There are hundreds of people on this website alone who have attested to Serge Benhayon’s outstanding integrity and there are countless more around the world who would confirm the same.
Serge Benhayon is widely recognised as a man who walks his talk and consistently offers outstanding care and wisdom to his many friends and students. Whether in his role as international presenter, friend or family man, he shows absolute dedication to living with warmth, openness and kindness for all and with such care to all the details of life that most are taken aback by the care that he shows each person. Most notice that he extends the same care and tenderness to all as that shown to his own family.
Those who have spoken up about Serge Benhayon’s integrity include hundreds of professionals from all walks of life (lawyers, doctors, psychologists, builders, engineers, business people, accountants, health care professionals) alongside homemakers and students. All have put their names to vouching for Serge Benhayon’s integrity.
For the past three years Lance Martin and Esther Rockett have attempted to take a cudgel to Serge Benhayon’s reputation, concocting all manner of lies and false allegations, including false claims about charity rorts, money laundering, tax evasion, financial and sexual exploitation, child molestation, paedophilia, anti-semitism and when all those empty accusations have been exposed as having no substance whatsoever, and every government complaint dismissed and seen for what it was – empty – they have turned to vague threats about revealing Serge Benhayon’s ‘past’, as if they have some dynamite up their sleeve.
Of course this imagined ‘evidence’ does not exist, in spite of Lance Martin offering it to all who might see it, when the request is made to present it he has consistently sidestepped the issue.
Lance Martin has also lied about the fact that there have been no requests to see his ‘evidence’. In spite of his claim that ‘At no time has anyone attempted to take up my offer to review information in good faith’, the Facts team led by myself have made an honest and public request to see Lance’s ‘evidence’ and have been met with the basic response that, according to Lance Martin, I am too stupid or brainwashed to understand it. What I do understand is that if this so called evidence was important, significant or of any value whatsoever, then the authorities would have acted, the fact that they have not speaks volumes about Martin’s claims.
It does beg to ask, that if there were evidence, that if brought to light would be the end of Serge, would not the end have been signalled long ago? The fact is, that like all Martin’s other ruses, there is nothing there, nothing to be uncovered, and nothing that is not already on the public record.
Martin has been at great pains for anyone to grab his story, it must be of great chagrin to Martin that the interest he has sought to garner with his sleazy innuendos about a dark past does not even make a dent in his nemesis’ reputation, since the man whom he loathes and has threatened that he ‘will bring down’ goes from strength to strength both personally and professionally, with sell-out events here and overseas and a new book in publication, as well as a growing and flourishing family.
The response to Martin’s vague threats about a dark past have been met by those that know Serge Benhayon with discernment – most have realised that Lance Martin is not a reliable source as far as any account of Serge Benhayon is concerned, all Martin has spread is lie upon lie about the man, furthermore, since you can judge a man by how he lives each day, it is not hard to dismiss Martin’s hyperbole, as Otto Bathurst writes,
“I don’t need to know about Serge’s past, because it is ALL there in what he lives and breathes right now. The unshakeable integrity, boundless love, absolute dedication, unfathomable work ethic, exquisite tenderness…..the list is endless…in it’s most simple everyday terminology; my-greatest-ever-truest-friendship…..that is all his past (and his future, and thus his now).”
Lance Martin has been at great pains to suggest these intelligent and discerning people who stand by Serge Benhayon and appreciate his integrity are liars or stupid or cannot somehow see the ‘evidence’ that he says he has. He has openly refused to present me with his earth shattering Serge destroying evidence, recently he wrote, addressing me as ‘clearly quite stupid’ and asserting that:
‘You would be the last person I would reveal any information to. Your role is to rationalise anything you don’t like away, and that is exactly what you would do with any information presented to you, as would the rest of the group. That is by definition stupidity.’
I would suggest that Lance Martin knows that his ‘evidence’ would not stand up to scrutiny, particularly forensic scrutiny.
In support of this assumption it seems that none of the government departments that Martin has approached with his ‘evidence’ have been persuaded that there is any substance to his ‘evidence’ either, so these intelligent and balanced witnesses that attest to Serge Benhayon’s integrity are in good company.
It also appears that no-one will ever see Lance Martin’s threatened ‘evidence’ and his hysterical claims that all would be revealed if only we could only see it, appear, like all other of Martin’s fabrication, to be hot air, perhaps with a sulphuric tinge.
