Belsebuub and I had to take legal measures to counter an intensive smear campaign against us that lasted for more than 3 years in which we have been cyberstalked, bullied, severely lied about, defamed, and had hatred incited against us. Lies have been written about virtually every aspect of our lives; a death threat was made against Belsebuub and we’ve had to live in hiding for years. It’s under these circumstances we created this website.
We took a main contributor to court and the court issued an order stopping the contributor’s campaign towards us. We also personally submitted a complaint to a human rights commission about that same person and an additional complaint about another individual, who was independent of the campaign, but who repeated and promoted some of the campaign’s claims separately. Upon consideration the commission accepted both our complaints, and both individuals signed legally binding agreements that prevent them from attacking us again.
The smear campaign was started by Gnostics after people were thrown out of the organization we were in and launched a revenge campaign against us and the organization. Also involved were fringe Christians, the anti-cult movement, and we were informed that the Orthodox Church in Cyprus was partly involved behind the scenes in some of it.
The spill-over attacks of that smear campaign can be found on anti-cult forums, which were used as a venue to attack Belsebuub, to defame him, make false accusations and frame him as a cult leader. The false allegations are made by the major instigators and contributors to the smear campaign, posing almost entirely under the guise of anonymous and “neutral” readers. The anti-cult forums being referred to are run by a person who is dedicated to destroying alternative spirituality, and is also a convicted felon.
They use the word cult (a bigoted word) to dehumanize Belsebuub and then feel free to say whatever they wish, believing society supports them, allowing them to bully while cloaked by the anonymity of the internet. Many have taken pleasure in using the campaign to make people suffer, some believing themselves to be free of consequences. But if you remove the veneer of the “cult” stigma, then you are just left with a bunch of lawbreakers – cyber stalkers, harassers and bullies. Some have joined in who were never part of the organization and never even knew us, yet they write about our life as though they were there – taking advantage of the chance to hurt someone, which many involved have admitted they do for entertainment and enjoyment.
They re-write the history of Belsebuub’s life in a negative way, misrepresenting and twisting events to give completely false impressions. Yet they cunningly present this as though they are victims revealing some secrets, and who have the right of free speech to uncover wrongdoings – but that’s just a crafty facade to cloak their abuse. In reality they lie blatantly, seemingly without restraint, turning the work Belsebuub does into false accusations of personal gain.
They lie about our finances and claim we have a huge home when we’ve lived in tiny apartments, a place with gun shootings next door, a small falling down house, hotels, and a garage apartment in someone’s backyard – moving from one place to another for years and years as we continue to write. They make grossly false accusations about our relationship, going so far as stating that we’re committing a crime just by being together. They have carefully crafted their lies to fit Belsebuub into the anti-cult movement’s criteria of a cult leader. The work which you see here on this website and in Belsebuub’s books they paint as mind control and brainwashing. And so go on their false and ridiculous claims.
Fortunately there were over 100 witnesses that came forward which affirmed the falsity of the allegations made on the smear campaign.
We will continue in our work and we don’t harbor any antagonism to anyone, we simply feel a sense of relief that we are now safer and freer.
We would like to thank everyone who has been following our journey for peace and justice for your support, and for standing up for the fundamental right we all have to pursue spirituality free from harassment.
To read our response rebuffing the allegations on anti-cult forums see Our Response to False Claims on Anti-Cult Sites
Online bullying, stalking, and trolling is on the increase, and unfortunately is becoming a prevalent part of internet life, using extreme lies to harm someone and their life. Here is a recent example of a case in which someone out for revenge used the internet to have a real impact on an innocent person’s life and family.
~ Angela Pritchard