By Emmalee Benhayon with Alison Greig
Esther Rockett has been fixed upon a malicious campaign to suggest that it is somehow wrong that little girls or young children visit the Benhayon household, implying that this is sinister or inappropriate in some way.
Esther Rockett’s Tweets on this matter serve as a summary of her offensive and manipulative conduct, where whatever evidence provided to counter her lies is met with an obstinate denial of the facts presented and derision towards those stating very clearly they are not victims. Danna Elmalah who stayed with the Benhayons in 2011 on her gap year had been targeted on Rockett’s blogs and had spoken up about the lies. She then felt compelled to address Rockett’s claims on Twitter:
What is of note here is that Esther Rockett banks on the information as provided by her mentor Lance Martin. In comments on Esther Rockett’s blog sites, Danna was targeted by Martin and labeled as a 16-year-old ‘victim’ of grooming with his sleazy invective.
Martin’s perceived trump card, (Danna Elmalah), the ‘sure thing’ fact that would sink Serge Benhayon, turned out to be a strong and very vocal advocate for Benhayon’s famous generosity, care and unparalleled integrity. When your ‘sure thing’, your assured ‘torpedo’ is exposed as a complete dud, one would assume that an ounce of decency or self honour remains enough to humbly accept being exposed as a liar. But not so for this pair; Lance Martin and Esther Rockett remain firm, a trajectory that will have its assured destiny, a destiny that is founded on the same basis as its start.
Interestingly, and despite the corpus of evidence that exposes her and her mentor’s tales, Esther Rockett lives in a cave of denial, since Danna Elmalah was 18 when she stayed with Serge Benhayon and his family by her own choice. Danna was on her gap year and was offered the opportunity to visit Australia from her home in the Netherlands. If the simple fact of age cannot be established from sight or afar, and in this case Lance Martin was well off the mark, basic intelligence would ask – on what basis can you support your substantial allegation?
Danna Elmalah was not a ‘juvenile’, but an adult at the time. Esther Rockett uses any material and spins fabrications to create a sense of danger and incite fear – reality seemingly eludes her.
When your torpedo sinks to the bottom of the ocean, a simple sign that all is clearly not well, out comes another from the same batch.
Yes, Esther Rockett attempted to imply that the mother of 2 young women who were friends of all of my family and one of whom had stayed with the family on occasions, was somehow neglectful or had failed to ask questions. Ignoring the message presented loud and clear that there was nothing to ask questions about:
No questions were asked simply because they did not need to be!
As Helen Simkins presented she is a “discerning judge of character” and was able to assess that her daughters were safe in the Benhayon household:
“Both my daughters have been friends with the Benhayon family for most of their lives. One of my daughters has had sleepovers at the Benhayon family home over the years. This was perfectly normal behavior, she had had countless sleepovers in the homes of many of her friends – at her own request and never otherwise. My children are exceptionally well adjusted, discerning young women who never hesitate to express any untoward or inappropriate experiences they may have. Suffice to say they feel completely safe, respected and cared for by the Benhayon family and enjoy a warm relationship with them, especially with Serge Benhayon’s children.”
Esther Rockett did not appreciate being exposed for the fact that she knows nothing about my family in the first part of this blog – even going so far as to attack me for speaking up:
Although her peculiar logic does need to be addressed.
How is it weird that I married a young man who is of similar age because we had the maturity to make this decision? And how does this make any difference to me being able to observe and know abhorrent behaviour when I see it?
Esther Rockett’s game is so clearly exposed – taking each person who exposes her filth as lies and then attempting to smear them with the same filth.
It begs to be asked what sort of person makes up lies about a decent man and his family with such malevolent intent? She has made many inferences of paedophilia on Twitter :
“Have I claimed Serge Benhayon is a paedophile? I’ve asked why little girls are sent to stay at his home.”
Rockett carefully manipulates words to have the term paedophile and Serge Benhayon appear in the Tweet together. It is intended to smear by word association and inference.
From the simple truths of the many who have shared their actual experiences of spending time with my family to all that has been clearly presented by the Facts Team on this website, it is clear that most onlookers would be completely aware that there is absolutely not a skerrick of evidence to back up the lies Esther Rockett continues to make or an ounce of truth in stories she spins.
It is hard to comprehend how she can justify her own warped sexual obsessions about young girls and teenagers staying at the Benhayon household when all the evidence provided on the public record has shown that those staying have had nothing but positive experiences.
Danna Elmalah wrote of her experiences in the Benhayon household and answered Esther Rockett’s consistently asked question as to why young women might choose to stay with my family:
‘I can work out why young girls are staying with the Benhayons and their home, and why I did, because it is the most awesome, well cared and loving place to be and with the most loving, friendly and non-abusive family.