Apart from Esther Rockett, a known Internet Troll, given the trail of internet complaints about his business dealings and his series of baseless complaints about Serge Benhayon to any government department where he might get a little traction, Lance Martin might be hard pressed to find anyone to vouch for his own integrity. He has claimed that he and Esther ‘have far more ‘integrity’ than all of the members and Serge put together’. Well declaring your own integrity is never a good look Lance, and as you yourself have stated ‘Just saying it doesn’t make it so’.
Nor does your collection of a handful of people with numerous pseudonyms and vested interests believing your lies make the ‘evidence’ real.
Esther Rockett appears as a lone voice vouching for Lance Martin’s integrity. In one of her multiple personality moments under the guise of Pranic Princess, Esther Rockett pipes in, referring to herself and Martin,
It is perhaps not needing a comment that Esther Rockett is herself vouching for her own integrity and that of Lance Martin through the guise of a pseudonym under which she has variously, viciously and falsely accused others of crimes that have never occurred.
It does pose the question – what do Lance Martin and Esther Rockett actually understand integrity to mean?
Martin claims that Serge Benhayon, anyone associated with Universal Medicine, the Universal Medicine facts team and myself apparently, have not ‘figured out what integrity really is yet’. But like many of the accusations that Lance Martin throws, the truth of the accusations and lies falls far closer to home than he can admit.
Integrity is a word that brings an idea of moral wholeness demonstrated by a consistency of thoughts, words, deeds and action. The word itself finds its root in the Latin ‘integer’, meaning ‘whole’.
As Chris James, a long time friend of Serge Benhayon points out – this man is of the highest integrity:
‘Serge Benhayon could be said, in this age, to be the defining point of integrity, with hitherto unseen congruity in his thoughts, words, deeds and actions, all of the most profound and incorruptible principles. And ALL, aligned to serve humanity.’
Does Lance Martin know what integrity is? It might be a hidden memory in some recess of his malignant thinking, but in evaluating his conduct and reflecting upon the actual meaning of the word, the application of ‘integrity’ to Lance Martin would require strained logic and a complete rewrite of his history to date.
Although, I must admit, Lance Martin is an expert at strained logic and revamping facts to bear no resemblance to truth.
Lance Martin’s conduct over the past two years online and off speaks for itself. We only need to consider his false accusations against Serge Benhayon to get a measure of the man – he accuses Serge Benhayon of: paedophilia; a corrupt relationship with his wife and ex-wife; manipulating his wife into a relationship with him; sexual grooming of young girls (current and past); an indecent interest in ‘young girls’ or ‘pre-pubescent, barely out of primary school girls’; money laundering; tax fraud; and appears to have supported Esther Rockett’s own false suggestions that Serge Benhayon had sexually abused both of his daughters. This long tirade of abuse, viewed in total, is simply ridiculous.
It would be laughable if it were not so disturbing that someone could concoct such elaborate and extensive fictions about people he knows little about and apparently convince himself that they are true.
Lance Martin has gone to great lengths to tarnish the reputation of the man he falsely accuses of being responsible for his marriage breakdown. With a seeming inability to examine his own deficits in his relationship with his ex-wife, Anna Douglass, Martin has pursued a vendetta against the man he considers responsible for his woes.
Martin’s accusations against Serge Benhayon for the problems in his life extend far beyond the end of his marriage, as he has also suggested, in a national newspaper, that the demise of his business in selling hotel accommodation online has also been due to Serge Benhayon.
In a characteristic sweeping into the dark recesses his forgotten murky business past, Martin takes no responsibility for his poor business record that includes a string of business name changes that appear to be an attempt to elude the impact of extensive poor business reviews and complaints online about his business practices, insolvency notices against two of his businesses, a judgement for non-payment of a business debt, as well as a public threat of deregistration from ASIC for one of his string of businesses.
Martin’s approach has been to try to tarnish Serge Benhayon with as much muck that he hopes will stick irrespective of the known and provable facts.
A campaign of personal revenge
Lance Martin has not hidden his campaign of personal revenge, although he has had Esther Rockett dress it up as a form of health care activism and anti-cult rhetoric. This is a thin veneer for a personal crusade for revenge.
He has been unequivocal in his aim to see Benhayon’s business Universal Medicine ruined and Serge Benhayon himself in jail, writing under various pseudonyms he has asserted:
‘Just let it be know that the sting may have gone, but the resolve hasn’t. Bringing you down is a commitment and it will happen.’ (as ‘Concerned Partner’)
‘Friendly reminder for Serge and family. We’re still here, and we’re a little less vocal because the effort is being put into making sure you are out of business ASAP. Now ain’t that spherical.’
