Henrietta Chang is a Naturopath and Complementary Health Professional who works in a store in Ballina, New South Wales. She has been a regular contributor to commenting on the Facts blogs. It appears that her comments on the blogs have attracted some attention.
It is not clear why Ms Chang’s comments have attracted particular attention, however she recently had posted to her workplace a blank envelope containing a copy of our FACTS blog “Somewhere in a Galaxy Far Far Away Jane Hansen might find her integrity”, a copy of the scurrilous newspaper article that was amply dealt with in that blog, and the following letter:
It was sent anonymously and the clear intent was to threaten and intimidate. This conduct is an escalation of activity that takes the threats on Esther Rockett’s blogs to a new and concerning level.
Research has shown that Internet trolling is associated with sub-clinical psychopathy and narcissism and generally anti-social personality traits (Buckels et al 2014). What is also emerging is that obsessive stalking online can also dangerously shift offline. Stalking can take many different profiles, but includes situations where the stalker is looking for revenge against someone who has upset them and there is no doubt that their activities are intended to frighten, intimidate and distress the victim. Dr Lorraine Sheridan from the School of Psychology, University of Leicester, England, refers to the vengeful stalker, as the most dangerous type of stalker whose mission is to get even and/or take revenge against someone whom they perceive has wronged them.
Stalkers may use personal threats, complaints to law enforcement and local government, property damage, theft or killing of pet, letters or notes on the victim’s car or house, breaking into the victim’s house or apartment, or watching the victim’s movements.
There is a clear intention here to frighten and distress Ms Chang. There is a clear intention to say, “I know who you are, I know what you do and I know where I can find you”.
How is it permissible to stalk someone for writing a blog comment?
It is not the first anonymous threat – Another such offering was a pornographic picture with accompanying text to an organization that was renting premises for an event for Esoteric Women’s Health.
The writer of Henrietta’s letter is assumed to be a participant in Esther Rockett’s blogs and also have an interest in Ira McClure’s case and seems to have an intimate knowledge of Ira McClure’s circumstances. Ira McClure lives in the same town as Ms Chang.
We note that Jane Hansen of the Sunday Telegraph has published a follow up article of her series on Universal Medicine – a series where she has championed the fabricated stories of serial complainants and cyber-abusers Lance Martin and Esther Rockett as well as seemingly embraced the lies told to her by Ira McClure. Her next instalment claims that she and others have been bullied and victimised for ‘criticising’ Universal Medicine. It is worth considering that the term ‘criticism’ suggests you are critically evaluating facts and making an assessment based upon REAL facts, whereas these so called ‘critics’, who are now crying that they are being ‘victimised’ or ‘bullied’ for being ‘critics’, have brandished lies dressed up as facts or slanted their interpretation of so called ‘facts’ to lose any semblance of reality. In this regard they are not critics, simply individuals perpetuating lies.
What Jane Hansen perhaps should note is that her informant’s conduct is escalating – it is not Universal Medicine that is delivering personal threats – but her informants. What is clear is that the boundaries of the hate bloggers are slipping offline – this is characteristic of vengeful stalking – Hansen’s article appears to us to be supporting this kind of conduct, and must be giving the cyber-troll and cyber-stalker Esther Rockett and her gang immense sadistic pleasure as is characteristic of those who engage in such online conduct.
We also note that Ms Hansen has been making personal approaches and threats to individuals who have commented on our blogs – one of whom she had email contact details because the woman had previously been a subject of one of Ms Hansen’s stories – This use of an email address gained in her employment for the pursuit of her personal complaints is highly inappropriate. She has also demanded that individuals retract their comments made on our website.
As the sender of the letter sent to Henrietta Chang is anonymous, Henrietta asked that we publish this response to this anonymous threat.
Response to Anonymous who dropped off a ‘letter’ for me at work…
Today I received a ‘letter’ from you, a letter that was not signed and contained a series of photocopies. The letter arrived at my work, with my name, my profession and specific work address printed on a stamped, white envelope delivered to the door. In this ‘letter’ I was told that I am a “Naturopath by day and Cyber-bully by night”, that I was not in a position to ascertain that Ira McClure and Jane Hansen have lied in any way shape or form.
