I am not really one to ‘believe’ anything without incontrovertible evidence. Even your false assumption that I somehow adhere to any belief system without a foundation is more evidence of your characterisation of anyone associated with Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine as brainwashed idiots.
Sorry Lance Martin to rain on your parade, this is not the case and I am one case (an LLM (Hons) from Cambridge) that completely wipes out your ridiculous tale, as anyone who knows me would attest, and note that ‘anyone’ includes those who are not associated with Universal Medicine – including medical and legal professionals.
So when Lance Martin wonders to himself why no one ‘has had the spiritual largesse to ask a question, start a dialogue or seek to understand those that have concerns’, I have to say, well I have, I understand where you are coming from very well Lance Martin, your personal hurt and fury are so obvious I don’t need a psychology degree to notice it (although I have one), and I have asked to see your so called ‘evidence’ in order that I can more fully understand your ‘concerns’ and yet again surprise, surprise it is not forthcoming. Still waiting Lance.
No matter how much Esther Rockett and Lance Martin attempt to turn the tables upon us and accuse and pretend to their imaginary public audience that Universal Medicine students are victimising them in standing up and exposing their lies and abhorrent behaviour, it is clearly apparent that these two, are the real aggressors.
It takes little to observe Esther Rockett and Lance Martin’s:
- lies, lies and more lies
- swearing and profanities
- belittling language
- laughable and pitiful pseudonyms
- arrogant bluster regarding their position of abuse
- assertions that their lies are true with claims of ‘evidence’ that they never produce, or when they do it has been seen for the baseless fabrications it is and dismissed as ridiculous
- abusive language
- clear contempt and lack of respect for others
- aggressive online campaign of abuse
- targeting of individuals and their employers with their lies in the attempt to discredit highly respected professionals
The Internet needs to be a domain that is actively policed so that cyber-bullies and trolls such as Esther Rockett, Lance Martin and their anonymous cowardly gang can be held truly accountable.
Despite their protestations they are not the victims here – these two are a menace to true freedom of expression and free choice within society.
Their representation of bullying and intimidation levelled at this FACTS site is ludicrous, since all that has been done here is to address the lies promulgated by the pair – and since it appears to have been easy for them to create a multitude of lies, we will be here for a long time dealing with each one. Not bullying, not intimidating, simply openly exposing the lies they have spun.
Further Reading in the Esther Rockett and Lance Martin cry ‘victimisation’ series:
1) Bruce Drake, The darkest side of online harrassment: Menacing Behaviour, Pew Research Center, 1 Dec 2014′