In another of his disturbing threats under the pseudonym ‘Concerned Partner’, Lance Martin posted this disturbing comment on the Rick Ross Cult Education forum:
‘Don’t worry Serge, it is not like it is ending soon. The people out there who know who you are (that is many people in many places high and low), are hard at work collecting, collating, organizing, presenting. You cant escape what has happened, even if you think you have. And you cant undo what you have done, even if you try. Reality can’t be changed because you say it is not real no matter how often you tell that story. It is marching relentlessly towards you- your karma, in this life. The truth will be known, and they will be set free.
Rest well my friend.’
Just to be clear there was no story or anything Serge Benhayon had supposedly done. Martin had become fixated upon his obsession that his marriage had ended because of Serge Benhayon – a matter that Lance Martin has been unable to stand corrected upon, in spite of his ex-wife explaining to him that she left because the marriage was failing and that she had become unable to live with his manipulation, control and bullying any longer.
Esther Rockett, writing under her pseudonym Darkly Venus has also made her intentions known:
What needs to be emphasised here is that there is nothing that Serge Benhayon has done that could possibly warrant any time in jail.
All he has had to answer to are the countless lies and baseless complaints that Lance Martin and Esther Rockett have presented to Government bodies. Lance Martin’s complaints to government departments have become part of his stated agenda to bring Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine ‘down’.
The use of complaints processes is a well-recognised strategy for ‘nobbling competitors’ or someone whose views you do not like – and it is growing in prevalence. This issue was addressed in February 2012 by the Director of the Immunology and Infectious Diseases Unit at John Hunter Hospital in a submission to the NSW joint parliamentary committee of inquiry into health care complaints and complaints handling in NSW, where he identified the HCCC complaints process as ‘the most effective and risk free method of nobbling one’s opponents’ (1). To date, Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have made over 14 complaints to the HCCC against Serge Benhayon and health-care practitioners they have considered to be associated with him.
Writing as ‘You Know Who’s Brother’, Lance Martin has basically said that exposing the lies that the pair have told will make no difference. He rants:
‘Calling others a liar when you are the king of liars does nothing but encourage us to keep working to make sure you are out of business and hopefully somewhere where you can’t manipulate others. That’s a promise. There’s more to come Serge. You know what it is. Heads up’
When each lie has been exposed for what it is, a lie, it seems that Lance Martin has simply refocussed his fury upon those exposing him, for instance this writer has variously been accused of being an ‘attack dog’ or a ‘ferocious terrier’, or my personal favourite ‘drill sergeant for truth’ by Rockett, and Lance Martin has attempted to use various expressions to insinuate or directly accuse me of stupidity.
Their tactic is clear, when their complaints fail to hit the mark (as each and every one has for each is baseless), or are exposed as lies, attack the messenger.
Both Rockett and Martin have also turned on the regulatory bodies who have dismissed their claims, unable to see that their own claims want for any foundation in reality, they have called the regulators ‘pathetic’ or ‘dysfunctional’, and complained that the regulators will only act if there are ‘victims willing to come forward with names, dates and other evidence,’ what seems to pass by Esther Rockett’s and Lance Martin’s attention is that there are no ‘victims’ and the only complainants are themselves, with no facts and no evidence and no real witnesses.
For a measure of the man, Lance Martin has asserted that his own character is ‘relentless’. Martin writing as You Know Who proclaims:
‘But let me tell you about the ones you need to worry about if you already can’t get a measure of my character. I AM RELENTLESS. Just like Venus, because I have seen so much despair and grief because of the little worm you worship that I will not rest until he is stopped- by the authorities. I know what he’s done, and I know what he is doing, and while it is not quite a fait accompli- worse luck- it will happen. That’s a promise.’
It is certainly true that Martin has boasted that he is ‘relentless’, and although he sees this as a positive attribute, it seems this is true for him only in the most awkward way – for in spite of numerous failed government complaints he is unable to have any self reflection that his campaign is ill conceived, and although making up lies and pretending you have evidence might make good blog material (unfettered as it is by any requirement of fact checking), government departments and the various authorities Martin has approached need more than manipulative invective, they actually require facts that show what is being claimed.
