SBS did a good job, and I wonder how much JMS will now try and bully them.
I'm new to the JMS horror. I'm activist against a small scale Australian version called Universal Medicine, which is led by a sexual predator. I've had the misfortune of being in a treatment room with him.
The group has a large membership of women, and a secretive culture of molestation. Members send their little girls to stay in the leader's home.
I mention these things because the similarities to JMS are chilliing. As an anti-cult activist I appreciate the difficulty in getting media coverage, let alone authorities to act on the cult's abuses. Every time a media organization reports on UM they are bombarded with letters from cult members whining about media bias, and how in reporting wrongdoing, they've missed the 'real story' of all the wonderful things the cult does. Some smaller publications won't print more stories because it's not worth the bullying and pseudo-legal threats. So I appreciate it takes a motivated and dedicated producer to air these stories.
Congratulations to Liz and Sarah on their courage in coming forward. As Peter says, it's much more difficult than it would appear in the report. I don't hold much hope for UM's victims coming forward due to the level of bullying exerted by the cult's hierarchy of bitches. Liz and Sarah, I'm glad you're free and I hope you're okay. Your speaking out will help other victims. Well done.
Also, from one cult basher to another, good onya Peter. You've put in a humungous amount of work!
Finally, I was horrified to read in the SBS correspondence JMS runs tax exempt charity fronts in Australia. That really needs investigation. Unfortunately the
Abbott government is planning to abolish the Australian Charity Commission (ACNC) - but that shouldn't stop anyone from submitting a complaint - however, you need to send evidence. Evidence of harm to beneficiaries or evidence of financial irregularities.
Do we know the names of the charities?