This was all based on a blog comment I made a few weeks ago, in response to supporting a friend and fellow health care practitioner. I have been given no forum to respond to this anonymous letter – instead I was simply told that I am gullible and that I have an aggressive nature by an anonymous writer with no return address.
Being an anonymous letter, I also have no way of ascertaining whom this came from. So this is why I have decided to write this blog – to let Anonymous know very clearly and publicly, and under my own name, might I add, that the game you are playing is not on. This game that you are playing is one that attempts to silence me and get me to back down from expressing the truth. This situation has not made me back down and hide in fear, what it has done is inspire me to make sure that others know that these things are happening in our society, that there is a twisted game being played and we are being targeted simply for speaking up about the truth.
So how is it that I actually came to be told that “accusing someone of lying is a serious matter” and that I cannot know that Ira McClure and Jane Hansen have lied? From the comprehensive and exposing forensic analysis presented in Alison Greig’s blogs, one does not need to be a rocket scientist to realise the collusion happening between Ira McClure, Jane Hansen and Esther Rockett. Once again, I do not need to have a degree in “Rockett” Science to put two and two together to realise that the physician in question in the Sunday Telegraph article must be Sam Kim, who I know is associated with Universal Medicine and thus targeted by Esther Rockett on her hate filled blog sites, as Alison’s articles so clearly reveal. And honestly, it takes just a small amount of common sense and simple forensic analysis presented by Alison Greig to see that Mrs McClure and Ms Hansen have not presented a factual account in their Daily Telegraph article.
If we assume that the practitioner in the article was Sam Kim, then I can state I know of Sam Kim – who is a friend as well as fellow health care practitioner, and I know of the work that he does both in Brisbane and the Northern Rivers. To make it absolutely clear, Sam Kim is bound by confidentiality laws and has never spoken to me about any client, the current matter included. To make innuendos suggesting anything otherwise is another desperate attempt to smear the reputations of anyone associated with Universal Medicine. However, I categorically stand as a character reference for Sam – he is a caring and compassionate man and doctor, someone who is always there to see the beautiful side of a person and at times one could even say that he sometimes ‘forgets himself’ in his passion and care of and for others. I know Sam Kim and I know that he would not ever mislead or have a lack of care for any of his patients. So, it is clear to me, that if indeed he is the physician referred to in the newspaper article, which in my eyes is obviously the case given from what I know as mentioned above, I know that what has been said are complete untruths, simply done to drag Dr Sam Kim and his name in mud. I also am clearly aware of the vile and desperate attacks on Universal Medicine and any person associated with Universal Medicine in an attempt to drag them in the mud too.
So the article of the Sunday Telegraph, written by Jane Hansen and based on Ira McClure’s ‘story’ is a clear attack on Universal Medicine and anyone associated with it – including a lung specialist, not named as such in the Jane Hansen’s article, but yet named so loudly in hate blogs targeting Universal Medicine and Sam Kim. It so happens that Ira McClure and Esther Rockett are regular contributors and co-conspirators in these hate blogs. Because of this, I cannot stand back and watch any respected health care practitioner being treated in this way – in fact, this is not the way to treat any person in society. It is totally unacceptable, just like any form of bullying, such as this anonymous bullying recently targeting me.
I am a health care practitioner – and practice naturopathy [which you, ‘Anonymous’, are so aware of already], and as a health care practitioner, I am well aware of the confidentiality laws that we and Doctors and all other health care practitioners are required to abide by. Again, assuming that the physician in the article was Dr. Sam Kim, and knowing the fact that he is legally bound to not disclose any information without the consent of his patients, does not give license to propagate and print lies about him. That is so cowardly and lowly – to make up lies about a well respected practitioner and a complementary health clinic who are making big changes in supporting peoples lives, health and well being – and then to propagate the lies by printing them in a newspaper!