Lance Martin cannot see the ACTUAL facts in front of him
Whatever Lance Martin has imagined Serge Benhayon has done, or apparently imagines he is doing, his imagined wrongdoings and strange projections bear no resemblance to the work and life of a man who works tirelessly to enhance the lives of others, and has been recognised countless times for this fact alone as well as the care and consideration that he shows all that know him alongside a harmonious family life that inspires others.
The measure of Lance Martin’s character however can easily be found in his fabricated accounts made to government and the lies he has spun to journalists, as well as his own ex-wife’s rather less than flattering evaluation of his character.
It seems his desire for revenge and his fury over his wife leaving him have blinded Lance Martin to seeing the ACTUAL evidence in front of him – that there are hundreds of people who attest to Serge Benhayon’s integrity (and these are people who could actually stand up in a court room – or in any investigation – and be evaluated as reliable and credible witnesses) and that there are hundreds of people turning their lives around and living healthier and more joyous lives because of the work that Serge Benhayon has so tirelessly presented.
All Lance Martin has, in contrast to Serge Benhayon, is a long list of failed government complaints, where clearly his ‘evidence’ was seen for what it represents – empty and baseless accusations, with only an internet troll, (by day an acupuncturist with a failed business) who has poisoned her own reputation by her vexatious and serial complaints and her malicious conduct online, as the sole person to speak for his ‘integrity’.
Yes, Esther Rockett considers the man who is using her to run his hate campaign and has used her as the fall guy, as her dearest friend and colleague:
‘I’d like to say I’ve worked with Lance now for nearly 2 years. Between us we’ve covered enormous ground in our efforts to bring UM to account. I couldn’t ask for a better, more capable and more supportive colleague…
…. Before I joined, Lance had done the networking among families affected and some investigative groundwork that allowed me to gather the information I needed to expose UM on my blogs. His support has been invaluable, and I really couldn’t ask for a better friend.’
Yes Esther Rockett has put it on the public record that
1) she ‘joined’ Lance Martin – and we thought Esther considered that ‘joining’ is something that followers of a cult do, we assume she ‘follows’ him as well; and
2) that Lance Martin’s fabrications are the foundation for her vile blog material.
Does she seriously believe the litany of corruption and conduct that Martin has said Serge Benhayon is responsible for? Has she looked at Lance Martin’s ‘evidence’?
Accepting that Lance Martin has been told ‘things’ by unspecified third parties is not ‘evidence’ Esther. Made up allegations without anything to back them up is not ‘evidence’, it is lying. But then perhaps these ‘friends’ share the same moral compass and consider that lying is justified by their misguided cause; it is certainly true that Martin provides this less than erudite definition of ‘integrity’ of which Machiavelli would have been proud: ‘Integrity is about having the same values no matter what, and sticking by them.’
So perhaps, in Lance Martin and Esther Rockett’s world, ‘integrity’ means no more than sticking to whatever values you have, however morally bankrupt they are, so if you have the integrity of a gnat, or a gangster, or a Nazi, then according to Lance as long as you stick to your values you have integrity. It seems like a very morally reduced world to me. Lance Martin appears to believe that ‘the end justifies the means’, and like Machiavelli does not consider lies and deceit anathema as long as it supports his vengeful objectives – After all, he is ‘relentless’.
Anna Douglass has described her husband as a ‘pathological liar’ and certainly identified that before her husband’s obsession with Universal Medicine was kicked off by the end of their marriage, there had been no complaints about Universal Medicine, and that since this time Lance Martin has been ‘seeking revenge’ by concocting stories and making ‘unfounded allegations’, as she states, Lance Martin has ‘been consistent and relentless at getting any sort of attention and smearing Universal Medicine, he will go to extraordinary lengths, and will distort the truth to achieve this.’
Lance Martin – integrity, what integrity?
When Lance Martin and Esther Rockett claim ‘integrity’, I am compelled to say “integrity, what integrity?” and puzzle over their self-proclaimed claiming of this virtue.
In contrast, when I observe the activities and daily conduct of Serge Benhayon I know beyond a shadow of a doubt he is all he appears to be – a man I know personally to be the ‘defining point of integrity’.
As Serge Benhayon has said:
‘We are as transparent as can be. But lies are lies and no matter what ground the enemies of love and truth pretend to hold it is a bravado that will not hold against truth. A lie cannot withstand its own growth as it has no ground to grow from. It must bring in other lies to seemingly bolster and sustain. Meanwhile, we deepen, expand and evolve in, by and from the richest and most fertile soil of all — love and truth.’