Lance Martin Exposed
Lance Martin is a businessman who runs Hotels2Go, an online hotel booking service. His numerous company name changes appear to hide a wake of dissatisfied customers. After the demise of his second marriage he became enraged about his wife’s departure and embarked on a crusade fuelled by ignorance and vengeance.
In early 2012 Lance Martin’s second marriage had come to an end. His former wife Anna Douglass recounts how he seemed unable to ‘move on’ nor look to anything in himself that may have contributed to the final marriage breakdown. Lance Martin’s response was common: seek to exact vengeance on the one he perceived, to be the cause of his loss. In Lance Martin’s case this was Serge Benhayon and the teachings presented via Universal Medicine.
It appears that Lance Martin’s crusade to ‘bring down’ Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine, had its genesis in his inability to take any responsibility for his own failures and misfortunes. As Lance Martin’s crusade has failed to reach fruition he has gone from courting the media and the self proclaimed ‘cult experts’ to being an anonymous cyberbully languishing on Esther Rocket’s two repetitive hate blogs going by various pseudonyms including, “Concerned Partner”, “You Know Who”, “You know Who’s Brother”, various other versions of the “You know Who” theme and more recently “Lord of Form”.
Lance Martin’s wife had attended Universal Medicine events, workshops and courses for several years prior to 2012. In fact his wife reports that Lance Martin had a number of personal sessions with Serge Benhayon during the previous 5 year period, he regularly attended upon an accredited Esoteric Chakra-puncturist during this same period and he attended one workshop. If there was no benefit experienced from the esoteric therapies, why did he keep returning to have more sessions?
It was not until towards the end of the marriage that Lance Martin had any issue with Universal Medicine and this appears to be as a result of him looking for a scapegoat to blame for his marriage falling apart. Lance Martin’s second wife had in fact left him several times during their 16 year relationship and thus the cracks in the marriage were evident long before his wife attended any Universal Medicine course or met Serge Benhayon. Lance Martin has failed to publicly let this fact be known, asserting that his marriage was rosy before his wife became associated with Universal Medicine. The facts simply do not support this view.
In April 2012 Lance Martin joined a group of men on the Rick Ross anti-cult forum, established by the self promoted (and controversial) ‘cult expert’, Rick Ross. Posting under the pseudonym ‘Concerned Partner’, Lance Martin discovered a small handful of others who, like him, felt aggrieved by the simple fact that their partners had wanted something more than what they were being offered in their relationships. In order to gain traction in his campaign against Universal Medicine (and perhaps win his wife back) Lance Martin courted the media with a story about his failed marriage – this alone would not have brought any press interest – however, it was transformed into a salacious ‘cult’ conspiracy story, with Lance Martin at the centre as the helpless victim of an evil cult that had taken over his wife’s life. It appears that he simply could not accept that his wife left him.
In peddling his false narrative of a cult causing the demise of his marriage, Lance Martin not only appeared to fail to tell of the many prior separations in the relationship, he most certainly did not tell anyone that his wife is a highly accomplished and experienced professional who for many years stood by him through ongoing business troubles. These facts would not have supported the portrayal of his wife as weak, vulnerable, brainwashed and in need of saving; a portrayal necessary to support his false narrative.
Lance Martin has deceptively posed as a journalist to extricate information from persons who had previously known Serge Benhayon. He targeted and pursued partners of those associated with Universal Medicine trying to get them to join his crusade, often causing discord in relationships where none previously existed.
In what amounts to a massive waste of tax-payer resources we know that Lance Martin has made numerous complaints about Serge Benhayon including to the ATO, ASIC, ACCC ASQA and to the Australian Customs and Border Protection. These complaints have gone nowhere but that does not stop Lance Martin continuing his online rants about dodgy business dealings, tax evasion and money laundering. This includes the constant ridiculous claim that Serge Benhayon only takes cash for courses and events – conveniently ignoring the facts that there is an online payment facility on the Universal Medicine study website and that there are 2 electronic funds transfer machines in regular use at all courses and events. The truth is that Universal Medicine undertakes scrupulous accounting procedures, conducting its business with the utmost integrity in all its dealings.