The lies that have been written for over a few years now about young women being sexually abused or groomed by Serge Benhayon and also targeting me has deeply hurt me and also all of my friends and family. I have lived, met, been with Serge Benhayon and the family almost everyday during an 8 month visit to Australia. I deeply appreciate all the time that I have spent with them.
When I met this family I was stunned. They felt so different as a family. They felt so open, together and full of fun. I felt embraced, welcomed, loved, cared for, held in warmth and adored for who I am… Everyone in the house was equal. This was lived by all of the Benhayon family members, meaning everyone: Serge, Miranda, Curtis, Natalie, Michael and his wife Emmalee Benhayon.
My time with the family over 8 months was just warm, fun and caring. This family are so generous and truly care about people. They are such a warm-hearted family. Knowing and having experiences of what Serge Benhayon (including the whole Benhayon family) offer everyone – the same amount of care, respect, sincerity, honesty, value, detail, and love that I experienced, it is wrong that Lance Martin and Esther Rockett have made up stories about the family and especially Serge Benhayon.
I want it on record that Serge never treated me without respect and never made any sexual attention of me in any way and I never saw him in that whole 8 months do anything like that to anyone – to no one.
Knowing and being an equal part of the Benhayon family for a short period was an invaluable experience for me in my life, and is something that I have taken with me into my own life, with huge benefits. This family and company cannot be faulted and should only be seen for the huge benefits that they bring as a family and business to the world. I can only thank Serge Benhayon and the whole family for being part of my life. They are most valuable to me, and they will always be.’
Esther Rockett seemed particularly enraged that young girls, not simply teens, stayed at my house, referring with assumed but misplaced outrage:
‘Alison Greig has responded to our questions about Benhayon’s 20 year habit of having young girls stay at his home on the *facts* site with the claim that our questions about the welfare of those young women is a ‘sexual obsession’. She then reckons it’s only ever been teenagers who’ve stayed there.
Except that we have student notes naming a ten year old girl who stayed in Serge’s home, and Anne Cummings telling me that she knows all the ‘kids’ who’ve stayed in Serge’s home and besides ‘they’re not kids anymore, they’re twelve.’
Aside from the extremely offensive inference that Esther Rockett makes – that children are in danger in my home, I will again answer her questions, so she has no doubt about the truth about my family…
Well yes, children do visit my house. I have a younger brother aged 11 and a younger sister aged 13 who visit me regularly, and have done so over the years. Am I not allowed contact with my siblings? Is this somehow inappropriate?
I also occasionally baby-sit children of close friends and have young children myself. Is this something that should not be allowed in an ordinary family home with a family who have only ever shown care and love to each other and all who have visited them as has been demonstrated and testified to again and again? It appears that in Esther’s books this very normal and common occurrence within families, to share their house with friends, is not allowed.
Due to the age gap between myself and my younger siblings, I have always had a strong sense of responsibility over their wellbeing. Is Esther Rockett suggesting that I would allow them to come to some kind of harm? I guess it’s not really a stretch for her considering she has suggested through her numerous accusations about my father-in-law that I might allow a harmful environment for my own two daughters, currently four and 19 months old.
It seems that Esther Rockett has formed ridiculous ideas on matters she obviously has no understanding of, for instance with regard to what she terms “Esoteric Parenting”:
‘On Planet Serge, children never see their parents negotiate, compromise, agree, deal with difficulties in emotionally dignified ways, enjoy life or act selflessly, warmly and affectionately in children’s best interests. Serge Benhayon makes sure of it.’
‘Upcoming posts include a look at personal boundaries within the Benhayon family, and toxic Esoteric motherhood, where Benhayon seeks to come between mothers and their children, beginning at infancy.’
However, Esther Rockett’s commentary on the role of my father-in-law in relation to parents and children is based on nothing but her own vicious lies and imaginary stories.
Considering I lived with my father-in-law Serge Benhayon, and am apparently under his brainwashed control, it is logical to assume these comments (which are simply a few of numerous lies) are heavily referring to my parenting as well as that of my children’s father, Michael Benhayon.
It is utterly disrespectful (to say the least) to make comment on the close and intimate bonds between parents and children that she has never met and never observed either in private or public.
People we meet always say how cared for and loved our children are, with one of our family health carers making the remark that I was giving my youngest daughter such a loving and secure start in the world.
Other friends and acquaintances share how much they admire the deep love, care and dedication that myself and Michael Benhayon show our children and comment on their great behaviour and how loving and caring they are with each other and everyone they meet.