And don’t let me get started about a journalist who is willing to write about something as clearly ridiculous as this story – a journalist who clearly does not research both sides and makes it appear that the physician ‘hung up the phone’ and was rude – when in fact it is known that they are bound by confidentiality laws. Imagine being cornered by a journalist to answer questions that legally you cannot answer? If you don’t answer the journalist you are accused of being guilty and wanting to hide something, but if you answer the questions you lose your job for illegal disclosure! How come this side was never mentioned by Jane Hansen in her article that so called got ‘checked for proof so that it could go to print’…?
And, another totally inappropriate and disrespectful action that potentially put other patient’s lives at stake was yet again carried out by Jane Hansen – according to Alison Greig’s article, Jane Hansen contacted Dr Sam Kim on his specific medical emergency phone (reserved for his patients in extreme or critical condition)…Hello?! What kind of respect does this show to people’s lives, and the invaluable role that health practitioners such as Dr Sam Kim play? What kind of journalism is this other than twisting situations in a way that suits their own agenda to attempt to hurt and damage another…?
And Jane Hansen colluding together with Ira McClure – wow – what can I say other than “What has the world come to?” and “How can anyone in their right mind, an adult human being even consider to speak and write such utter abuse about another person?” And yes, I know what your answer is going to be – that I am now the one abusing you and that you are now the victim. There is no abuse in exposing a person for lying – abuse comes from silence; from not speaking up when you know something does not sit right! You can keep playing games but it is becoming more and more ridiculous and obvious. In the end Truth always wins.
And dear Anonymous, you have also assumed that I do not know Alison Greig…this is a big mistake. I have known Alison Greig for many years now.
I have witnessed Alison Greig blossom into expressing the amazing woman that she is – a woman that is not scared to say things as they are, a woman who has inspired me so much with the leaps and bounds that she has taken over the years, a woman that speaks the truth and nothing but the truth. Alison does her research and presents FACTS. It is just unfortunate that you don’t like the facts that are there presented. Assuming that I do not know the integrity of Alison Greig, and that I do not know the integrity of the UM Facts team is just another way for you to attempt to make me look un-intelligent, incapable of thinking for myself and gullible. I know Alison, and Alison knows me – I know that what she writes are well documented facts, never to bring another down, simply there to call out what is not right/not true and to shed light by presenting the sides that were never talked about by the journalists in their so called articles.
Alison Greig would not call me a cyber-bully as you have stated in your anonymous letter. She knows a cyber-bully inside out – call her and ask, if you like.
So let’s get back to the letter I received today whilst I was at work tending to clients. Remember that this letter was not signed, had no information about the sender, and was directed at me, with my name and profession and work address. An anonymous posting – and not intended to be a pleasant one.
To me it is clear that this letter delivered to me today, came with much more than what can be seen with the naked eye. It came with a clear subliminal threat saying “I know who you are, I know what you do and I know where I can find you”. Essentially this is a form of stalking.
Anonymous letters are the kind that a person can hide behind – they can say what they like and take little responsibility for it. It allows them to stay hidden whilst attempting to control, manipulate and/or bully another. Cowardly to say the least.
Dear Anonymous, I would like to ask you if you have any idea what game you are actually playing – if you even realise the control-manipulation-and-bullying-game that you are buying into and aligning with – the same control, manipulation and bullying that I am committed to exposing, alongside Alison Greig and the rest of the UM Facts team.
Well, what I have to say here is that your letter has only inspired me to stand up more so – and when I stand up for the truth, I stand up for all those who have been bullied and abused and manipulated, including Universal Medicine, Serge Benhayon, his family, and all Universal Medicine students – I stand up and I stand tall and have no fear about who I am – I don’t hide or crouch behind some anonymous cloak or play small just in case it might upset someone who could get exposed for doing something threatening to another perfectly respectable member of society.
PS – Dear Anonymous –I could not help but notice that the Newspaper article dates back to August 2014, the UM Facts Team Article dates back to September 2014 and my more recent comment (amongst many hundreds of others saying very much the same as mine) only dates back 4 weeks ago…
How long have you been brewing and chewing on this and looking for something to ‘act on’, someone to intimidate? And interesting indeed that you should have picked me out from all the other hundreds of people speaking similarly…
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