Lance Martin displays an almost obsessional interest in Serge Benhayon’s business dealings. It would seem that Serge Benhayon’s business success has attracted the ire of Lance Martin in the wake of Lance Martin’s own financial difficulties. Perhaps it is jealously then that has led to his attempts to paint Serge Benhayon as being less than honest in business. Lance Martin’s delusion in this regard may well be a projection of his own way of doing business, since scores of online reviews of Lance Martin’s current and past businesses show that it is clearly the opinion of some that Lance Martin is a conman.
In September 2012 Lance Martin met Esther Rockett on the Rick Ross forum. Since then Lance Martin has worked closely with Esther Rockett in their mutual cyber-bully crusade against Universal Medicine.
Together Lance Martin and Esther Rockett penned a defamatory document titled, ‘Universal Medicine Cult and Serge Benhayon Press Kit’ which they disseminate to the media, government agencies and even employers of people associated with Universal Medicine. There are 2 versions of this Press Kit both of which have been passed to Serge Benhayon via employers of Universal Medicine students after these employers saw the documents for what they were. It seems that Lance Martin and Esther Rockett fail to consider that in most cases employers can immediately see that the portrayal of their employees as ‘cult recruiters’ and ‘brainwashed cult followers’ is ridiculous.
In the early version of their Press Kit, it is confirmed that:
“Esther has received much of her information from Lance Martin, who has liaised with journalists from the outset of media exposure of Universal Medicine, and has single handedly uncovered most of the evidence of Universal Medicine’s harms.”
The ‘harms’ presented in this ‘press kit’ document are the same litany of lies and more that appear in Esther Rockett’s blogs. Lance Martin has been happy (it seems) for Esther Rockett to be the mouthpiece of the crusade while he stays somewhat behind the scenes, much like a puppet master and his puppet. He no doubt revels in Esther’s ability to spew forth endless pages of vitriol on Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine and associated others based on false ’harms’ that are no more than a figment of Lance Martin’s imagination.
The extent of the false claims about Serge Benhayon are revealing of the man who has made them. None more so than Lance Martin’s obsession with Serge Benhayon’s marriage to Miranda Benhayon and his sordid commentaries in this regard – making completely false allegations relating to sexual grooming of teenage girls and implying paedophilia, amongst other things. Lance Martin himself has acknowledged that what you think of others is usually what is going on in your own mind and on Esther Rockett’s blogs he has commented:
“We should also learn the basic rule that what people talk about can ONLY be what is inside their heads”
So it has to be asked what is going on in Lance Martin’s own mind when he is in the company of teenage girls? Whatever he is fantasising about Serge Benhayon is not true, however, is there a reason for concern in respect to Lance Martin and teenage girls given his malignant preoccupations?
Another point of reflection is that internet trolls exhibit the Dark Triad of personality traits – this dark triad reflects sub-clinical narcissism, Machiavellianism and subclinical sociopathy (Buckels, Trapnell and Paulhus, 2014). In respect of Lance Martin’s conduct, which appears fuelled by revenge for his wife leaving him, he appears to be exhibiting sociopathic traits since telling such extreme lies (accusations of paedophilia, sexual grooming, money laundering, fraud) with no regard to the impact this may have upon others, appears resonant with subclinical sociopathy. The increased intensity of the lies Lance Martin is willing to tell may be indicative of underlying problems of this nature.
Media interest in Lance Martin’s hate crusade has waned, and the emptiness of his and Esther Rockett’s cyberbully threats have become obvious. The prediction that they would bring down Universal Medicine by the end of 2012 has instead been met with a greater interest and support in the work of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine across the globe. Lance Martin continues to declare that Serge will soon be brought to account, however there is a palpable degree of impotence in Lance Martin’s ongoing rage, reflected in the following statement from Lance Martin:
“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”.
(Posted on Rick Ross forum 30 March 2013 under pseudonym Concerned Partner)
The sting perhaps of a man scorned?