How someone who has never met me, or my children, can make comment about my parenting or that of their father is beyond my comprehension, as is Esther Rockett’s commentary upon the role of my father-in-law in relation to parents and children all of which are based upon nothing but fanciful and vicious lies.
But a cyber-bully and Internet Troll can say anything they like, right? And no Esther, I’m not stupid, it just doesn’t add up.
Esther Rockett seems to be especially offended by intelligent and caring women, such as myself and my sisters-in-law Natalie Benhayon and Isabella Benhayon, who are successful in their fields of work and or study, committed, focused and responsible in their life decisions and are willing to put their spare time towards meaningful endeavours and projects to truly support others, including their peers.
When it comes to myself and my two sisters-in-law, as just one example of her bullying and abuse of young people, it seems that Esther Rockett constantly tries to spin the story that we are unintelligent young women too stupid to know that we have been manipulated, coerced and abused.
According to Rockett’s lies, yes lies and, wait for it: myself and Isabella have apparently been coerced by Serge Benhayon and our own parents into arranged marriages with Serge’s sons, supposedly for us to do Serge’s personal bidding; and, Natalie has according to Esther Rockett suffered ongoing abuse by way of being “pimped” (as Esther Rockett Tweeted) by her father Serge Benhayon.
But the ruse does not end with that absurdity, no; more lies are added, as each is baseless and, utterly senseless to begin with.
Of my sister in law, Isabella Benhayon, she has been referred to as a ‘trophy’ for Serge, ‘a photogenic child recruited into a cult by her high profile parents and thereby robbed of any normal adolescent development’ with an attempt to somehow taint the impeccable reputation of Isabella’s highly successful paediatrician father as being involved in the ‘selling’ of his daughter to become some sort of child bride sent to our family’s home and apparently ‘groomed’ from a young age. Esther Rockett spits out her venom and as usual implies she KNOWS something about people whom which she has never met or spoken to and in fact knows nothing about.
Esther Rockett returns to her malicious theme of ‘unaccompanied’ house guests – the term inferring that there needs to be another person present to avert the danger that she has implied is there – there is no danger, simply sly innuendo and the fabrications of a cyber-bully.
Esther Rockett asks:
‘I guess they didn’t mention the age at which she was sent to stay at Chez Sergio unaccompanied?’
The ridiculous nature of this reference is exposed by the fact that Isabella Benhayon was an adult and by all counts able to make choices as to her own safety. Rockett follows with an assertion that her own parents were ‘so off the planet’ that:
‘they gave her to Serge they would have protected her from that manipulating bastard. They should have made sure Serge had no access to her in her vulnerable developmental years, to fill her head with confusion, and eventually condition her into the same clone like enslavement as the rest of his captive family.’
To clarify for Esther Rockett and those who feel the need to delve into people’s personal lives that are no business of theirs, Isabella was a 23-year-old mature, hard-working and full time student at university when she came to live with her boyfriend, Curtis Benhayon and had already left home to find her way in the world years before.
Another one of Esther Rockett’s lies crumbles here as she has been selling the story that Isabella was a teenager when she came to live in Serge Benhayon’s house. Isabella was 23 years old, and in any measure you apply in the world, was an adult, capable of her own decisions. Once again, can’t get the simple facts of age right, what else is way off the mark?
To say she was ‘match-maked’ or ‘married off’ at the will of her father or future father-in-law is so completely ridiculous that it would be laughable if not for its sinister intentions.
Isabella has written in response to Esther Rockett’s ridiculous assertions, that she did not need anyone to convince her to love her husband or indeed marry him, as she had ‘adored him from day one’ and ‘marrying him was really the only option’ as she has pointed out:
‘Have you met my husband?? He is an incredible man (and absolutely gorgeous..)…
Anyone who thinks I need convincing to marry Curtis Benhayon, clearly has not met Curtis Benhayon…’
Apparently, according to Esther Rockett’s invective, I was ‘ensnared’ into living with the Benhayon’s in a similar way:
‘Paula Fletcher’s daughter was ensnared in the same way – they admit she went to live with the Benhayons in her mid teens.’
To be clear, I was not ensnared. I fell in love with my boyfriend and because both of us were mature enough to want to develop a committed relationship together, we decided to move in together. Simple.
Prior to this decision I had approached Serge Benhayon expressing my interest in working with Universal Medicine whilst completing my planned studies in Western Herbal Medicine, so moving into the Benhayon’s household was the smartest option for both Michael and myself due to both of our work commitments being in the local area.
The fact that I have to explain something that was a personal step in life and defend and clarify what was a very special time for me, due to what appears to me to be the insane fixation Esther Rockett has on my family and, as it seems, almost all aspects of our lives, is completely and utterly absurd.
Esther Rockett has made it clear by her comments that she is actually having conversations between characters she has made up on her websites – Pranic Princess, Venus Darkly and others, presumably to make it seem like she has a real audience.
On her twitter profile in most cases the only character to Retweet her Tweets is her own character Venus Darkly. In other words, she is talking to herself and approving her own comments. More recently her Darkly Venus Twitter account has been banned and removed by Twitter because it was only being used for the purposes of Tweeting her vile about Universal Medicine from her other accounts.
From seeing the effects of this behaviour when I was younger, I can say that creating false social media accounts and spreading whatever rumours you fancy is a common tactic used by teens online when bullying their peers. It is quite concerning that a grown woman is taking to this bullying and abusive behaviour.
Apparently all of us are being taken advantage of in the family business, Rockett claims that:
‘The Benhayons work and work and work. Do they holiday? Serge puts his women to work as soon as they are capable of earning. His wife, Miranda, was earning her keep very young, wasn’t she Deborah? Natalie was learning ‘healing’ from age 15. Or was it 14? And if Paula isn’t on the payroll, Emmalee certainly is, doing everything from Eso-healing, to reception and marketing duties, to performing in the family burlesque.’
It is extremely odd that our work ethic and commitment to do well in life and our careers is the thing that Esther Rockett focuses on.
As I have said, I approached Serge for a job, I was never forced or coerced into working for Universal Medicine and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I was given by my father-in-law and Universal Medicine, a level of care and support Esther Rockett has likely never had the chance to experience and apparently, as shown by her constant comments, reminiscent of a jealous schoolgirl’s antics, cannot even dream of.
Isabella Benhayon and myself would both agree that we have been given enormous support, love and guidance by Serge Benhayon (in addition to that given to us by our own parents and families) as if he was our own father, which Esther Rockett has, with her usual warped perception, translated into an accusation that we are controlled and manipulated.
This interpretation of a situation which she knows nothing about and involving people of whom she also knows NOTHING suggests that she can have no real experience of what true support is in life and in family and perhaps exposes a lack of quality relationships in her own life. It seems to me that perhaps it is a case of – you cannot know what you do not have.
But Esther Rockett’s abuse is not simply from the impact of directly sarcastic or demeaning comments; the lived experience of her abuse is in fact worse for those who have to withstand it.
Even the fact that the teens that she has attacked and claimed are victims of abuse feel that they need to set the record straight so that others know they are not victims of abuse, that they can think for themselves and that they are actually very intelligent and discerning young people shows that Esther Rockett’s hate campaign does indeed have an impact on their lives, how they feel and what others might think of them.
Would you like to go to school feeling that all around you your peers or your teachers might be thinking you have been abused or that your parents have neglected you so much that they have allowed abuse?
Additionally in the case of my younger siblings, will they have to withstand negative comments from their peers or discrimination by parents of their peers because their mother, father and older sister have been falsely accused online of being mindless, brainwashed fools who support child abuse?
What about my daughters, should they have to grow up with their peers, teachers and the parents of their peers potentially thinking that their Grandfather is a paedophile and that they are potentially victims of abuse?
Any ten-year-old can Google someone’s name these days and Esther Rockett’s vile sites are not simply available to adults who are searching the web. So in my eyes, yes, Esther Rockett’s comments, along with her ongoing campaign and hate blogs are abuse and they are abusing children and will continue to do so whilst they are given space online.
The abuse that young people have to put up with today from the media, societal beliefs and now the rise in extreme and often abusive behaviours by their peers is enormous. We as a society need to put more time and energy into supporting our youths, allowing them to develop the confidence and respect for themselves that the young people mentioned in this article have been able to develop from what they say is the support they have gained from Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. As was recently presented on this website by Arianne Kasi, the support provided to teenagers through the work of Universal Medicine should be a model for all.
Perhaps Esther Rockett should consider putting her time and energy into truly supporting young people in the current extreme social climate rather than bullying and abusing them further.
It seems that Esther Rockett is unable to take in the facts as presented. So many have come forward to say that there are no victims, indeed that the contrary is true. For each person that presents the truth Esther Rockett has sought to malign them; she implies that mothers and fathers are neglecting their children, that teens would not know abuse even if it were happening to them or that I would not be able to see abuse in my own home. What will it take for Esther Rockett to understand that abusing the messenger is not going to remove the facts that they are presenting?
There are no children or teenagers at risk here and the only victims are those singled out for treatment on Esther Rockett’s hate blogs and her social media sites.